Mary Berry’s warming ginger-spiced pudding is perfect for a cosy night

Mary Berry put together a scrumptious bake that will be ever so moreish.


Serves: six


  • 50g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • plus extra for dusting
  • 100g plain flour
  • Half tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Two tsp ground cinnamon
  • One tsp ground ginger
  • One-quarter tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • One large egg, beaten
  • 75g black treacle
  • 125ml milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas four, and generously butter a 1kg loaf tin and dust with light muscovado sugar.
  2. Measure all the dry ingredients, except for the sugar, into a large bowl.

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Meanwhile, it’s time to get on with the warm toffee sauce that finishes off the cake.

Warm toffee sauce


  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 85g butter, diced
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • One tsp sea salt flakes

Put the cream, butter and sugar in a saucepan. Melt together, then bubble, stirring, until toffee-coloured and saucy. Add salt to taste. Serve warm.

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Mary Berry instructed: “Arrange slices of mango on a plate and sit a slice of ginger pudding on top. Serve warm with warm toffee sauce.”

Now all there is left to do is to have a film ready to watch, whether that be a Christmas movie, something romantic, or a laugh-out-loud comedy.

Snuggle up on the sofa with the warm toffee pudding, have Christmas lights twinkling around the lounge, and prepare for a cosy night in.

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