300g plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
250ml hot water
Preheat oven to 180 C .
Grease and flour a 8 inch tin
In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
Beat in the egg, and mix in the treacle.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared tin.
Bake 1 hour approx in the preheated oven, low rack, fan medium, 180 degrees
This easy to make cake is wonderfully moist and smells like Christmas!
Serve with custard, creme fraiche or whipped cream for a lovely pud.