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Friday, 10 November 2017

Ginger Cake - The Low Carb Way

This is a low carb ginger cake that is light in texture and flavoured with warm spices. Yes, traditional gingerbread often has molasses in it - which I do not have in the house - it's not something that husband Eddie, a Type 2 Diabetic or I would eat/use. When you are living the LCHF lifestyle it is best not to have anything sugary in the kitchen cupboard - read more about low carb here

Makes 8 - 10 slices

Nutritional information per slice:
208 calories, 18g Fat, 5g Protein, 8g Total Carbs, 4g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs

½ cup (56g) coconut flour
½ cup (113g) butter, softened
½ cup (107g) erythritol (or sugar substitute)
4 tablespoons coconut milk
5 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground all spice
¼ cup of water

To serve:
optional - a little whipped coconut cream with your slice of cake 

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees / Gas Mark 6
2. Grease a 1lb loaf tin and line the bottom with parchment/greaseproof paper.
3. Whisk the eggs and butter together until combined.
4. Add the erythritol and continue to whisk.
5. Add the coconut flour, baking powder and spices. Whisk thoroughly.
6. Gradually add the coconut milk and water until you have a smooth mixture.
7. Pour into the cake tin, spread out evenly and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

No two ovens are the same so the cooking time may vary slightly depending upon your oven, always best to check it before the end of the specified time, and adjust as necessary.

This recipe is from Angela at 'Divalicious Recipes', much more to see and read here

Why not put the kettle on

Get your tea/coffee cup and plate

Sit down and enjoy a slice

This blog brings a variety of recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds wonderful! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Oh yummy I better go have some lunch, this makes me extra hungry.

Elephant's Child said...

A clever take on a familiar favourite.

Jo said...

Yum, that's making my mouth water, I could just eat a slice of that now.

Tom said...


Sandy said...

I love ginger bread and spice cake, so this really appeals to me.

Bob Bushell said...

Uyum uyum, I love that sort, ginger is happening.

Lisabella Russo said...

Oh that looks so very delicious!

DeniseinVA said...

I used to love ginger cake but haven't had any in years. Time for me to start baking, thanks Jan :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Thanks, this is so cool. Will have to make this soon. We always had gingerbread during this time of year. Can't wait to try this one out.

Latane Barton said...

Oh mercy, I can just smell the aroma of that ginger cake. That and a cup of tea. Perfect.

DMS said...

Perfect for this time of year. Yum! Thanks for sharing. :)

Martha said...

It sounds wonderful. I've never had a ginger cake!

peppylady (Dora) said...

I think I would enjoy this cake, take a look at all the seasoning...Coffee is on

baili said...

Ginger is my so fav
thank you for sharing this .
looks so delicious and inviting:)

Kezzie said...

It looks very nice! I have a funny reaction to Ginger so I tend to avoid it where possible but I know many big fans of it!

Lisa said...

How delicious does that look.
Ginger cake was made for autumn.
Lisa x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I want to sit and have a cup of tea and slice of that wonderful ginger cake with you. It looks wonderful.

sheila 77 said...

Oh this looks mega-yum. Definitely another recipe to try ASAP.
Love the pink kettle and tea set too.

carol l mckenna said...

Love Ginger cake and a healthy one!

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Magic Love Crow said...

My mom says thanks for this one Jan! Big Hugs!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love cakes with tons of warm spices, Jan! Thanks for sharing!

baili said...

oh these are so compelling dear Jan
my fav is ginger one :)