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Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Delicious ginger spiced loaf with golden syrup
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Author Schwartz


  • 100 g Butter or baking spread
  • 225 g Golden syrup
  • 50 g Light brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 150 ml Milk cow's or plant milk will both work
  • 225 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp Schwartz Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Schwartz Mixed Spice


  • Pre-heat your oven to 130C Fan/150C/300F/Gas Mark 2, grease and line a 2lb loaf tin
  • Melt the butter, golden syrup and light brown sugar on a low-medium heat. Once it is smooth and golden, leave it to cool for 5 minutes
  • In a bowl beat together the eggs and milk
  • In another bowl stir the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, Schwartz Ground Ginger and Schwartz Mixed Spice together
  • Pour the butter and sugar mixture into the flour and mix well
  • Then add the egg mixture and whisk in well
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf tin
  • Bake for 1 hour until it is a rich gold colour and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days


Mixed spice is a British spice blend containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger. If you can't get hold of it, use a Pumpkin Spice mix instead