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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



  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 50g Golden caster Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 125g Butter
  • 250g Golden Syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 75ml milk



  • 75g Icing Sugar
  • 4-5 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon

Preparation Method

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


Andrea Woodward says:
Just made this so easy! Didnt have golden syrup so added honey. Scrummy!
mohan says:
This look so fresh and delicious.Thank you so much for the recipe!
Pam says:
Can you use raw ginger finally grated instead of ground ginger in this recipe.
    Clare x says:
    I haven'y tried it - maybe reduce the quantity and see? x
Margaret MC arrigle says:
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
Helen mccoubrey says:
Hi Clare, just made your ginger cake, well it was just so tasty. My son and husband just loved it. Thank you.
    Clare x says:
    Oh so lovely to hear - thank you x
Peter Fincham says:
Just made my third Easy Ginger Loaf Cake! Never lasts more than an hour. The lemon icing makes it special
Kaz says:
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!
Lyall Joanne says:
Best Ginger cake ever, delicious and i love the way it slices perfectly 👍
    Clare x says:
    Oh thank you xx
Sharon says:
Hi, I just made your ginger loaf, could hardly wait for it to cool down before we were slicing it up! Lovely, thanks .
    Clare x says:
    Oh so lovely to hear xx thank you
Tracey says:
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.
    Clare x says:
    Oh thank you so much x