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Ginger and Chocolate Cake

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Ginger and Chocolate Cake

This tasty treat is perfect for sharing over the festive season. Topped with icing sugar and mini gingerbread men this cake is sure to be a family favourite. Made with the SD-ZB2512 Panasonic Bread Maker.


  • 75 g Butter
  • 25 g Demerara Sugar
  • 50 g Golden Syrup
  • 75 g Black Treacle
  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150 ml Milk
  • 1 Medium Eggs Beaten
  • 75 g Dark Chocolate Chips

  • 150 g Mascarpone Cheese
  • 100 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Good Strong Coffee


  • Remove the blade from the bread pan and line with parchment paper.
  • Place the sugar, butter golden syrup and treacle in a bowl and heat on High microwave for 1 minute.
  • Stir in all the dry ingredients, then mix in the milk and egg. Beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined bread pan and select BAKE ONLY for 40 mins.
  • After baking, test the centre of the cake with a skewer, it should come out clean if the cake is cooked. If further cooking is required add another 5-10 mins on the timer to continue cooking. If it is slightly sticky this will cook through during the cooling time.
  • Remove from the pan and allow to cool.


Try this recipe with a Panasonic Bread Maker!