This delicious spiced gingerbread pudding recipe goes will with chocolate for a completely decadent dessert!


  • 300 g plain flour

  • 2 tbsp ground ginger (or according to taste – this makes for quite a hot cake)

  • ½ tsp cayenne (or more if you want it very hot)

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp ground allspice

  • ¼ tsp mace

  • Generous pinch cloves

  • 150g butter

  • 125g dark brown muscovado sugar

  • 150g golden syrup

  • 50g syrup from the jar of stem ginger (optional – replace with more golden syrup or honey if not using stem ginger)

  • 200g black treacle

  • 250 ml milk

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • The drained and washed contents of a jar of stem ginger (optional), very finely chopped


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 170C. Line a 30cm x 20xm tin (I use a straight sided brownie tin)

  • 2.

    Sieve the flour into a large bowl along with the spices and whisk lightly to combine.

  • 3.

    Put the butter, sugar, syrups and treacle into a saucepan. To make it easier to spoon out the syrup and treacle, oil a spoon first – it will then just slide off. Melt everything together over a gentle heat.

  • 4.

    Remove from the heat and whisk in the milk, bicarbonate of soda and eggs. Gradually add the contents of the saucepan to the flour, making sure everything is well combined. You will end up with a very wet, pourable batter. Stir through the stem ginger.

  • 5.

    Bake in the oven for between 45 minutes and an hour. When the edges have pulled back slightly from the side of the tin and it is springy to touch, it will be done.

  • 6.

    Cool in the tin for half an hour then turn out onto a rack. If you can wrap and keep for a few days before eating – its stickiness will develop as it matures.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (14 servings)

  • Energy 273kj
  • Fat Total 10g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 42g
  • Sugar 10g
  • Sodium 122mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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