Ginger Spice Cake

Upgrade your traditional spice cake recipe by adding a hit of ground ginger. It's a subtle change, but one you'll love.


9 servings (serving size: 1/9 of cake)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 215
Fat 6 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 232 mg
Calcium 34 mg


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup orange juice
1 large egg
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. With an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter on medium until well blended. Add syrup, juice, egg, and zest; beat well, and set aside.

3. Combine flour, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl; add the dry mixture to the syrup mixture, stirring until well blended.

4. Pour batter into 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean from center. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack.


Jerry Gulley II,

December 2005
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