10 – Treacle Spiced Loaf Cakes


Little treacle loaf cakes with punchy Christmas Spice, a quick and easy recipe to share with your friends and family.  They’re egg free too, don’t worry I haven’t missed them out of the ingredients list.



90g butter, softened

90g caster sugar

250g plain flour

¾ tsp baking powder

¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp mixed cake spice

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground cloves

Zest of ½ orange

110g treacle

110g golden syrup

200ml boiling water


To ice

175g icing sugar, sifted

2-3 tbsps orange juice

Zest of ½ orange


Makes: 9



Preheat the oven to 160c (fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4.

In a large bowl combine the butter, caster sugar, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, spices and orange zest.



Add the treacle, golden syrup and boiling water.


Mix it well to smooth batter.

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Fill the mini loaf cases ¾’s full, it’s neater to pour the batter in from a jug. (You can of course bake them in regular paper cupcake cases)

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Set them onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 22-25 minutes until springy to the touch.

Transfer to wire rack and allow to cool.

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Mix together the icing sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of orange juice and spoon over the tops of the loaf cakes.


Grate the last ½ of the orange zest over the icing and allow to set.



Treacle Spiced Loaf Cakes

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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