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Top view of Gingerbread Loaf on a wooden serving board, next to a bowl of crystallised ginger and a bag of Allinson's self raising flour
115Total Time
25Prep Time
50Bake Time

Gingerbread Loaf

Quick and easy

2 Reviews

  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

About our gingerbread loaf

If you'd rather stick to baking bread rather than biscuits, this simple but super tasty Gingerbread Loaf is the perfect way of getting a rich, spicy taste of gingerbread - perfect for Christmas, but we like to make ours all year round (it's that yummy)

Moist and treacly this loaf is perfect for afternoon tea - and can be topped with extra flavours of your choice. We top ours with Silver Spoon Icing sugar mixed up with some water and fresh lime juice for a deliciously zingy lime topping, a perfect balance with the heat from the ginger.

Using Billington's Light Muscovado Sugar this loaf is bought to life with it's naturally warm honey colour and creamy fudgy flavour, making it one of the finest light brown sugars in the world. This sugar takes your gingerbread loafs to the next level, and can be used in so many of your bakes.

Why not use you leftover bag of Billington's sugar in our Gingerbread Cinnamon Cupcakes, Light Muscovado Carrot Cake or give our Salted Caramel Sauce Three Ways a try.

115Total Time
25Prep Time
50Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat your oven to 160°C (fan 140°C, gas mark 3) and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment.


  2. Step 2:

    Melt together the butter, sugar, golden syrup and treacle in a pan on a low heat, set aside to cool slightly.

  3. Step 3:

    In a large bowl sift together the flour and ground ginger and add the crystallised ginger. Pour in the melted butter mixture and stir until evenly mixed.

  4. Step 4:

    Next add the eggs and milk and beat together.

  5. Step 5:

    Pour the mixture into the tin making sure it is level, then place in the oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes clean out of the centre of the cake. Set aside to cool then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.


    • 175g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 175g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 75g Golden syrup
    • 75g Black treacle
    • 3 tsp Ground ginger
    • 50g Crystallised ginger (finely diced)
    • 1 Large free range egg(s)
    • 300ml Whole milk
    • 175g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 150g Allinson's self raising wholemeal flour


  • 2lb loaf tin
  • Baking parchment
  • Saucepan

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