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Ginger cake recipes

29 Recipes

Try one of our top ginger cakes for Christmas, Easter, or any time you fancy. Our selection includes scrumptious loaf cakes, gingerbread, drizzle cakes and puddings.

Sticky treacle, ginger & lime cake


(9 ratings)

This moist and sticky layer cake tastes better the longer you leave it in the tin, so make ahead and enjoy for up to a week
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Lighter gingerbread


(11 ratings)

This dark and sticky ginger cake is made healthier with naturally sweet dates, buttermilk and plenty of cinnamon and fresh ginger
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Ginger & white chocolate cake


(5 ratings)

Bake our sticky ginger cake in a bundt tin for the wow factor. Spiced with stem ginger and decorated with white chocolate icing, it's a real crowd pleaser...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Ginger treacle sponge


(4 ratings)

We know how you love hot treacle sponge and sticky ginger cake, so this gorgeous pud is sure to become a favourite
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Triple ginger & spice cake


(68 ratings)

If you're looking for a slice with spice, try this deliciously moist and sticky ginger cake...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Pear & ginger loaf cake


(60 ratings)

This makes a lovely teatime treat or pudding, served with cream and also works well with apple and cinnamon or damson and vanilla
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Squidgy lemon-ginger cake


(38 ratings)

This dense, sticky ginger cake is easy to make and a great Sunday teatime treat
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Sticky pear & ginger cake


(37 ratings)

This is a cross between a sticky toffee pudding and a ginger cake. Serve warm with ice cream or cream as a dessert
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Lime & ginger drizzle cake


(23 ratings)

The combination of lime and ginger gives the classic drizzle cake a modern twist
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Ginger cake with caramel frosting


(26 ratings)

This moist treacle sponge will keep without the frosting for up to a week wrapped in foil and, if anything, will improve with time
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Toasted marshmallow & ginger cake


(9 ratings)

Decorative Italian meringue masks a spicy, moist ginger cake layered with ginger buttercream- an amazing bake!
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Gingered rich fruit cake


(6 ratings)

This traditional cake has been jazzed up with lots of ginger - you'd never know it's gluten-free and dairy-free. Perfect for weddings and Christmas
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky ginger-nut cake


(3 ratings)

A wonderfully sticky dessert - perfect served with a dollop of cream
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry & ginger fridge cake


(2 ratings)

Icebox cake, or fridge cake, is one of the easiest desserts you can make and this raspberry, whipped cream and ginger recipe is deliciously decadent
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Zesty carrot & ginger loaf


(56 ratings)

Lovers of ginger cake and carrot cake should enjoy this one. It mellows and improves over a couple of days
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Squidgy pumpkin & ginger loaf


(8 ratings)

Use up your Halloween pumpkin leftovers in this dense, sticky loaf cake which pairs the sweet earthiness of squash with warming ginger
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Date & ginger malt loaf


(15 ratings)

A dark, sticky and lightly spiced cake that merges Jamaican ginger cake with sticky toffee pudding and malt loaf
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Piernik (Polish gingerbread)


(7 ratings)

A classic Polish honey gingerbread cake is adapted by Edd Kimber. It's layered with plum jam and coated in chocolate with sprinkles of edible gold
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy



(43 ratings)

Parkin is a traditional sponge cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and ginger. A lovely teatime treat!
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry pecan & ginger loaf


(2 ratings)

Impress your family with Mary Cadogan’s lighter alternative to the traditional Christmas cake
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort


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