Gingerbread Slice
    Gingerbread Slice
    Gingerbread Slice

    Low Sugar Ginger Slice


    October 30, 2019

    Whether it’s gingerbread men or German Lebkuchen, ginger is an essential flavour of Christmas. These simple Ginger Slices are virtually sugar free and are deliciously soft and gooey. Pop them in a tin and give them as a thoughtful homemade gift…or keep them all to yourself!

    • Yields: Makes 9 slices


    75g unsalted butter

    130g xylitol sugar alternative (available in supermarkets and health stores as Total Sweet)

    4 large eggs

    1 tsp ground ginger

    1 ½ tsp mixed spice

    170g ground almonds (processed to make finer if not already extra fine)

    1 ½ tsp of baking powder

    1 tsp vanilla extract


    1Oven on to 180oC or 160oC fan

    2Line an 8 inch square tin/brownie tin

    3Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave (or other) and add the xylitol and whisk to combine

    4Spoon into a stand mixer with a whisk attachment

    5Add the eggs one at a time while whisking slowly

    6Add the almonds, baking powder, spices and vanilla and mix until smooth

    7Use a spatula to ensure all the mixture has been taken down from the sides of the bowl

    8Pour into the lined cake tin

    9Bake for 20 mins

    10Carefully cover with foil and continue to bake for 10 mins

    11Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 20 mins and then remove and leave to cool on a wire rack

    12Slice into 9 pieces

    13This cake can be frozen or kept in an airtight container for 3 days


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