Low-Calorie Gingerbread Loaf Cake Recipe

CHRISTMAS!!!! I love Christmas, it’s always my favourite time of year and that’s why I’m making so many festive recipes this year it’s unreal! This Christmas gingerbread loaf cake recipe was just calling me and I had to give it a go and see how it turned out!

I will say now that you can do this recipe in the air fryer if you want, however, I used the oven. I have a fantastic air fryer that does all sorts (Ninja Foodi Dual Zone 7.6L Air Fryer AF3) and I can’t get enough of it. If you haven’t taken a look at some of the air fryer recipes I have, go do that.

Now I will start by saying I have no idea how healthy this is going to be, I just decided to make it as I was in the Christmas mood and it turned out amazingly! My co-workers loved it, my husband had a few pieces and I loved it too!

Christmas Gingerbread Loaf Cake Recipe

This festive cake is fantastic. It embodies Christmas and it’s super easy to make as well. I’m afraid you’ll probably have to do this one in the oven unless you have a huge air fryer. I’d suggest getting a silicone cake mould so that you can easily get the cake out once it has cooled a bit that way it won’t get stuck.

One thing I like to do with this cake is sprinkle icing sugar lightly on the top. If you’re going to be serving it to people or taking it to a party it’ll look even better! Gingerbread is one of them festive flavours I LOVE and that’s why I’ve made this a few times.

If you’re making this low-calorie gingerbread loaf cake, use Opies ginger! It’s much nicer than any ginger you can get in the shops and I’m forever buying it to do baking with. In fact I have a stockpile of Opies products I use all the time!

Gingerbread loaf cake

Low-Calorie Gingerbread Loaf Cake

So this recipe is super healthy actually. When I started this Christmas gingerbread loaf cake recipe I had no idea it would taste so good and be so healthy! A slice of this cake will only set you back 8 syns, how good is that! That doesn’t mean you can eat the whole cake though because then you might regret it a little.

Slimming World Christmas Gingerbread Loaf Cake

So I follow the slimming world plan and make sure I count my calories. I have a few amazing slimming world Christmas recipes like this slimming world mince pies recipe, however, this gingerbread loaf cake takes the top spot!

This slimming world Gingerbread loaf cake will set you back 8 syns per slice! This means you don’t have to feel guilty when you enjoy a slice or two!

Slimming World Christmas Recipes

I have loads of yummy slimming world Christmas recipes. Take a look at the list below to see if anything takes your fancy.

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Equipment Used To Make Slimming World Gingerbread loaf Cake

So of course I wouldn’t be able to make this recipe without using some amazing equipment! I love my kitchen gadgets. I have my amazing air fryer (Ninja Foodi Dual Zone 7.6L Air Fryer AF3), my brilliant soup maker and my donut baking tray

Take a look at some of the fantastic equipment I use in the kitchen and what I used when making this low-calorie gingerbread loaf cake recipe. They are all affiliate links which means I earn a tiny, tiny bit of commission from Amazon when you buy something and it’s at no extra cost to you!

Christmas Low-Calorie Gingerbread Loaf Cake

I’d love to know if you’ve tried this Christmas gingerbread loaf cake recipe. Did you follow my recipe below or did you make any changes to it? Again if you’re going to make this, consider using Opies ginger because it’s probably the best ginger I’ve used in years for my Christmas baking!

Now this recipe makes one loaf cake. If you are attending a festive event where you have to take food, consider making two so there’s enough for all your guests. Let me know in the comments what you thought about this recipe and I can’t wait to make more!

Low-Calorie Gingerbread Loaf Cake Recipe

Low-Calorie Christmas Gingerbread Loaf Cake Recipe

A tasty ginger cake that's just what you need this Christmas.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine British, Dessert, Slimming World
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 172 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Silicone Loaf Tin
  • Opies Stem Ginger


  • 200 g Self Raising Flour
  • 100 g Low Fat Spread
  • 100 g Honey
  • 125 g Brown Sugar
  • 50 g Opies Ginger in Syrup Diced small
  • 4 tbsp Syrup from Ginger
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
  • In a saucepan add the honey, low fat spread, syrup and sugar and heat up on a low heat until the sugar is all dissolved and the low fat spread is fully melted.
  • In a bowl, add all of the dry ingredients and mix them together. Now pour over the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until they are combined.
  • Now put the finely diced ginger and mix it through the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into a loaf tin and cook for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, test the cake with a cake tester. If the tester comes our clean, the cake is cooked. If not, the cake may need a little longer.
  • If the cake needs longer, check it after 5 minutes and repeat until the cake tester comes out clear.
  • Once the cake is cooked, leave to cool and enjoy a slice with a cup of tea.


*Prices correct as of October 2022
*This is 8 Syns per serving
Self Raising Flour 200 g 714 kcal £0.06
Low Fat Spread 100 g 188 kcal £0.18
Honey 100 g 304 kcal £0.25
Brown Sugar 125 g 475 kcal £0.20
Opies Ginger (Diced small) 50 g 137 kcal £0.48
Syrup from Ginger 4 tbsp 240 kcal
Baking Powder 1 tsp 2 kcal £0.02
Cinnamon 1 tsp 6 kcal £0.70
Egg 2 144 kcal £0.30
Nutmeg 1/4 tsp 3 kcal £0.04
TOTAL   2066 kcal £1.89
PER SERVING   172 kcal £0.16
Keyword Cake, Christmas, Ginger, Sweet, Treats

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Low-Calorie Christmas Gingerbread Cake Recipe
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