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5 from 6 votes

Slow Cooker Sticky Ginger Cake

A warming bake full of spice from ginger
Course Baking
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 415kcal



  • Line your slow cooker pot with baking paper. I used a round 3.5 litre slow cooker.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one by one and mix in well.
  • Fold in the flour, ginger, allspice and crystallised ginger until well combined.
  • Add the golden syrup and mix through.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined slow cooker pot. Put on the lid and put a tea towel under the lid to catch drips and stop condensation dripping onto the top of the cake.
  • Cooking time: Depends on your slow cooker and whether it cooks quickly or slowly - I cooked my cake for 1 hour 20 on high then switched to low and continue to cook for 2 hours. 
    Switch to low to prevent the edges burning and then continue to cook until the cake is no longer wet on top. Check regularly and use a skewer or knife to test the cake to see if it is cooked through. Look out for burning round the edges too.
  • Remove from the slow cooker using the edges of the baking paper and allow to cool.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 68mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.7mg