Sticky Ginger Cake

As promised, here is my recipe for the sticky ginger cake I included in my Post aus Meiner Küche picnic parcel. As it’s name implies, it’s very sticky, and will probably leave you on a major sugar rush, but once you’ve tasted this  cake you’ll be baking it again and again. The original recipe for this came from a Sainsbury’s magazine, but I’ve had to some major adjustments to make it gluten free and substitute ingredients not available here in Germany.


  • 200ml milk
  • 4 tablespoons molasses*
  • 100g butter
  • 50g gluten free maize flour**
  • 200g dark brown sugar, muscovado if you can find it
  • 200g gluten free porridge oats
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder

*For the molasses, here in Germany I used Zuckerrübensirup (sugar beet syrup). In the UK you could use treacle. 

**You can use plain flour instead of gluten free if you don’t have any allergies.


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  • In a pan, bring the milk to the boil with the butter and molasses, stirring constantly until everything has melted.
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix in the sugar, oats and spices.
  • Stir the warm ingredients in to the dry ingredients until everything is fully mixed.
  • Line a baking tin with grease proof paper and pour in the mixture.
  • Bake for 45 -50 minutes then leave to cool completely.
  • Lift the cake out of the tin by the edges of the grease proof paper and cut into squares.
  • Enjoy with a cup of Earl Grey tea :-)

Don’t worry if the cake is a bit crumbly, it’s meant to be that way. I find that the middle pieces are always a bit more moist than the edge pieces, and are easier to eat with a fork.

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