Ginger Cake Recipe

The recipe we’re going to share today is Ginger Cake.

It’s a very delicious spicy cake that can be enjoyed with or without any frosting.

If you would like to, however, feel free to frost it ^_^


  • 2 c      All-Purpose Flour
  • 2t        Baking Powder
  • 2t        Ground Ginger
  • 1t        Ground Nutmeg
  • 2t        Ground Cinnamon
  • 1c       Margarine
  • 1c       Brown Sugar
  • 1/4c    Mollasses
  • 2 pcs  Eggs
  • 1/4c    Milk
  • 1t       Vanilla Essence


1.) Preheat oven to 180 C or if a charcoal oven, to medium heat.
2.) Grease and flour a 6″ Square cake pan and set aside.

Greased & floured cake pan

3.) In a medium clean bowl, measure and sift all the dry ingredients i.e. flour, baking powder and the spices.
4.) In a large mixing bowl, cream the margarine, molasses and sugar with a whisk, or an electric mixer for about 5-8 minutes, your mixture will be a bit greyish, but that is ok, it’s due to the molasses.

Adding milk into the creamed mixture

5.) Add the eggs one at a time and mix only until well incorporated. If your mixture looks like it’s curdling it’s alright. Then add the vanilla and mix.
6.) Fold in the dry ingredients alternately with the milk until thoroughly mixed. If the milk is not enough, add accordingly until you acquire the correct texture.

Fold the flour into the mixture

7.) Pour the batter with a spatula into the prepared cake pan. Place it in the middle rack of the oven, in the middle.

Ginger Cake batter in cake pan

8.) Bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until toothpick, metal skewer or clean knife inserted comes out clean. Remove the pan and leave the cake to cool in a pan for about 20 – 30 minutes.
9.) Remove cake from pan gently and leave to cool on a tray or cooling rack until completely cool. Serve without frosting or with if preferred.

Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences to those who want to experience & know what Bakers & Cake Decorators do in a practical, hands-on settting. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School.

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