This gingerbread cake is gluten-free, vegan and simply delicious! The heat of the ginger balances off the sweeter elements so it doesn’t feel heavy. This was only recently perfected with some experimentation.
I must give special thanks to Randy for helping me ‘test’ the final cake creation. He readily agreed….well actually begged to be part of the ‘testing process,’ and even bravely suggested we try seconds and thirds ‘just to be sure.’ He then creatively suggested that it would be ‘wise’ to repeat the whole process the next day. 🙂
Being a big fan of ginger, I put lots in this cake but you can see from the ingredient list that you can put in less.
Gingerbread Cake Recipe
3/4 cup vegetable or coconut oil
1/2 cup rice syrup
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup water
1/4 – 1/3 cup fresh ginger, grated (note this is lots of ginger, you can just put 1 or 2 Tbsp)
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup potato flour
1/2 cup flax meal *
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. stevia
1/2 tsp. salt
1. Combine vegetable oil, rice syrup, molasses, flax meal and ginger in a bowl.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl.
3. Stir half of the flour mixture into the wet mixture.
4. Mix well.
5. Add water.
6. When mixed well, stir in the remaining dry ingredients.
7. Pour into an oiled, floured 8-inch square pan.
8. Bake at 400º F. for 35 to 45 minutes.
9. Serve with Sugar-free Apple sauce.
* This is for an egg-free vegan recipe, learn more about Eggs Substitutes.
More Gluten-free Vegan Cake Recipes
Pear Upside Down Cake -This pear upside-down cake is so yummy and it is gluten-free, dairy & egg-free too. It is made with very healthy ingredients. Pears grow in Edmonton! They are small but they are tasty and juicy. A friend lets me pick bags full of pears from his big tree. Thus, I get to make this very yummy gluten-free cake made with healthy ingredients.
Sweet Plum Cake – I love this healthy sweet plum cake that is gluten free, dairy free and egg free cake. For me, it is also important that there are no unhealthy sugars and any healthy sugars be in small quantities. Being vegan is important to me.
Apple Cake is Gluten-Free & Vegan & Healthy – This apple cake is gluten-free, vegan and without all that white sugar is my kind of cake. It is egg-free too which is important as eggs are not good for me. Also, it is delicious.
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