Paleo Cake Recipe - Ginger Cake Recipe - Gluten Free Cake Recipe

Our ginger cake recipe is a deliciously moist  gluten free cake recipe that was created after a craving for Jamaica Ginger Cake. It's obviously not going to taste exactly like the real thing, but it's pretty close! A lot of development has gone into the making of this particular cake, much to the horror of the children, not! We really hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

So cake isn't ever really a healthy option let's face it, and if you're super strict paleo then you're probably raising your hands in horror, but we live an imperfect life here that includes cake occasionally.

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We would much rather have a healthier option available to us than to indulge our cravings and suffer the gut wrenching consequences.

Ginger Cake Recipe - From Our Paleo Desserts Recipe Collection

Deliciously moist gluten free ginger cake recipe, also suitable for those looking for a paleo cake recipe from

We love ginger in our house. One of our all time favourite BP* puddings was Jamaica Ginger Cake and custard. After a huge craving for that comforting taste from childhood it was high time a paleo and gluten free friendly recipe was developed. It was a tough job, but we were up for the challenge, and after much tweaking of ingredients, quantities and cooking times, we think we have come up with the perfect ginger cake recipe. Why not give it a try and see if you agree? We'd love to hear how you get on.

The nutritional bit: contains sweet potato flour and coconut flour, so is high in protein and fibre, and molasses, which is full of calcium and magnesium, as well as having a reasonable amount of iron and other trace elements, plus lots of eggs which are great for vitamins A, D and B12 along with minerals such as selenium.

*before paleo

Ginger Cake Recipe Ingredients gluten free cake recipe

  • 60g coconut flour
  • 60g sweet potato flour (learn how to make your own here)
  • 10g ground ginger
  • 50g coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions - (makes 12 mini loaves or 1 large loaf)

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c (160c fan oven)
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the wet ingredients until thoroughly combined (an electric hand whisk makes easy work of this).
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk well until combined.
  5. Spoon approximately 1 tbsp full of cake mixture into 12 individual mini loaf pans.Bake for 17 mins.

If you prefer a very moist cake bake for 15 mins, or if you prefer a much drier one then bake for 20 mins, but of the three timings we preferred the cake baked for 17 mins as it was nicely moist, with a firm, cake like texture.

If you want to make a full sized loaf, 30 mins should do it, but check to see if it's cooked by inserting a skewer, if it comes out clean it's good to go. I'll test on a loaf and get back to you with proper timings.

Other Naughty But Nice Treats You Might Enjoy

Apple Cake

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Icecream

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Spread

Ginger Cake

Gingerbread Cookies

Coconut Frosting

Lemon Bundt Cake

Lemon Cake Recipe

Lemon Curd Recipe

Sugar Free Jam Recipe

Turkish Delight

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