This Ginger Cake is the Ultimate Celebration of Winter

Ginger cake is warm, yummy, and just the sort of treat you want to bite into with a cup of hot cocoa or a glass of mulled wine this winter!


  • 4 oz of ginger
  • 1 cup of molasses
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 room temperature eggs


  1. Start by peeling the ginger and either grating it or finely mincing.
  2. Mix the molasses, sugar, and oil in a large bowl until they’re well incorporated.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, sift the flour, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper. Whisk further to incorporate.
  4. Pour the water into a small pot and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, stir in the baking soda, turn the heat off, and pour this into the molasses bowl and mix. Add the ginger too.
  5. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and then the eggs one at a time.
  6. Pour the batter into a parchment-lined cake pan and bake at 350 F for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool for 30 minutes before removing for the pan and enjoy!