Ginger cake
I LOVE to experiment with recipes, and this cake is one of my personal favourites. Plus after handing it out to my friends and family (who are not coeliacs), they ended up loving it just as much as I do!

This cake stays beautifully moist, so nobody will even know it is gluten free! I also love that Ginger has added health benefits, such as aiding digestion and working as a natural anti-inflammatory.


250g butter

125g of light brown sugar

125g dark muscavado

6 large eggs

250g ground almonds

175g doves farm plain flour

1 tablespoon of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of GF baking powder

300g of stem ginger (approx 2 jars)

Stem ginger


Preheat your oven to 180 (350 F, Gas Mark 4)

1. Strain the stem ginger and leave the syrup to one side for later, to create a glaze. If the ginger is not already chopped, make sure you chop it up into small chunks.

2. Cream together the butter and sugars till light and fluffy. Then gradually beat in the eggs.

3. Fold in the gluten free flour, the ground almonds, the baking powder and the ground ginger. Followed by the chopped stem ginger.

4. Spoon the mixture into a prepared (lined or greased) baking tin, approx 10 inch wide. Bake for 45-55 minutes.

5. After the time, check your cake is baked all the way through by poking a skewer through the middle. If the skewer comes out clean, it is ready! Put it on a cooling rack to cool all the way through.

6. Whilst the cake is cooling, prepare your glaze. Do this by putting the remaining syrup from the stem ginger into a pan, and mix with 2 teaspoons of water. Heat this till warm, but do not boil. Spoon the runny syrup over the top of your cake, letting it drip down the sides. This will soak into the sponge and provide extra moisture.

I hope you love this recipe as much me. Happy baking! 🙂





  1. 22nd January 2015 / 11:58 pm

    This sounds divine. I love anything with ginger in, really need to find some time to bake. My mum is gluten intolerant, she will love this recipe.x

  2. 23rd January 2015 / 1:50 pm

    looks super delicious! thank you for sharing!
    following you on bloglovin’ and twitter. hope you’ll look for me too. see you around!

    a possible fantasy

  3. 30th June 2016 / 5:04 am

    Thanks so much for the blog post. Looks Awesome.

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