Cornish Recipes > A Cake from Penzance

How to make a cake from Penzance:
This is a traditional spicy cake from Penzance which is on the south western tip of Cornwall, a few miles from Land's End.


4 cups flour
2 cups currants
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
3 tablespoons peel
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of warm milk
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- Dissolve the baking powder in the milk.
- Cream the butter into the flour.
- Mix in the dry ingredients with the butter and flour.
- Beat the eggs and mix into the flour and butter using a wooden spoon.
- Add the milk mixture.
- Beat well.
- Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours in a slow oven.