Easy Ginger Loaf Cake

Easy Ginger Loaf Cake

Easy Ginger Loaf Cake – it’s a beauty! 

I thought it about time that we had a new traditional cake on the website. So I decided, with your help, to make a Ginger Loaf cake! 

My Ginger Loaf is a lighter cake – it’s not the sticky dark type. 

I cannot tell you how chuffed I am with this cake – it’s a total babe!

It’s a gorgeous spicy golden cake – mmmm 

I quite like making loaf cakes (rather than round cakes) as I think it’s easier to handle and cut and always looks so pretty and neat

This one has a mixture of ginger and cinnamon as spices.

And it delivers a lovely mild ginger flavour, warming and comforting.

The simple lemon icing just adds to the treat.

Ginger and lemon seem to go so well together. 

Please try it with the icing it’s so good 

Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy! 


Ginger Loaf Cake with lemon icing – delicious! 

Oh I love a bit of icing on my ginger cake

delicious ginger loaf with a lemon icing


A little about ginger 

So first a little about ginger 

It is widely know that ginger has many health benefits. Look it up it’s incredible. 

However blains such as, anti-inflammatory, can treat many forms of nausea, lower blood sugars, and help with menstral pain.

There’s a lot of health benefits – if you’re interest check the benefits   here 🙂 

So it makes sense to eat ginger cake yes? Obviously …… and I’d say, often!


How to make a Ginger Cake? 

It really is so very easy

You simply mix your dry ingredients together, melt your butter and syrup over hot water.

Then simply add an egg the butter and syrup mixture and mix.

Boom that simple!

Full method is detailed below  –

However  I want you to know how easy it is:

Easy Ginger Loaf Cake - butter & Syrup


Loaf Liners for loaf cakes? Are they good?

Also before I forget, have you discovered loaf liners yet?

Oh they are fantastic, you can say ‘bye’ to trying to line a loaf tin

I love them, so easy and you can find them in most supermarkets and they are not expensive either



Look at this beautiful Easy Ginger Loaf Cake 

Just look at this beauty – it’s fail safe, every flipping time 

Golden & delicious 


The Ginger Loaf Cake Lemon Icing 

This simple Lemon icing is delicious with the ginger cake – trust me  – amazing!! 

You don’t technically have to have the icing but it is special with it 

One of my readers also adds stem ginger to the top too – says it’s wonderful 


How long will my Ginger Loaf Cake keep? 

In our house it doesn’t last long….

However wrap in foil or clingfilm and pop in an airtight tin and it’ll be good for 4 – 5 days 


Can I freeze my Ginger Cake? 

Yes, yes you can  (however I suggest freezing without the icing) 

Just wrap well in foil or clingfilm and pop in the freezer – where it will be good for a couple of months. 

You could always freeze slices separately – then you always have cake 🙂 just either wrap each slice individually or  pop a piece of baking paper in-between each slice so it’s easier to defrost 

Ginger loaf cake on tap I’d say…


How do I know when my  ginger loaf cake is baked?

This loaf cake bakes in approximately 1 hour , normally. However please be aware that ovens do vary and that your bake time could too….

When it’s baked it will be golden brown and risen, and firm to touch

If you are unsure you can always insert a skewer into the centre. When you take the skewer out it will come out clean, with no wet batter on the skewer

If it’s still wet then it may not be quite baked so  give it another 5-10 minutes and try again


Can I make my ginger loaf cake gluten free?

Yes and it’s really simple

Simply replace the flour for gluten free flour


Just a few pointers about Loaf Cakes, not just ginger ones

And please remember  if you like this cake I have so many more I’m sure you’ll love.


Banana Date & Walnut Loaf


Gosh can you tell I love baking and especially the good old classics!!

They are classic for a reason…… they stand the test of time 

Oh and here’s my Coffee Cake too 🙂 


10 Lovely Loaf Cakes 

In fact if you love a loaf cake I have 10 LOVELY LOAF CAKES gathered all together – have a look 


I hope you enjoy the round up 

And let me know how you get on with this Ginger Loaf cake – I love your comments 

Thanks Cx

delicious ginger loaf with a lemon icing

Easy Ginger Loaf Cake

4.87 from 22 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 313kcal
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A lovely light ginger cake topped with a simple lemon icing


  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • 50 g Golden caster Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 125 g Butter
  • 250 g Golden Syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 75 ml milk
  • 75 g Icing Sugar
  • 4-5 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon


  • Preheat your oven to 150C fan /300F / Gas 2
  • Grease and line a 2llb loaf tin or use a loaf liner
  • Mix your dry ingredients together in a bowl, flour, sugar, Bicarb of Soda, ginger and cinnamon
  • Melt your butter with your golden syrup in a bowl over a pan of hot water
  • Once your butter has melted in the syrup,  add half of this mix to your flour and mix well
  • Then add the egg and beat
  • Followed by the remainder of the butter syrup mix. Stir it really well
  • Finally add your milk and mix
  • Pour your mix into your lined or greased loaf tin and bake in the centre of your oven for approx 60 minutes
  • Once golden brown and firm to touch remove from the oven and tin and cool on a cooling rack
  • When your loaf is cold. Simply mix your icing sugar with lemon juice to using a spoon stir until smooth 
  • Pour the icing over the cake, use a teaspoon to spread a little  Finally sprinkle with your grated lemon zest


*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 


Nutrition Facts
Easy Ginger Loaf Cake
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. 5 stars
    Really good recipe! Thanks so much 🙂

  2. They. All look delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious ginger cake! Recipe was very easy, and it cooked perfectly as per the instructions. I didn’t read correctly and melted the golden syrup and butter in a small saucepan but it turned out perfectly. Going to try your Lemon Drizzle next, is there a metric conversion for that? Thanks for the great recipe.

    1. Great to hear Juklie – thanks
      Yes I’ll toggle on the metric
      Many Thanks Clare x

  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely gorgeous ginger loaf. Moist and spicy. Recipe and timings are spot on. So quick and easy to make.

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you so much I enjoy your simple recipes.

  6. 5 stars
    A great moist ginger cake. Wondered if it freezes well and how long to store after baked.

    1. Hi Roz – lovely to hear
      All storage & freezing details are in the post xx

  7. Katrina scammell

    5 stars
    I had some chopped stem ginger in syrup that needed using up. I drained the syrup and added the chopped ginger. With the syrup I added some ginger jam and brushed it over the top of the hot cake.
    By the time I thought about taking a photo most of it had been eaten.

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