START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake Recipe

This cake is uniquely delicious since the heat of the ginger balances out the sweeter flavors, leaving you with an exciting and light taste.

After a lot of experimentation, this gingerbread cake was finally perfected.
I must give special thanks to Randy, my partner at Real Food For Life, for helping me “test” the final cake creation.

He readily agreed… Well, actually, he begged to be part of the “testing process,” and even bravely suggested we try seconds and thirds just be sure.“ He then creatively suggested that it would be “wise” to repeat the whole process the next day:)

Any dessert with ginger is good but this one is amazing!


3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup rice syrup
1/4 cup black strap molasses
1/4 cup water
1/4 – 1/3 cup fresh ginger, grated
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup potato flour
1/2 cup flax meal
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. stevia
1/2 tsp. salt


1.    Combine coconut oil, rice syrup, molasses, flax meal and ginger in a bowl.
2.    Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl.
3.    Stir half of the flour mixture into the wet mixture.
4.    Mix well.
5.    Add water.
6.    When mixed well, stir in the remaining dry ingredients.
7.    Pour into an oiled, floured 8 inch square pan.
8.    Bake at 400º F. for 35 to 45 minutes.
9.    Serve with applesauce.

Note: In both these recipes there are several Powerfoods all with numerous health benefits. Follow the links to discover them all. All the sugars are healthy sugars.

Want to learn how to bake Healthy Gluten Free?

Check out my Free  Webinar: Healthy Gluten Free Holidays where you learn to the basics in cook and bake gluten free in a HEALTHY manner for yourself, friends and family.

Homemade sugar free apple sauce - yum!

Sugar Free Apple Sauce (to top the cake)

I love sweets! I know that many others do too.
To help with those sugar cravings in a healthy way, we need to prepare nutritious sweets. I have created lots of sugar free recipes and here is one of my favorites.

Of course it’s more nutritious to eat the fruit raw, but sometimes we are looking for that comfort food that is sweet and hot.

This is a good fruit sauce without ANY added sugar. It is great on top of cakes like the above.


2 cups apples
½ cup water
1 tsp. cinnamon


1. Core and slice apples.
2. Place all ingredients in a pot.
3. Bring to a boil.
4. Simmer until fruit is soft.

Option:  You can add 1/2 cup raisins.

Note: I also teach Sugar Free cooking basics at my Free Webinar.

Pumpkin Chocolate Cookies
Top 12 Unhealthiest Holiday Drinks
How Ginger Can Help Jumpstart Your Fitness

Read more: All recipes, Desserts, Diet & Nutrition, Health, , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


+ add your own
7:04AM PST on Dec 11, 2013


9:36AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

Thanks for the recipes. I've been looking for an applesauce recipe for a while. I didn't realize how simple it was! :)

11:34AM PST on Dec 7, 2013

Thanks for the great recipe.

9:31PM PST on Dec 6, 2013


7:56PM PST on Dec 6, 2013

Thank you for sharing

7:56PM PST on Dec 6, 2013

Thank you for sharing

10:49AM PST on Dec 3, 2013

Thank you Diana, for Sharing this!

1:21AM PST on Dec 1, 2013

Thank you :)

1:32AM PST on Nov 28, 2013

Thank you :)

5:01PM PST on Nov 27, 2013

This cake looks so yummy I am going to have to make it soon.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

video spotlight

Daily Cute: Go Budi Pro!

Daily Cute: Go Budi Pro!

people are talking

I do all this an more with essential oils. They're also great used on lightbulbs (a few drops), so t…

Budi - you are looking so good!

Thanks so much for sharing with us! Good post!

This would be very worrying, if one has a wheat intolerance.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.