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5 from 6 votes

Golden Syrup Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Author: Baking with Granny


  • 100 g Butter
  • 50 g Caster Sugar
  • 50 g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 200 g Golden Syrup
  • 200 g Self-raising Flour
  • 1 Free-range Egg
  • 150 ml Milk
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160°c (140°c for a fan-assisted oven) and grease & line a 2lb loaf tin with grease-proof paper.
  • Place the butter, syrup and sugars into a medium pan and heat gently until the ingredients are just melted together, stirring occasionally. Once melted together, set aside and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl/jug, beat the milk and egg together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour. Add the egg/milk mixture and the cooled syrup mixture and beat until combined and you have a lump free batter.
  • Pour the mixture into your pre-lined loaf tin.
  • Bake in your pre-heated oven for around 1 hour until golden on top and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes before poking the cake all over with a skewer and spreading 2 tablespoons of golden syrup over the top.
  • Allow to cool completely before serving. For best results, leave the cake in the greaseproof lining & add a piece of extra greaseproof paper to the top, before wrapping in tin foil for a few days before serving. This will give a deeper flavour to the cake.