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March 21, 2013

Gooey Ginger Dessert

Sticky, delicious Ginger Pudding - perfect comfort food !

This Gooey Ginger Dessert is as sticky and sweet as it looks!  The ginger is not overpowering, just enough to my liking. We always finish this dessert in no time at all.

The sauce forms at the bottom as well as on top of the pudding and is wonderful if you serve this with ice-cream with a scoop (or three!) of the sauce over the ice-cream.

Do make sure to use your largest (I use a 3 liter capacity) baking dish with a lid. Of all my Winter desserts, this one is the one which is always on request, and it is enough for a crowd.

Gooey Ginger Dessert

source: GESINSKOS recipe book12 Servings



1 cup Sugar
4 cups Boiling Water
1 TB Sherry


1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
2 Extra-Large Eggs
2 TB Apricot Jam (smooth/fine)
2 t Ground Ginger
1 TB Baking Soda  (Bicarbonate of Soda)
1 cup Milk, lukewarm
3 cups Flour


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 220 deg C (425 deg F) - Spray a large dish (with a lid) with cooking oil.
2.) SYRUP: Dissolve the Sugar in the Boiling Water - add the Sherry - pour into the prepared oven dish.
3.) Melt the Margarine/Butter in a small pot - add the Sugar - simmer over low heat until the Sugar has dissolved - remove from heat.
4.) Beat in the Eggs with the Margarine/Butter mixture - add the Jam and Ginger - stir to combine.
5.) Mix the Baking Soda with the Milk - add this mixture and the Flour in batches to the Margarine/Butter until the batter is smooth.

Serve warm with ice-cream/custard or whipped cream.



  1. I am so intrigued - this is going on the must try list!

  2. Yummy I'm finally baking again now that the heat of summer is done.

  3. I love ginger, and I know I would love this dessert!

  4. !!! This looks too amazing! I can't wait to try it out. I love ginger and looking at the ingredients makes me think this will be super delicious. I couldn't click 'follow' fast enough to make sure I catch any future recipes!

  5. This looks so good! Ginger is my all time favorite flavor, I am going to have to try this!

  6. YUM!
    I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here:

  7. This looks absolutely delicious! My mouth is watering! Thanks for the recipe, have a great Easter!

  8. I love ginger...therefore I must try this recipe. Thank you for sharing...

  9. I love cooking with ginger but I've never had it in a dessert. I'll have to try this for sure :) Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #9!

    I know I’m running a little bit behind in pinning but I wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!


  10. Hi Linda,
    I can't wait to taste this dessert, it looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Ginger is one of my favorite flavors - I like it spicy and hot, but this dessert sound delicious.

  12. That looks delicious! I love the flavor of ginger! Thanks for partying with us at Time To Sparkle!

  13. I love Ginger! This sounds yummy! Thanks so much for joining me at Two-Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see ya again tomorrow night.

  14. I love ginger, too, and I've made this cake in chocolate, but ginger would be a wonderful change of pace. Thanks so much!

  15. I'd like to taste this. Can you bring me over some?

  16. Thank you so much for linking up and Sharing at One More Time Events looking forward to trying this.

  17. Well Linda, no denying, this has to be a favourite of mine, I am the ultimate ginger sucker!!
    This wonderful recipe will be featured tomorrow (04/04) :)
    Thank you so much for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays, I hope to see you again this week.

  18. Thanks again for sharing another awesome project!

    Have a great week!


  19. Delicious! I would love for you to share this on my Meatless Monday link up.

  20. Yummy! This sounds so good with a scoop of ice cream!

  21. This sounds pretty tasty! The combination of ginger and apricot does sound good.

    Heidi’s Wanderings


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