Spiced Ginger Cake with Sticky Date Topping (Vegan &

Ginger cake! I absolutely love it…one of my childhood favourites and eating it always brings back lovely memories.

My version has lots of lovely spices and ground almonds – seriously delicious. Topped with sticky date and nut butter loveliness, its next level,

And it couldnt be easier to make – simply pop all the ingredients in a food processor and bake.

Vegan and gluten free as an added bonus. Delicious its own or with vanilla ice-cream!

Enjoy, much love, Niki xxx

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  10-12 servings
  30 minutes preparation time
  40 minutes cook time


To make the cake
  • 150g buckwheat flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 250ml plantbased milk 
  • 1 large ripe banana 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 100g medjool dates pitted
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 3tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp clove powder
  • 1 tsp allspice 
For the date caramel frosting
  • 50g medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • 50ml almond milk
  • 1 tsp organic coconut oil
  • Pinch sea salt 


  1. Pre heat your oven to 180c
  2. Grease a loose bottom pan with coconut oil. 
  3. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender and blitz until you
    get a smooth batter and there are no lumps.
  4. Spoon the batter into the cake tin and bake for aprox 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 
To make the topping
  1. In a food processor or blender – add the caramel ingredients. Blitz until smooth and creamy – it will be a few minutes before all the dates are thoroughly blended in.
  2. Allow the cake cool for 10-15 minutes until turning out. Top with the salted caramel topping. 

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  1. Sally on November 12, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Please could you let me know what size tin you used. I plan on making this tomorrow. Many thanks

    • Niki on November 12, 2021 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Sally
      I used a 20cm
      Love, Niki xxx

  2. Mao on January 24, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    I made this cake this morning and it was lovely!! Very easy to make as well! The dough was quite heavy and my food processor didn’t mix it properly… which food processor have you got?

    • Niki on January 24, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      So happy you liked Mao
      I use a Kenwood, its pretty powerful and does a great job,

      Niki xxx

  3. Rhiannon Gascoigne on January 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Would love to try this but my family hate bananas so would do you think could be used instead?

    • Niki on January 22, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Hi Rhiannon
      Well I haven’t tried but you could try cooked sweet potato or chestnuts.
      Niki xxx

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