Spicy Ginger Cake

    1 hour 25 minutes

    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.

    12 people made this

    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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    I have looked high and low...experimenting with various gingerbread recipes, and finally I have found this one! It is wonderful! The taste is superb and so is the moist texture. It might look like a lot of work, but it's not, and any work is WELL worth it!!  -  31 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very nice! I made this as a cake for a cake walk fundraiser we are having next week, so I made in an angel food bundt pan. I also don't have fresh ginger so I just used two teaspoons of ground ginger total. I don't remember if crystalized ginger and candied ginger are the same (I think not, but like I said I can't remember) but I have candied, so I used that. I didn't have enough molasses, but I used the amount I had (at little over 1/2 c I think). I set a little bit of the batter aside and made a cupcake so I could try. So good! I really like this gingerbread taste. Thanks for the recipe!  -  25 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thought this was really good! I loved using three types of ginger. I had a golden delicious apple on hand and so I diced half of it and added it in. It was a pleasure to make and to eat. Thank you for sharing this recipe; I intend to bake it again.  -  11 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)