Prickly Pear Ginger Cake

Prickly Pear Ginger Cake

There is something about sweet and tart jam paired with ginger that tickles the taste buds like no other. In this recipe, we combine these two into a buttery loaf cake that is perfect to pair with a cup of tea, coffee, for breakfast, kid’s lunchbox – you name it.

This makes for a medium loaf – the fresh ginger is swirled into the batter for even distribution, whereas the Prickly Pear Jam is layered in between for a surprise jammy bite! I drizzle a simple glaze on top, and garnish with crystallized ginger – however, this is an add-on; by all means, a simple dusting of icing sugar works just as well.

The Recipe
Serves 6 | Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp soft butter
  • 6 tbsp castor sugar
  • 6 tbsp yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup Kitchen Therapy Prickly Pear Jam
  • Icing
  • ¾ cup icing sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp milk
  • crystalized ginger pieces


  • Grease and flour a medium loaf tin
  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Whisk the dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside
  • Whisk the yogurt and milk together and set aside
  • Cream the butter and sugar together for 3 minutes, or until light and airy
  • Add the yogurt mix, vanilla, ginger and ginger juice and whisk again
  • Add the dry mix and mix just to combine
  • Pour half the batter into the loaf tin
  • Layer Prickly Pear Jam across the batter
  • Pour the remaining batter on top
  • Tap the tin on a surface a few times
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing from tin
  • Once cake has cool completely, drizzle icing on top and garnish with crystalized ginger

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