• Makes 12
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


This cute mini gingerbread loaf is delicious and a great gift for friends.

Ingredients (makes 12 Mini loaves)

  • 125 grams Butter
  • 2/3 cup or 120 grams Golden syrup
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup Plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp Ground ginger
  • 2 tsp Mixed spice
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups Icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Line or grease, mini loaf tin (I use my mini Christmas tree cake tin - see note).
  2. Stir butter, syrup and sugar in a saucepan over low heat until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Cool.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, ginger and mixed spice. Add eggs, buttermilk and cooled mixture. Stir until combined. Spoon into mini loaf tin.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Add icing sugar and lemon juice together to make a runny paste. Spread over loaves, set aside to cool.


I like to bake these loaves in my mini Christmas tree cake tin. I think it would also be fine to bake in a normal loaf tin however, cooking time may require adjustment.

  • Yummy, my nan would love these


  • These look absolutely scrumptious! Can’t wait to start making these for Christmas. I think I’ll have to make a practice batch at least once a week, so we can perfect them. (I just want to eat them hehe)


  • I’m a sucker when it comes to anything with ginger in it – be it cakes, biscuits or savoury. This looks amazing and would be great in Christmas gift bags


  • These are so much fun to make.


  • Love this recipe, so good!


  • Love the lemon icing on the gingerbread,looks fantastic and a gift to share! Thanks.


  • these look and sound awesome – thanks for sharing the recipe


  • Ginger is very healthy for you.


  • A delicious and creative recipe idea; thanks!.


  • This reminds me of Canadian Gingerbread Cake I had a few years ago in Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. Thanks for sharing. This Christmas I’ll be making a batch or two of these.


  • What great little festive treats to hand out


  • iLOVE GINGER AND I LOVE LEMON! This is a great combo!


  • This would be a hit at Christmas!


  • Ginger and lemon is a great mix! Delicious!


  • a nice change with lemon icing


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