Traditional Gingerbread Loaf Recipe | Chelsea Sugar (2024)


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Quick easy, moist and great warm

Excellent! Delicious!

Very soft and delicious. I doubled the recipe bc I know it will disappear fast. Also double-doubled the spice. My butter/syrup/eggs/sugar mix had cooled quite a bit by the time I added the milk and the mix became very runny - it would have run under the base liner - so I added about 1/4 cup of OO flour. Still turned out lovely texture and taste. Does indeed seem to be a bullet proof recipe.

Lovely easy recipe with not too much butter or sugar smells divine

I did make this a few weeks ago did feel a bit dry with the butter- I think oil would make this a little moister with sour cream . the taste was in the loaf

This loaf is perfect for me. It;s so quick and easy to make and cooks beautifully in my bench top oven. It's tasty and moist - and doesn't hang around for long!

Wonderful recipe, lots of nice comments from those that had some. Moist and light. Did what the comments suggested - doubled the ginger - and it tasted nice and gingery.

Great recipe. Always works. I add crystallized ginger to the batter and it gives the loaf a special lift.

this recipe is so easy and delicious i am 12 and i bake this recipe all the time
10/10 definitely recommend

Wow, I Love this recipe 100/10 Amazing
I made this a week ago and my parents loved it...

Really good

Really good


Very very NICE. Had relies coming for afternoon tea, so whipped it up. Will double it next time. I put in cinnamon as I didn't have mixed spice. I might put cinnamon and ginger and mixed spice next time. be nice for pudding with custard of ice-cream.

My favourite gingerbread recipe. It doesn’t require lots of golden syrup so is more economical but still delicious.

Now that I have read the reviews I wish I had added more ginger and doubled the size of the ingredients. My loaf was very small.
Also when I used plain flour as you suggested. Other recipes use self raising, so I wonder why this was a mistake?

Yummy am so glad i treated myself to this just like my nana made .awesomeness

So good, I just add extra ginger, keeps well stored up to 5 days stays moist

Excellent!! Reminds of what my Mum made when I was young.

I love this recipe! Instead of powder I use a generous amount of grated fresh ginger and it’s simply divine!

Nice soft loaf a bit lacking in flavour though. Would add more ginger next time.

A very easy recipe to follow. I would have liked more ginger and spice, so I will add more next time. Also I did warm the milk before adding the Baking soda, just because that’s what is normally done. I think it would be very easy to double the recipe.
I made mine in a small loaf tin and it was fine.

A very easy recipe to follow. I would have liked more ginger and spice, so I will add more next time. Also I did warm the milk before adding the Baking soda, just because that’s what is normally done. I think it would be very easy to double the recipe.
I made mine in a small loaf tin and it was fine.

A very easy recipe to follow. I would have liked more ginger and spice, so I will add more next time. Also I did warm the milk before adding the Baking soda, just because that’s what is normally done. I think it would be very easy to double the recipe.
I made mine in a small loaf tin and it was fine.

Absolutely delicious. Will be making this often

Lovely simple recipe that isn’t too sweet and works every time

This recipe was amazing, I recommend adding 1-2Tbsp more of ginger though, I didn't have mixed spice so I used 1/2tsp of cinnamon and 1/2tsp nutmeg which was really nice. So yes, REALLY GOOD, nice and moist but doubled the recipe and it made a good sized loaf. :)

it was yum

I absolutely ADORED this recipe whoar it was good and me and mine had a slice whilst it was hot. I'm going to make this for a sick friend I have, well for her family at least and it will be my go to. Thanks Chelsea

Yummy and simple recipe to follow! I added in more ginger for a stronger taste. Cake turned out really fluffy and moist.
Following the recipe did lead to a rather flat cake in my square pan, so will try a smaller pan/doubling recipe next time.

Doubled the recipe as others suggested and this made a good sized loaf. We added one ripe banana and some grated soft pear and apple. Reduced the milk by 1/2 a cup and brown sugar by 1/3. Was perfectly sweet and moist and the fruit unnoticable. Yummy!

This loaf didn’t rise properly and was dense and rubbery. Wondering if the baking soda should be dissolved in hot milk? We used cold milk as recipe didn’t say to use hot.

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, the baking soda can be dissolved in cold milk. Are your baking powder or baking soda within date?

Really nice flavour but recipe makes a very small (flat) loaf using your average size loaf tin. Would be better to double recipe or use a very small loaf tin, if you want a decent height to your loaf.

Am wanting to make this but I don’t have golden syrup; would it be okay to substitute honey? Thank you!

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, yes you could use molasses, treacle, honey or maple syrup :)

This is so yummy ...I tried it today ...
So moist...and easy to make

Would vegetable oil be an OK substitute for the butter? If so, how much? Thanks :)
CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, you could try using 50ml oil to replace the butter.

I made with Gluten Free Flour and did 1 1/2 times the recipe to fill my loaf tin. It bakes beautifully and tastes even better !

Nice recipe, the flavour was very suttle, next time I may add abit extra ginger and mixed spice powder. But overall, cake is yummy and would make it again.

Bulletproof. Delicious, light, tasty - despite what I did to the recipe.
First, I made it vegan - replacing butter, eggs and milk with non-dairy margarine, egg replacer and soy.
Second, I didn't have golden syrup so used maple syrup instead.
Third, I found I had no ginger, at the point I went to put the spices in! So I used mixed spice and cinnamon and added a cup of chopped dates to make it more interesting.

I made this with gluten free flour and it was simply delicious.

