Spiced Ginger Cake with Sticky Date Topping

Gorgeously sticky and richly warming ginger cake! Topped with sticky date and nut butter. Absolutely delicious.

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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 couldn’t be easier to make–simply pop all the ingredients in a food processor and bake.

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

Enjoy, much love, Niki xxx

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Spiced Ginger Cake with Sticky Date Topping

Gorgeously sticky and richly warming ginger cake! Topped with sticky date and nut butter. Absolutely delicious.
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
10-12 servings
4.80 from 5 votes


To make the cake

  • 150 g buckwheat flour
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 250 ml plant-based milk
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 100 g medjool dates pitted
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp clove powder
  • 1 tsp allspice

For the date, caramel frosting

  • 50 g medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • 50 ml almond milk
  • 1 tsp organic coconut oil
  • Pinch sea salt


  • Pre heat your oven to 180c
  • Grease a loose bottom pan with coconut oil.
  • 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.
  • Spoon the batter into the cake tin and bake for approx 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

To make the topping

  • In a food processor or blender–add the caramel ingredients. Blitz until smooth–it will be a few minutes before all the dates are thoroughly blended in.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10-15 minutes until turning out. Top with the salted caramel topping.
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7 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    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?

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