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Tropical Ginger – Cake Recipe

  • Making time 45 minutes
  • Preparation time  30 minutes


  • 150 g butter
  • 125 light muscovado sugar
  • Three tablespoons golden syrup
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • One teaspoon of baking powder
  • Three teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 50 g desiccated coconut
  • Three eggs beaten
  • 200 g can pineapple rinds
For the lime frosting
  • 100g butter
  • 200 g sifted icing sugar
  • Grated rind and juice of 1 lime
  • Read-to-eat dried papaya and apricot, diced
  • Few dried coconut shavings, for sprinkling

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– Walter Mosley


  1. Heat the butter, sugar and syrup gently in a saucepan, stirring until melted.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl then stir in the melted butter mixture and beat together until smooth. Stir in the egg then the chopped pineapple, reserving a few pieces for decoration if liked.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven, 1800C, set a timer for 20 minutes until well risen and the cake springs back when gently pressed with a fingertip, leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then loosen the edges, turn out onto a wire rack and peel off the ling paper.
  4. Pour the mixture into an 18 * 28 cm roasting tin, greased and base-lined with oiled greaseproof paper, and spread the surface level.
  5. Bake the lime frosting, beat the butter, icing sugar, half the lime ring and juice together to a smooth fluffy mixture, turn the cake over so the top is uppermost then spread with the lime frosting. Decorate with a sprinkling of the remaining lime rind, the ready-to-eat dried fruits and coconut shavings.