We ask 10 outstanding food bloggers to share recipes they learnt from the significant mother in their lives. This nostalgic, thought provoking recipe from Stacey of Veggie Mama Blog is one that has been passed down through generations of Mums and comes from her Nana’s wartime cookbook. She is looking forward to passing this delicious sponge recipe onto her own girls.  “I always think about the line of mums who have come before me and what their lives must have been like.”  



  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger or spice
  • 120ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs golden syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 90 mls boiling water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda


  1. Combine all dry ingredients, mix well. Add eggs and combine.
  2. Heat the milk and syrup and add to mixed ingredients
  3. Boil water and add tsp of bi-carb soda. Add to cake mix while still fizzing and stir well.
  4. Warm syrup and milk in saucepan on low heat and add to mixture.
  5. Bake slowly in moderate oven for 20 – 25 minutes.
  6. Serve with whipped cream filling and dusted with icing sugar.

Handy hints:

Whip the egg whites first to get them fluffy then add the rest of the ingredients as stated  (including yolks)

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