A soft and fluffy gingerbread pudding with a gooey, caramel and ginger sauce. This delicious self-saucing pudding will quickly become a family favourite, especially for the ginger lovers.
What do you get when you cross gingerbread loaf with a self-saucing pudding?
My amazing Self-Saucing Gingerbread Pudding, that's what! Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is bound to make it into you regular rotation of puddings from now on. If you love these types of pudding, be sure to check out my equally delicious Banana Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding too.
- Brown sugar: There are two main reasons for using brown sugar instead of white sugar in a recipe like this. 1) Brown sugar helps to retain moisture which keeps the pudding soft and moist, and 2) Flavour! Brown sugar is more flavoursome giving the baking a delicious caramel flavour.
- Ginger: I love ground ginger. It's one of my favourite spices to use which is why there's a lot of it in this recipe! If it's too much for you, feel free to halve it.
- Golden syrup: Not just used for its caramel flavour, golden syrup also helps to give a nice crust to baking as well as keeping it moist for longer.
Note: Scroll to the recipe card for the ingredients, quantities and the full method.
Step by step instructions:
Preheat oven to 180°C fan bake. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
Melt the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar together.
Add the milk and butter mix to the flour and whisk into a smooth batter. Pour into a baking dish.
Using the same bowl whisk all of the sauce ingredients together.
Pour the sauce mix gently over the batter so that it sits on top and doesn’t mix together.
Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out of the cake part clean.
Top with a dusting of icing sugar and serve warm with ice cream.
Doesn't it seem like magic? The liquid and the batter swap places while cooking! There's no trick, just basic chemistry. The rising agent in the cake batter cause it to rise up, and the heaviness of the liquid causes it to go to the bottom, passing through the cake and taking some of the cake goodness with it to make the gooey sauce.
Kids will love the gooey caramel sauce and soft fluffy cake. This is quite a gingery recipe though. For kids I would recommend cutting the ginger quantity in half.
Leftover gingerbread pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Either eat cold, or re-heat in the oven or microwave.
This recipe takes about 50 minutes to cook. I often put it in the oven not long before we sit down for dinner. This way we can eat it warm, with ice cream, straight after our mains.
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- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp mixed spice
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 80g butter
- 3 Tbsp golden syrup, 60g
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups boiling water
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup golden syrup, 80g
- 1 tsp cornflour mixed with 2 Tbsp cold water
- 1 Tbsp ground ginger
- Preheat oven to 180°C fan bake.
- Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Melt the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar together.
- Add the milk and butter mix to the flour and whisk into a smooth batter. Pour into a baking dish.
- Using the same bowl whisk all of the sauce ingredients together.
- Pour the sauce mix gently over the batter so that it sits on top and doesn’t mix together.
- Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out of the cake part clean.
- Top with a dusting of icing sugar and serve warm with ice cream.
- Adjust the spice level to suit you. This recipe is quite spiced so if you are making it for kids I would recommend cutting the ground ginger in half.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 3g
Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.
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