My Easy Gluten Free Gingerbread Traybake Recipe

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I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the run up to Christmas. As I write this, I am currently watching the Christmas tree lights and listening to Christmas songs. What is your favourite Christmas song? Mine has to be Elton John Step into Christmas – I dance along every time I hear it.

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I recently noticed that my Vanilla Traybake Recipe is one of my most searched for and seen recipe on my blog. If you are looking for a simple and easy gluten free traybake recipe, please check out my blog post here for the best Gluten Free Vanilla Traybake.

As it is Christmas (well anytime of the year if I am being honest) I have a craving for gingerbread spice. I was browsing traybake recipes recently and discovered the best way to turn this tasty treat festive; a Gingerbread Traybake.

The recipe is so simple to make and gives the perfect blend of Christmas flavours (mainly gingerbread) without being too overpowering. I decorated mine with buttercream, icing and iced holly decorations but a simple dusting of icing sugar or warmed with ice cream would be amazing too!

To make this recipe, simply cream together butter and light and brown sugar before adding golden syrup, eggs and self raising flour with ginger. Bake for 30 minutes and there you go! A great cake to enjoy while watching Christmas films.

I hope you love this recipe as much as me! If you re-create it, please tag me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac so I can see your re-creations. Have a lovely Christmas and I will be back next Sunday with a simple Veggie Chilli – perfect if you plan to overindulge like me! Chrissi -x-

My Easy Gluten Free Gingerbread Traybake

Gluten Free Gingerbread Traybake

My easy recipe for the best traybake to get you in the festive spirit. This Gingerbread traybake is not too sweet and still combines all the tastes of Christmas,
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 slices


  • 1 medium rectangle cake pan


  • 200 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 150 g butter
  • 100 g dark brown sugar
  • 50 g light brown sugar
  • 75 g golden syrup
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • 1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C.
  • 2. Cream together the butter and sugars until fully combined.
  • 3. Add the golden syrup, eggs and vanilla extract, mixing to combine.
  • 4. Sift together the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture.
  • 5. Mix to combine.
  • 6. Pour batter into the greased cake pan.
  • 7. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 8. Leave to cool before cutting and decorating.
Keyword Christmas, gingerbread traybake, Gluten free Christmas, gluten free tray bake

There you go! My simple and Easy Gluten Free Gingerbread Traybake. This festive cake is perfect for the holiday season or just when you want a twist on the classic Vanilla Traybake.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and have a lovely and safe Christmas this year.

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I'm Chrissi, a lover of all things food. I love re-creating and adapting recipes so they are gluten free, looking for new gluten free places to eat and more -x-

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