This is my go-to recipe for a baked treat. I add a thinly sliced pear to the top just before baking for some added wow factor. It’s SO yummy, moist, and fluffy.

It is simple and delicious.
I am 11 and i can make this by myself with ease. I highly recommend.

Lovely. I left out the mixed spice and added an extra teaspoon of ginger. Will be making this lots more a real favourite.

This is so easy and delicious.
Highly recommend. Yum!

Absolutely delicious, but next time I will make a double batch as my loaf tin was too wide for the mixture, but that’s my fault not the receipe. I also added chopped up crystallised ginger pieces, about 1/4 cup and they give it a good flavour, you get a ginger hit every so often.yum

Can't fault this recipe, really, really good. I used egg replacer and Nutelex instead of butter as baking for a vegan. Came out great.

Awesome and easy recipe ... I make it and everyone loves it!!

Great recipe delivers an amazing moist ginger loaf. Delicious.

wow it is sooooo good

Found this to be small and didn’t rise in the pan,suggest to double the recipe.

Very quick and simple recipe that results in a tasty, moist loaf. This has become a go to recipe for me when I need to whip something up in a hurry. The only amendment I make to the recipe is to add the dry ingredients last. I find it quicker and easier to mix it to a smooth batter this way.

Delicious as per the recipe. I used a fairly big loaf tin so the second time i made it (the next day, its so good!) I just doubled the recipe. Its so good!

Delicious loaf and so simple. Keeps and slices well. The mixture is quite runny but it firms up quickly, definitely check it at 30 minutes, I was surprised at how swiftly it baked. Makes a modest size loaf, I’ll try doubling it next time.

Yep, it's a winner :)

Great recipe. Added more ginger next time. Everyone loved it. Doubled the recipe as not enough with just a single one.

I wish I hadn't found this recipe! It's such a favourite I make it every week. I add dried apricots the family don't get sick of it, lovely and moist great for school lunch and unexpected guests. If there's any left!

I LOVE it hot with butter and maybe add ginger icing for lots of ginger!!!:)

I double it for a big loaf. OMG it's delicious and turned out great 1st time. Would be yum with walnuts added etc.

Amazing recipe, I doubled it and added walnuts and it came out perfectly delicious

i was worried about how runny the mixture was but it turned out absolutely delicious !! a family favourite! Great for lunches, travels well with butter on it.
thanks so much for the recipe - have tried a lot of others but this one is defiantly the best.!! :)

Love this recipe. Easy and quick to make and it's so moist. Great to put in the freezer to enjoy it later on.


This is so easy to make & looks beautiful, moist & perfectly formed.
The taste is as good as it looks. I increased the spices just a little as we like a bit of kick to our cake. Was delicious. Will be putting this in the favourites list!

I'm not a fancy or fiddly baker but this recipe is a winner tripled it and perfect only baked for 30 mins didn't say to heat milk but did and all good will go into favourites. Thanks

I'm not a fancy or fiddly baker but this recipe is a winner tripled it and perfect only baked for 30 mins didn't say to heat milk but did and all good will go into favourites. Thanks

Delicious and moist loaf. I added some cinnamon and used grated ginger instead of powdered ginger for a stronger taste.

A great recipe for holiday baking.

It's a lovely moist loaf I have to double the recipe so it makes a larger loaf. It still doesn't last long here and there are only 2 of us. Cheers

I have made this recipe a few times now. Never fails. Mixture is very runny but bakes up nicely. I baked for 25 mins in mini loaf tins at 190 degrees and they came out perfect :)

Can't wait to taste smells beautiful
And tastes the same

Delicious and moist. I like to add extra ginger because I love ginger loaf to be super spicy

Very impressive to have liquid turn to solid. Everyone in family enjoyed this loaf. Cheers.

So yum and easy to make. Every-one comments on this especially as they know I can't cook to save myself but have never made a bad loaf from this recipe.

This gingerbread loaf comes out perfect every time and so easy. A good go to recipe.

Everyone enjoyed this gingerbread loaf and it was very simple to make.

These recipes are so easy to make. I have included my great grand daughter & great grand son to help me make biscuits and some of the pudding recipes. They loved to visit their nan for the holidays.

Very easy recipe to make - I'm not exactly a great baker..
Have made this several times now and each time I slightly change it, a smidge more golden syrup, a wee bit more ginger and I always add walnuts to it.. great base recipe!

Worked well, didn't have to bake as long as recipe said (fan bake oven). Added crystallized ginger on top. Great!

Wonderfully easy and delicious. I use treacle instead of golden syrup to give it a bit more richness.

And being an old fashioned pomme, I was afraid of using cups as measures instead of good old oz and lb. But this has given me confidence to try more recipes and just get on with it!
Lovely loaf, about to be a regular bake here!
Thank you

Yummy! I was very worried about how runny the mixture was when I poured it into the tin, I hoped it would come out cooked properly! To my excitement it came out very light and fluffy! Just about to have some for dessert soon. Xx

Yum! Was quite runny when I put it in the tin and was worried it would be hard when cooked but it came out light and fluffy.

Really yummy! As the other commenter said, the mixture seems very runny when you pour it into the tin, but it cooks beautifully.

Very nervous when I saw how runny the mixture was - but now a family favourite!

Easy, light and lovely!


Super easy and tastes great every time!

OMG! I love this yummy. Only problem is it doesn't make enough lol. Too yummy to stay in the pantry for long. Such an easy recipe too.

This loaf cooked well and had a lovely texture but there was something missing in the flavour.

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