Monday, 14 May 2012

Golden Syrup Cake





Here is the regular loaf tin version of the Golden Syrup Cake on the BBC Good Food.
I wanted to bake a very sticky syrupy cake.
Yes, this cake is seriously sugary... and it actually becomes even stickier the next day.
Well, certainly this will cheer you up when you are very tired and a bit fed up.
Go on.
Have a cuppa and a slice.   :)




Ingredients 

  •  4 oz Butter (or Low-fat spread)
  •  4 oz Sugar (light muscovado adds depth but caster is fine)
  •  8 oz Golden syrup
  •  8 oz SR flour
  •  1 Egg
  •  150 ml Milk

Method

1.     Preheat the oven to 140C/fan (or 160/C - gas mark 3). Grease the tin and line the base with baking paper leaving a little to cover the bottom corners and sides. Press into place.

2.     Place butter (I used low-fat spread), syrup and sugar into a large pan and heat gently until the ingredients are just melted together, stirring occasionally. Leave to cool for 10 minutes (it helps if you place the pan away from the hob during this time since it will remain warm).

3.     Beat the eggs with the milk. Add the flour and milk/egg mixture to the cooled syrup mixture in the pan and beat steadily with a wooden spoon until all the lumps have gone. This may take a few minutes so you will need a little patience. Pour the mixture into the tin.

4.     Bake for around 50 minutes to an hour. The cake will be well risen and springy, but still very moist. After a few minutes cooling time, pierce the cake all over with a skewer and spoon the extra golden syrup over the top. Leave to cool completely in the tin.

This cake keeps for a week and only improves with time!