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55Total Time
10Prep Time
45Bake Time

Gluten Free Ginger Loaf Cake

1 Reviews

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

This ginger loaf cake is gluten free. Made with buckwheat flour, this loaf bakes, rises and tastes just like a loaf cake with gluten - rest assured that taste and texture is definitely not compromised here. This loaf cake is perfect with a cuppa. Bake the day before and let it rest as the flavours will mature and taste even better (in our opinion) the next day.  If you love this recipe idea, why not try our Gluten Free Banana Loaf next?

55Total Time
10Prep Time
45Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C /160°C Fan/ Gas mark 4. Meanwhile grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with a double layer of parchment paper ensuring that the bottom and sides are lined.

  2. Step 2:

    Place the black treacle, golden syrup, sugar and butter into a saucepan with the milk. Gently heat and stir until completely melted.

  3. Step 3:

    Place flour, Xanthan gum, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, ginger  and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and add the syrup mixture. Beat together using a wooden spoon until smooth. Add the egg and mix well to combine.

  4. Step 4:

    Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and level the top with the back of a spoon. Bake for 45 minutes until cooked through and golden brown. To check that the cake is cooked, insert a skewer and it should come out clean.

  5. Step 5:

    Cool the cake in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. Step 6:

    Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Remove from the tin and place on a wire rack. Slice to serve. 


  • For the Loaf

    • 75g Silver spoon treacle
    • 75g Silver spoon golden syrup
    • 75g Butter (or dairy free spread if you're vegan)
    • 75ml Whole milk
    • 0.5 tsp Xanthan gum
    • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 tsp Gluten free baking powder
    • 200g Dove’s Farm Buckwheat Flour
    • 1 tbsp Ground ginger
    • 2 tsp Ground cinnamon
    • 1 Medium egg
    • 75g Billington's soft brown sugar


  • 2lb loaf tin
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk

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