This gingerbread can be eaten cold as a cake or served hot with custard or ice cream for a delicious pudding. The key ingredient is the black treacle, which gives the gingerbread its rich distinctive flavour.

Serves: 12

Diet: Gluten and Wheat Free

Cuisine: British

Type: Treats


  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 50g golden syrup
  • 75g black treacle
  • 150ml milk
  • 200g gluten and wheat free self raising flour (I use Doves Farm)
  • 1 tsp gluten and wheat free bicarbonate of soda (I use Doves Farm)
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 4 pieces of stem ginger (I use Opies from a jar) chopped


Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 35 mins

Preheat the oven to 180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4 and line a 15 x 20cm baking tray with baking paper.

In a pan, place the butter, treacle, syrup and milk and heat gently until runny, then turn off the heat.

In a large bowl, sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and mixed spice and then add in the sugar and stir to combine. Pour in the syrup mix and beat until smooth. Next beat in the egg and stir in the stem ginger pieces.

Tip the mixture into the prepared baking tray and level the top. Bake the gingerbread in the pre-heated oven and cook for 35-40 minutes.

Cool the gingerbread in the tin before cutting it into 12 squares. Keeps well in an airtight container.