I was pleasantly surprised by this Ginger Cake recipe. It came from a vintage cookbook that had no pictures to accompany the recipes so I had little idea what the cake would be like. Turns out, it’s a lightly spiced ginger sponge cake with a retro chewy caramel topping. This ginger cake might have been served at garden parties at the historic “Nyamutin” country homestead in Western Australia, dating from 1893.
Recipe adapted from the Nyamutin Farm Cookbook (1973), attributed to P. Mudd.
You will need: a deep baking tray (30 x 22 x 5cm; 12 x 9 x 2in)