Another variation to the ultimate no mess, one dish cake, (you make the whole thing in a roasting pan and cook it in the same dish). Many may know the chocolate version of this which has been around for donkeys years, but this version removes the chocolate in flavour of ginger, with a really nice moist result - even better eaten the next day!
Place the following ingredients in a large rectangular roasting dish and mix well
3 cups plain flour (you can 50/50 with wholemeal)
2 cups raw sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the following into the well in the stated order
2/3 cup rice bran oil (or other light flavourless oil)
2 Tbsp vinegar (white, or cider is nice)
2 Tbsp Treacle (your could substitute golden syrup or molasses, but treacle is best)
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups water
Mix well and bake in a pre heated oven 180degC for 20-25mins fanbake or 1 1/4hrs bake (or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Really nice served as pudding with soy yogurt.