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A picture from above of a baked rich brown rectangular easy vegan ginger cake sitting on greaseproof paper. Half the cake has been cut into squares. There’s a small black handled knife next to the cake.
Easy Ginger Cake Recipe (One Step, Vegan)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This vegan easy ginger cake is delicious, and made entirely from store cupboard ingredients. Simply put all the ingredients into a mixer and whizz. Swap in your favourite gluten free flour to make this gluten free. Free-form baking made easy. Egg Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.
Course: Cake
Cuisine: Baking, Vegan
Keyword: Cake, easy ginger cake, ginger cake, vegan
Servings: 16
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 350 g Plain Flour
  • 225 g Sugar (soft dark brown)
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 2-3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 tbsp black treacle / molasses (about 60g)
  • 225 ml water
  • ½- 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ½-1 tsp ground all spice (optional)
  • Dash chilli powder (optional)
  • Handful dried dates or figs (optional)
  1. Place all the ingredients into the food processor bowl, or mixer and whizz until you have a smooth golden brown batter.
  2. Pour into 8” square pan lined with greaseproof paper and bake at GM4/180C/355F for about 35 – 40 mins until risen and a cocktail stick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Easy Ginger Cake Recipe (One Step, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.