Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams
Prep Time
15 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour
Serves 8

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan and dust with flour, knocking out excess. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves onto a sheet of waxed paper.

Step 2

Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat yolks and sugar until pale. Mix in honey and butter until smooth. Reduce speed to low; add half of flour mixture, then milk, then remaining flour mixture. Fold in candied ginger.

Step 3

In a clean, dry bowl, beat egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold 1/3 of whites into batter, then fold in remaining whites. Transfer batter to loaf pan and bake until a skewer inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out of pan and let cool completely. Sift confectioners' sugar over top just before serving, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

daycook1's Review

November 05, 2012

Jasmijn87's Review

October 19, 2012
Just made this! I tweaked it a little, I have to be honest! I added more cinnamon, a splash of vanilla, and a little molasses. Yums! Very easy to make and not too sweet, makes the house smell amazing too!