Moist ginger loaf cake

    2 hours 15 min

    It is always a great time for a rich and moist ginger loaf cake. This loaf is ideal both for slicing and serving just by itself with afternoon tea or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.

    182 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 85g soft brown sugar
    • 110g margarine
    • 85g self raising flour
    • 85g plain flour
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 3 tablespoons milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease a 450g loaf tin and line with baking parchment. In a saucepan over a medium heat combine the golden syrup, sugar and margarine and stir until the margarine is melted and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool.
    2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flours then add the ground spices and salt. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the egg and milk, beat until well mixed and add the cooled butter syrup. Transfer the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and smooth the top.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for for 40 to 60 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 1 hour before serving.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (3)


    Great recipe, very quick and simple to make. I doubled the recipe to fill a 2lb loaf tin, but also got 5 small cupcakes out of it. Handy if you want an advance taster. I made the recipe as is, except using butter (not margarine), and adding a pinch of mixed spice. I'll make it again.  -  24 Jul 2015


    No wonder there are no photos. This was not a great recipe. In step 2 it says beat well- this mixture was not correct for 'beating'. I took the advice to double up as I have a 2lb tin and cooked it for longer than recommended. When my skewer came out clean I thought it was cooked but after cooling in the oven it was still cooked but very dense in the middle. I wont be making this again especially as it was thought to be too gingery. But don't let that put you off- I'm sure it'll work out fine for you  -  15 May 2018


    Great recipe. So popular at my house I always double up the mixture!  -  27 Jun 2017