Spicy Ginger Cake

Spicy Ginger Cake

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The secret to a really gingery ginger cake is to use three kinds of ginger: fresh, ground and crystallised. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.


Serves: 10 

  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) apple juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped crystallised ginger

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter and flour a 25cm springform pan.
  2. Stir together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger, bicarb soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl mix sugar with oil, juice, molasses, eggs and fresh ginger in a large bowl. Mix in crystallised ginger. Stir in flour mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or until cake tester comes out clean. Run a knife around the edge to loosen cake and release pan sides. Serve warm.

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