Emergency Spice cake

Emergency Cake


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup syrup I'm pretty sure this is a British recipe and I had Lyle's golden syrup in the house, so that's what I used. Maple syrup would be a delicious substitute
  • 6 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan.

  2. In a large bowl mix the flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

  3. Stir in the brown sugar and the raisins.

  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter and syrup together over a low heat.

  5. Stir the butter syrup mixture into the dry ingredients.

  6. In a small bowl, whisk the milk and egg and then add it to the large bowl. Mix well.

  7. Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

  8. Remove it from the pan as soon as possible and leave in on a rack to cool.