Vickys Sticky ‘McVities’ Ginger Cake, GF DF EF SF NF

Vickys Sticky 'McVities' Ginger Cake, GF DF EF SF NF

A fond childhood memory is going to my grannies house after school and getting a slice of McVities Jamaican Ginger cake, thickly …more


10 servings

  1. 275 ml full fat coconut milk or whole milk

  2. 115 grams dark brown sugar

  3. 115 grams treacle / mollasses

  4. 115 grams golden syrup – see recipe link below

  5. 225 grams gluten-free / plain flour

  6. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  7. 1 tsp bicarb / baking soda

  8. 1 tbsp ground ginger

  9. 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  10. 1 tsp mixed spice – see recipe link below

  11. 1/4 tsp xanthan gum if using gluten-free flour

  12. 115 grams cubed sunflower spread / Gold Foil Stork Margarine


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4 / 180C / 375°F and grease a loaf tin

  2. Warm the milk in a pan and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Set aside to cool

  3. Melt the treacle and syrup in another pan together over a low heat until runny but not hot

  4. Sift together the flour, bicarb, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice and xanthan gum if using

  5. Rub or cut in the butter until the mixture resembles crumbs

  6. Pour the syrup and milk mixtures into the flour and beat until smooth.You’ll need a few tablespoons more milk for a gluten-free cake. The consistency should be of double (heavy) cream so add at least 3 extra tablespoons

  7. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean

  8. Immediately run a knife around the edge of the tin to loosen the cake if you haven’t lined it with parchment, then let cool completely in the tin

  9. Once cooled, turn out and wrap with clingfilm or foil

  10. Let the cake sit for at least 1 day before unwrapping and slicing. This is what makes it sticky

  11. Serve sliced spread with sunflower spread / butter or as a dessert with warm custard

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