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! 

Mine 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 


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 are so so many more benefits

So it makes sense to eat ginger cake yes? 


How to make 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  – but 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 


The Ginger 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 


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.

Freda’s Apple & Fruit Loaf is really very popular, as is my Lemon Drizzle Cake!

Oh and let’s not forget my Mum Easy Christmas Cake another classic and a must try for Christmas.

Oh and this one is a beaut!! Banana, date & walnut loaf

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 🙂 

Easy Coffee Cake finished cake


Thanks Cx

Easy Ginger Loaf Cake

Easy Ginger Loaf Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
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


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


  1. Andrea Woodward

    Just made this so easy! Didnt have golden syrup so added honey. Scrummy!

  2. This look so fresh and delicious.Thank you so much for the recipe!

  3. Can you use raw ginger finally grated instead of ground ginger in this recipe.

    1. I haven’y tried it – maybe reduce the quantity and see? x

  4. Margaret MC arrigle

    Going to make this number cake for first time as I would like it a bit darker can I add travel to this ginger cake recipe

  5. Helen mccoubrey

    Hi Clare, just made your ginger cake, well it was just so tasty. My son and husband just loved it. Thank you.

    1. Oh so lovely to hear – thank you x

  6. Just made my third Easy Ginger Loaf Cake! Never lasts more than an hour. The lemon icing makes it special

  7. I’ve made this 3 times now. First time I didn’t have enough golden syrup so did Hal and half with honey. It’s just so delicious and it even improves on flavour over a few days – not that it lasts very long!

  8. Best Ginger cake ever, delicious and i love the way it slices perfectly 👍

  9. Hi, I just made your ginger loaf, could hardly wait for it to cool down before we were slicing it up!
    Lovely, thanks .

    1. Oh so lovely to hear xx thank you

  10. Just made this for the first time, omg it’s amazing, all my kids loved it- even my fussy eater, will be looking up more of your recipes now.

  11. Can’t wait to make this

  12. Stephanie Wallace

    Made this and your coffee cake yesterday. Both delicious with easy to follow instructions. The coffee cake was denser and didnt rise as much. Is that right? Going to try your lemon fairy cakes next. Can’t wait to try them.

    1. Yes that’s right – the coffee cake isa little denser x

  13. This cake is delicious, so light. Will definitely be added to my cake list. Thank you!

    1. Great to hear – Thank you x

  14. Easy and tasty! Comes out perfect every time.

    1. Oh so great to hear! Thank you

  15. what substitute can I use instead of Golden Syrup?

    1. Hi Dana – I haven’t tried any substitution of the golden syrup? Is there a reason you don’t want to use it? Sorry

  16. OMG just OMG ! Easy to make and even easier to demolish!

    1. Oh I l.ove that comment – you’re welcome xx

  17. Hi claire made this cake last night omg the lemon icing is amazing never would have put those 2 together. Going to try the coffee one, I love coffee cake!! Thanks stay safe xx

    1. Good isn’t it!! xx thanks for your comment

  18. Made this and its so easy to make and yummy to eat. Going to make another today. Hubby loved this cake. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    1. Great to hear – Thank you x

  19. Gail Bonella-Foster

    This was so easy and really delicious. Definitely making it again. The lemon Drizzle really made special.

    1. Oh so good to hear – Thank you x

  20. Lovely cake,even the kids enjoyed it! Thank you

    1. lovely to hear – thank you

  21. Made the ginger cake this afternoon, it was absolutely lovely, we had some served warm with custard 😋

  22. soooooooooooooooo delicious and sooooooooooooooooo easy to make!😁😁😁

  23. Will be definitely trying this ,cant wait for a slice with a cup of tea .

  24. Please can I have your recipe for the ginger cake

    1. It’s at the bottom of this post? Thanks

  25. I made this ginger cake with GF self raising flour and substituted golden caster sugar for dark brown sugar and it was absolutely delicious!

  26. I made your ginger loaf today, I did it as mini loaves, they are really moist and flavourful. I can’t wait to try your coffee loaf soon. Thank you

  27. Yum yum yum if you love ginger this is the loaf cake for you. Hubby LOVES ginger and fell in love with me all over again when I made this wonderful ginger loaf cake for him. Quick don’t waste time go make it ASAP.

  28. Can I use organic molasses instead of golden syrup?

    1. I haven’t tried Anne, but can see no reason why not, let me know x

  29. Can you freeze it iced, please?

    1. I haven’t tried with it iced – but I suspect not as it may take on water and run x

  30. Sounds good can’t wait to make it 👌

  31. I added the butter mix to the flour mix and it went lumpy. What did I do wrong please

    1. I’m really not sure – did you follow the methods and add half the butter first? x

  32. So easy to make, great flavours, you can also make in 1lb loaf tin, makes 2 cakes, just shorten the cooking time,

  33. What is golden syrup?

    1. Hi Jayne
      Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made by the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. … It is not to be confused with amber corn syrup or amber refined sugar.
      Does this help you? Basically a light treacle

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