ginger cake recipe

As a follow on to yesterday’s post, here is the recipe for the ginger cake, from Tesco website.


175 g butter
175 g soft brown sugar
175 g golden syrup
200 ml milk
2 eggs, whisked
325 g self-raising flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

(you could also try adding stem ginger, or crystallized ginger for an added kick, or maybe some dried fruit)


1.Heat oven to Gas 2, 150°C, 300°F. Butter and line a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin with baking paper.
2.Melt butter, sugar and syrup in a pan on a low heat, mix so that the sugar has melted into the butter and syrup. remove from the heat, add the milk and blend until smooth, add the eggs and mix in. Finally fold in the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda, pour into the prepared loaf tin.
3.Bake for 1 hour, then cover with baking paper and bake for another 30 minutes. To check that the cake is cooked insert a knife into the middle and it should come out clean.
4.Remove cake from the oven and leave for 5 minutes, then turn out of the baking tin and cool. If possible, wrap cake in greaseproof paper and leave it in a tin to enrich for a week as it improves with age.

(Personally, I prefer the cake straight from the oven)

(points in italics are my additions)

I’m planning to make one and ice in instead of a Christmas cake this year.

11 comments for “ginger cake recipe

  1. Delicious! I love ginger<3 Was planning on making some ginger cookies soon, but this looks good too. Can't wait to give it a go, thanks for the recipe!

  2. Thanks Laura! It really does look scrummy. Bet it would be nice done in cake cases as mini cakes too.

  3. Yum yum, i make mine a bit differently but its more spicey then sweet. Bet this would be lovely with custard. xx

  4. I love ginger, will have to give this one a try.

  5. Ooh I love a bit o’ ginger!

    Looks great Laura – yum!

  6. Yuummmmm might have to try this!

    Sally x

  7. dan

    That looks gorgeous! And I love the christmas idea, i haaaate christmas cake (not a fan of fruit in cake)so it sounds great xx

  8. I’m going to try this next week, here’s hoping it wil turn out as good as yours looks!xx

  9. In my whole life I don’t want to eat ginger cake but when my hubby baked some cake and didn’t told me that it was a ginger cake until I almost eat all of the cake.He said it was from this post. Thanks for the awesome and delicious ginger cake recipe of yours. Now I always eat ginvger cake made by my hubby.

  10. I think it will taste like those mint chocolate that you can buy on stores. I just need to add chocolate flavor for the kids.