Ginger Cake

Ginger Cake
I have two ginger cake recipes that I bake with, this is one (obviously!) and you can find the other here. The other recipe is quite a light cake with a sharper flavour thanks to the addition of glace ginger. In comparison, this recipe makes quite a heavy, sticky gingerbread flavoured cake – absolutely delicious, comforting and morish. The cake is quite high in sugar, with both golden syrup and sugar making up a large component of the ingredient list – so enjoy as a special treat.

It is a favourite of my Father-in-law’s. In fact, it was his lovely wife that first shared this recipe with me and I have since converted it for the Thermomix. Thank you Helen :)

Ginger Cake
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: Large cake
  • 170g butter
  • 170g raw sugar
  • 225g golden syrup
  • 340g SR flour
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1½ Tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 235g milk
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  1. Grease and line (or flour) a very deep ring tin or silicone mould. I prefer a silicone mould as I find the cake easier to remove. If you don't have a large tin, use a normal tin plus make an additional 6 muffins with the leftover mixture.
  2. Add butter, sugar and golden syrup to Tmx bowl. Melt and combine at 100 degrees. 3 minutes, speed 2.
  3. Add the flour, spices and bicarb soda and mix for 10 seconds, speed 5.
  4. Measure the milk into the bowl on top of the mixture, then add the vinegar over the milk.
  5. Mix for a further 5 seconds, speed 5.
  6. Add the eggs as the final ingredient and combine 10 seconds, speed 5.
  7. Pour into prepared tin or mould and bake for 35 minutes at 180 degrees. Test with a skewer before removing from oven.
The cake is quite sticky on the outside once cooked, so let cook in the tin and then gently ease of the tin onto airing rack.



  1. Megan says

    I love ginger cake! This looks yummm…
    Can you please advise on step 6, the amount of seconds is missing.
    I will be making this most definitely. Thank you 😄

    • Cooking in the Chaos says

      Hi Megan, apologies I didn’t see you message sooner. I have just corrected the recipe and added in that time – thanks so much for pointing it out to me, I can sometimes read and re-read my posts several times and still miss my own errors. I hope you enjoy the cake :)

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