Weight Watchers Recipes

Jamaican ginger cake recipe


  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 175g golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp ginger wine
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 50g fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100g crystallised ginger, finely diced
  • Method
  • Heat the oven to gas 3, 170°C, fan 150°C.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar with a pinch of salt. Pour in the golden syrup, ginger wine and eggs. Beat to form a smooth mixture.
  • Sift the flour and ground ginger over the mix, then gently fold in with the fresh and stem ginger.
  • Spoon into a greased small loaf tin and bake for about 50–60 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to completely cool in the tin before slicing and serving.

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