Delicious Ginger Cake Topped With a Ginger Icing

Watch the video and learn how to bake a ginger cake that is so moist and soft yet really packs a punch with a sudden hit of ginger in every mouthful!

Ingredients for ginger cake:

  • 225g of soft unsalted butter
  • 175g light brown caster sugar
  • 210g black treacle
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 3 pieces stem ginger from a jar, finely chopped

Ingredients for the icing decoration:

  • 100g sieved icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp ginger syrup from the jar
  • 2 tbsp milk chopped ginger pieces – small and roughly chopped

Watch the video “How to Make a Super Moist Ginger Cake”

How to bake the ginger cake:

  1. Pre heat oven to 160 degrees centigrade fan
  2. Line a 24x30x4cm baking tray with parchment paper
  3. Mix all the cake ingredients in a bowl with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes
  4. Tip into the baking tray and bake for approximately 35 minutes
  5. Take out and leave to cool
  6. Remove from the tray, slice and leave till cold
  7. Make the icing by sieving the icing sugar into a bowl, adding the ginger syrup and milk, then mix until smooth and creamy. Add a little more milk if it’s too thick.
  8. Drizzle over the cake and decorate with some cut pieces of ginger.


This recipe has been adapted from