Preheat oven to 160 degrees/gas mark 4. Grease and line cake loaf tin
Mix the spices together in a bowl with the plain flour and bicarbonate of soda.
Add the cubes of butter and mix/rub together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Put the sugar, treacle, syrup and ginger syrup in a saucepan. Heat gently and stir through until all sugar is dissolved.
Add the stem ginger (finely chopped) to the flour, mix until evenly distributed.
Whilst mixing, slowly pour in the syrupy mixture until all combined and smooth and sticky in texture.
Add the beaten egg and beat vigorously until combined and it is smooth in texture.
Pour mixture into cake loaf tin and pop in oven for around 45 mins, until it is well risen and firm.
Once cooked, leave it to cool out of the cake tin. And EAT!