Desserts, Vegetarian

Gingerbread Traybake

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 Multifunction Oven DT200
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 55 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 12 people

Gingerbread Traybake

TIP For a richer flavour, substitute 50g golden syrup for treacle.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy

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For the base

  • 250g butter, cubed
  • 150g golden syrup
  • 225g light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 pieces stem ginger from jar, finely chopped

For the icing

  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 Grated zest and juice lime
  • 3 pieces stem ginger coarsely chopped

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  • Step 1

    Grease and line a 30cm x 20cm shallow tin with baking parchment.

  • Step 2

    In a saucepan, place butter, syrup and sugar. Over a low to medium heat, stir a few times until melted. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder and ginger together. Add cooled butter mixture, vanilla bean paste, eggs, chopped stem ginger and milk. Beat until smooth and well combined. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.

  • Step 4

    Install the wire rack on level 3. Select BAKE, set temperature to 150°C and set time to 45 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 5

    When the unit has preheated, place cake on wire rack on Level 3. Close oven door to begin cooking.

  • Step 6

    Check cake at 40 minutes. The cake is ready when a cocktail stick is pushed into centre of cake and it comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool in tin before removing paper and cooling on a wire rack.

  • Step 7

    For the icing, in a bowl, sift icing sugar, stir in lime juice until a smooth and spreading consistency is reached. Spoon the icing over cake, then sprinkle with stem ginger and lime zest. Cut into squares to serve.