Homemade Ginger Cake Recipe 

 Originally Written: October 29, 2012

By  Hanna Trafford

This cake is perfect for a cool, rainy day – and it is very easy to make! Best is to use fresh ginger, it just takes a short time to peel it and chop it – if you have a food processor or the Magic Bullet (that what I use a lot) it will take you no time at all and the results are awesome!

Serve this cake with fresh whipping cream or French Vanilla ice cream – totally Yummy!

Homemade Ginger Cake Recipe:


  • 8 oz. (2-6-inch pieces) of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1-1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups of molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter (if you use salted butter, eliminate the salt from the recipe)
  • Confectioner’s sugar for dusting
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a food processor, pulse ginger until finely chopped (or chop by hand) you should have 1 cup
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt
  4. In another bowl, whisk together sugar, molasses and eggs until smooth
  5. Whisk in butter and 1/3 cup of hot water
  6. Stir in flour mixture just until incorporated and then stir in ginger
  7. Generously coat 3-quart bundt pan with cooking spray
  8. Pour better into the pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean – about 45 minutes
  9. Transfer pan onto a wire rack, let cool completely – about 1 hour
  10. Run a knife around the edge of cake – then invert
  11. Dust with confectioners sugar before slicing


Hope you will enjoy this delicious cake – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated



Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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