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 


Ginger Loaf Cake with lemon icing – delicious! 

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 


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  – 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 

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 


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


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

4.75 from 8 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
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. 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

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

  3. 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

  4. 5 stars
    Making your loaves for a fundraiser .
    They won’t last long 🤗

  5. 5 stars
    It is lovely but can I freeze half.

    1. I haven’t tried – but yes I’m sure you can x

  6. Just made the ginger loaf and it sunk in the middle? Regards Lina

    1. Oh dear 🙁 sorry to hear that – maybe oven temp? They all vary so much.

      Thanks Clare

  7. 5 stars
    What a beautiful and easy to make recipe! Thank you so much !!

    1. Oh so fab to hear – really glad you like it x

  8. Cake turned out really well. I melted butter a d syrup in a large pan then when it was a bit cooler added egg. Then all dry ingredients and beat it with a whisk. It saved messing too many bowls and it turned out delicious. Def need to do temp on 150

  9. 4 stars
    Very good easy to follow recipe came out the oven looking lovely and golden. Only 4 stars purely because was slightly dry, followed recipe to t! But will be fine and is completely edible we are serving it with custard or cream (no icing!!)

  10. 4 stars
    Lovely cake. Lovely flavour but was expecting more of a ginger taste to it. My ground ginger wasn’t out of date so maybe I will add more next time. I gave it 4 stars only because I would have liked more ginger flavour.

    1. Thanks Sharon – I purposely made it a light ginger cake x

  11. Hey 👋,
    Just wondering if I can use fresh ginger?

  12. Margaret Charrier

    5 stars
    I’m not a baker and this works perfectly every time!
    (I make the icing a bit thicker and add crushed crystallised ginger to the top.)

    1. oh sounds lovely – hope you enjoyed it xx

  13. 5 stars
    Hi thank you for the recipe i have wrote down the Mederia Cake,Cherry Cake,and Ginger Cake I might make the ginger cake will let you no how it turns out

    1. Oh great to hear Lillian – let me know how you get on xxx

  14. Elizabeth Justice

    5 stars
    I’m useless at making cakes but this was so easy and got finished off by the family within a day!
    Thank you for this recipe x

    1. Great to hear Elizabeth – Thanks you and so please you and your family liked it x

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