This is a perfectly rich and beautifully spiced gluten-free ginger cake. It’s a ginger cake recipe that is a lovely warming addition to the winter holidays (though you can bake and enjoy this any time).
This cake is great to have at home to enjoy, but it’s also a great unique and homemade holiday present as people really love ginger cake. It’s a great cake for those who can’t eat gluten and really want to enjoy some spiced holiday treats. It’s a great recipe to make gluten-free. The use of treacle and golden syrup really helps to hold this gluten-free recipe together and keep it nice and moist.
While this gluten-free gingerbread recipe may look a little complicated, it’s actually a really easy gluten-free bake.
Follow this method to make a delicious irresistible gluten-free gingerbread cake.
Before you start with the recipe, preheat the oven to 160 C (fan), 180 C (non-fan).
Butter your dish to prevent the cake from sticking.
When the cake has baked and cooled, and you’ve made the cream cheese frosting, you can either just spread or pipe the frosting onto the
This is totally up to you and if you have any. However, it will make taking it out of the tin easier and washing up afterwards more simple.
The smaller, the better. It’s nice to discover the small pieces in the gingerbread loaf while you are eating a piece, but if the pieces are too big, they can be overwhelming. Another way of incorporating them is to grate them in if you really only want a hint of them.
Yes, this is really easy to do. Just replace the butter with a dairy-free margarine, and you can use a dairy-free milk instead of normal milk. You can make a general dairy-free ‘buttercream’ to make the frosting dairy free instead of the cream cheese topping.
No, this cake doesn’t work with any egg replacements.
Yes, it would still be a good idea to use it as it will help to keep your gingerbread properly bound (crumbling is a common issue with gluten-free baking). Using xanthan gum is the only way to successfully make this cake gluten-free.
The recipe is variable between 1-2 tsp ground ginger and cinnamon depending on how spiced you like your ginger loaf cake.
You need to make sure your gluten-free ginger loaf cake has cooled right down to room temperature before adding the frosting. If you add it before it has cooled, then the frosting will melt off.
While this is a really nice addition to the recipe, chunks of ginger are not everyone’s cup of tea. You can leave this element out if it’s not something you would enjoy.
It can sometimes be difficult to get everything you need for gluten-free baking, but supermarkets are stocking more and more gluten-free baking ingredients. All the ingredients in this recipe should be readily available at our local supermarket.
If you don’t have access to dark brown sugar, then you can use normal or caster sugar. If you can use brown sugar, this would be better. Substituting dark brown sugar for regular sugar will affect the colour of the finished bake, but it will still taste great with normal sugar.
Gluten-free recipes have come a long way over time, and this gluten-free ginger cake recipe proves just how nice gluten-free baking really can be. If you want to try something a little different with this recipe, buttering a slice with a cup of tea can really hit the spot.
This is a really versatile gluten-free ginger cake recipe that you can easily play around with the make it just how you like. You’ll be keeping this in your seasonal cookbook for years to come to enjoy it again and again. There’s nothing better to warm you up than this spiced ginger loaf cake.
Prep time: 10 minutes- 20 minutes
cook time: 30-45 minutes
total time: 45 minutes – 1 hour 10 minutes