A sweet and sticky crowd-pleaser of a cake. ideal for an afternoon tea or in the morning with a mug of coffee. You can also serve it warm with cream, ice-cream or custard as a delicious pud.

Jamaican gingerbread
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Jamaican gingerbread
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Nutrition Facts
Jamaican ginger cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 213mg6%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 503IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Jamaican ginger cake

Everyones favourite way of using ginger.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Jamaican
Servings: 16
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Homepride


  • 20cm deep square tin
  • Saucepan
  • Large bowl
  • Sieve


  • 150 g black treacle
  • 150 g golden syrup
  • 150 g dark brown sugar
  • 200 g salted Homepride spread
  • 250 ml milk
  • 350 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 3 balls of stem ginger finely chopped
  • 2 medium eggs lightly beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas mark 3, and grease and line a 20cm deep square tin with non-stick baking parchment.
  • Heat the black treacle, golden syrup, sugar and Homepride spread in a saucepan over a medium heat, and heat until the sugar has dissolved and the spread has melted. Remove from the heat, add the milk and stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl, sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices and stir in the chopped stem ginger. Then make a well in the centre.
  • Pour the syrup mix and eggs into the well in the flour and whisk together with a balloon whisk until you get a smooth batter, then pour into the prepared cake tin.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 – 50 minutes, until well risen, firm to the touch and when a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 16 squares.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 503IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg


Courtesy of Homepride (www.homepride.co.uk). 

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