Gingerbread Cake

Swedish soft gingerbread cake by Bettina Campolucci Bordi

This gorgeous gluten-free gingerbread cake is the perfect winter warmer spicy and delicious.

gluten-free swedish soft Gingerbread Cake

Swedish soft gingerbread cake

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 313 kcal
Author Bettina Campolucci Bordi


For the cake

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 200 g almond flour
  • 140 g gluten-free flour
  • 250 ml almond milk
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2.5 cm piece of fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of freshly ground salt pepper
  • a pinch of salt

For the topping

  • coconut yoghurt or other plant yogurt
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 tbsp grated beetroot
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

To decorate

  • pomegranate seeds
  • grated orange zest
  • fresh berries


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 900g (2lb) round cake tin, or use a round silicone mould.

  2. Boil the sweet potatoes then, once soft, purée in a food processor and measure out 125g (4oz) and set aside.

  3. Add all the other cake ingredients to a food processor, including the puréed sweet potatoes, then blitz until you have a lovely smooth mixture.

  4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and place in the oven for 40-45 minutes.

  5. While the cake is cooking, make the icing by blitzing the coconut yogurt, beetroot and vanilla pod with a splash of maple syrup.

  6. When the cake is ready it should feel firm and a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake should come out clean.

  7. Once out of the oven, let the cake cool a little, then turn it out of the cake tin and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts
Swedish soft gingerbread cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.6g18%
Saturated Fat 7.2g45%
Sugar 29.9g33%
Protein 4.9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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