This Fresh Gingerbread Bundt Cake is a perfect holiday dessert, and makes a great edible gift for a friend, coworker or neighbor! 

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My kids absolutely love ginger. From Ginger Lemon Honey Tea and Carrot Ginger Soup to Stir-Fried Brown Rice Chinese Noodles, we go through our fair share of fresh ginger. This Gingerbread Bundt Cake recipe is chock full of fresh ginger and is absolutely delicious! I was initially wary of 1/2 a cup of fresh ginger being too much for a cake, but the flavor mellows with baking and totally makes this recipe what it is — the rich sweetness of molasses combined with the distinctive zip of ginger in each moist bite is totally insane tasting.


I gave the kids a big slice of this cake for their after school snack and they said it was the best thing I’ve ever made. Yes they’ve said that to me before about other things I’ve made, but this time I think they really meant it! I think I may agree too. There’s something special about the cake – you’ve got to try it!


I have a couple tips for you when you make this cake. First of all, get yourself a good grater to mince the ginger with. It makes a huge difference and goes so much faster. Also, in case you didn’t know, you can peel the ginger with the back of a spoon! It’s super easy. Next, and I cannot stress this enough, DILIGENTLY grease your pan so that the cake doesn’t stick and let it cool completely before you try to get it out. There’s nothing worse than a delicious cake that ends up in pieces!


Baking during the holidays is so much fun. The kids always get involved and fill up the kitchen with their little smiles while we decorate sugar cookies or pour cake batter into a pan. If you’re looking for some fun desserts to get you in the spirit try these Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle BarsCake Mix Sprinkle CookiesCinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake or these Sugar Cookie Trees!


Let me know what you think of this Gingerbread Bundt Cake! It’s one of my all time favorites!


Fresh Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This Fresh Gingerbread Bundt Cake is a perfect holiday dessert, and makes a great edible gift for a friend, coworker or neighbor! 
4.60 from 5 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 10 inch bundt pan



  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Liberally butter and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves and salt. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the molasses, sugar and oil.
  • In a small pot, bring the water to a boil. Remove pot from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Whisk the water into the molasses mixture and then whisk in the ginger.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture, and stir just until the flour is absorbed. Whisk in the beaten eggs. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  • Bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan, about an hour, before removing. Use a knife to gently cut between the cake and bundt pan to help loosen the cake before placing on a large plate. 


Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Sodium: 350mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. This sounds great and I’d like to try it, but I’ve never used fresh ginger before. Are you talking about ginger root or candied ginger? What part of the grocery store do they carry this? In the produce section? Thanks so much!

  2. I want to try this for our Christmas dessert. I would love to have a pretty glaze or icing of some sort instead of just the cake showing. any ideas?

  3. This looks amazing. I have never ever used fresh ginger before so this seems like the perfect time to try. Can you tell me how to work with ginger? I don’t know where to begin!!

  4. I’m not sure about that because I think it is a paste and not really minced… you could definitely try it though!

  5. Could i use the “fresh” ginger in a squeeze tube that comes already ground in the produce department?

  6. Catherine is right! Go out and get fresh ginger, you will be happy you did. Thanks for this great recipe!

  7. I would suggest going out and getting some fresh ginger because it really makes this dish! Ground ginger has such a different flavor. If you’re going to use ground, then you’ll only need a very small amount. I would say 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons!

  8. You could try using agave or honey. Use 1/2 the amount of the sugar called for… so 3/4 cup honey/agave, but you’ll also need to increase the flour by 1/2 to 3/4 cup!

  9. Ground ginger is so potent that you only need about an eighth of what you would use in fresh. So for this recipe you would use about 1 tablespoon, maybe 1 1/2 tablespoons. The fresh ginger is what really makes this recipe, though!

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