Monday, 4 August 2014


…by this to make this…




A day or so ago reading Jean's post and seeing her wonderful photographs reminded me of just how much we love ginger cake. Any ginger cake, even McVitie’s!

I didn’t use the Delia recipe suggested by Jean, but adapted a simple one I usually use. To make it a bit more interesting (and sticky) I added a ginger and lemon glaze, using Buderim sweet ginger sauce (available at Lakeland) with some lemon zest and juice.


Just the right balance of squidginess and texture, although adding some preserved stem ginger pieces (which I didn’t have, and the nearest supermarket to stock them is probably about 20 minutes away!) to the cake would probably have given it a bit more taste and texture.



  1. Now that looks like our kind of cake!
    Anything gingery, lemony and sticky that is! I haven't seen the sweet ginger sauce before, but then I haven't been to Lakeland in a while - I feel a therapy visit is needed......
    It looks delicious. Any chance of adding the recipe to the post?!

    1. It's not a very interesting recipe, but when I get a chance I'll type it up.

  2. Ahhh, Buderim ginger -- a taste from my childhood (and early adulthood, come to that) -- it's produced in south-east Queensland, where I grew up.

    And you have a supermarket near you in France that sells stem ginger in syrup? Where!! I've never been able to locate it in France and occasionally ask people to bring me a couple of bottles from the UK. Had you but known, you could have just nipped over to ours and got some.

    1. Hi Susan,

      I hadn't noticed but it is produced in Australia. It was in my fridge so as we were turning it off for the duration it came to France with us. Looks like it's pretty well travelled.

      I don't know that I can buy the preserved ginger, I just assumed that it would be available. Obviously I've still got a lot to learn about life in France. Looks like I'll have to add this to my list of stuff to bring out!

    2. I will bring you one when we return next week.
      I'll bring one for myself as well, and one for Susan.

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    1. If we got a pantechnicon Tim could bring all of his tools!

      I suspect there would still be room enough for a jar of preserved ginger... ;o)

  4. We always have some in, I use it in a ginger chicken dish... Will cook it for you when your over this way. C