Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Gingerbread cake recipe

This gingerbread cake make the perfect afternoon tea sweet treat. The kids will love you if you cut it ito squares and pack it into the lunch boxes. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • 2 1/2 cup soft icing mixture
  • 1 orange, rind finely grated and the juice
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 180°C fan forced. Line a 21cm x 31cm baking pan with baking paper and set aside.

Into a bowl, sift the flours, bi-carb soda, ginger, and mixed spice. Add the sugar and stir to combine.

In a jug, mix the olive oil, golden syrup, eggs and milk.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and fold until just combined. Pour into the baking tin and cook for 30-35 minutes. Leave in the pan to cool for 5 minutes and then turn out to further cool on a wire rack.


Into a bowl, sift the icing mixture and stir in the grated zest and juice. Add a little warm water if too thick.

Spread over the cooled cake and sprinkle with walnuts.