For the cake:

  • 225 g butterlicious by Sainsbury's, plus extra for greasing
  • 225 g Fairtrade dark brown soft sugar by Sainsbury's
  • 70 g black treacle
  • 165 g golden syrup
  • 300 ml British semi-skimmed milk
  • 350 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade ground ginger by Sainsbury's
  • 1.5 tsp Fairtrade ground cinnamon by Sainsbury's
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 medium British free-range eggs, beaten
  • crushed honeycomb pieces, to serve
  • edible star sprinkles, to serve

For the ginger cream:

  • 200 ml whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp stem ginger, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 160°C, fan 140°C, gas 3. Grease and line the bases of two 20cm round cake tins with baking paper.

  2. 2

    Heat the butterlicious, dark brown soft sugar, treacle and golden syrup in a pan over a medium-low heat, stirring until melted. Remove from the heat, stir in the milk and leave to cool.

  3. 3

    Sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the eggs. Using a wooden spoon, gently stir the eggs, but without forcing flour into the eggs – it will be drawn in and incorporated as you stir.

  4. 4

    Stir in a little of the cooled butter mixture, then continue stirring it in until all the butter mixture has been added and all the flour incorporated.

  5. 5

    Divide the mixture between the prepared tins and bake for 30-35 minutes. Don’t open the oven before 30 minutes has passed or the cakes may sink. To test, insert a skewer into the centre of each cake; it’s cooked if it comes out clean. Turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack and peel the baking paper from the bases. When cooled, cut each one in half, horizontally.

  6. 6

    For the ginger cream, use an electric hand whisk to whip the cream to soft peaks with the ginger and cinnamon. Spread between the cake layers. Decorate the top of the cake with the honeycomb pieces and sprinkles.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1758kj 420kcal 21%
  • Fat 19.6g 28%
  • Saturates 8.0g 40%
  • Sugars 34.2g 38%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1453kj/347kcal

Each serving provides

54.7g carbohydrate 1.6g fibre 5.4g protein

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