Squares of gluten-free ginger slice are arrange in a large bowl. The top of the slice has been sprinkled with coconut. The rest of the slice sits at the back on a wire cooling rack.

Looking for a delicious and easy gluten-free sweet treat that’s bursting with flavour? This gluten-free ginger slice recipe is perfect for you. The combination of a gluten-free base that is rich and buttery (even though it’s vegan) and flavour-packed icing made with ground ginger and golden syrup is a match made in heaven.

Ginger Slice

Recipe by Cara Boatswain | Photography by Brandee Meier
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Baked Goods
Servings 16 people


  • 2 cups gluten-free plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 125 g dairy-free margarine or butter melted
  • 75 g dairy-free margarine
  • 1/3 cup golden syrup
  • cups gluten-free icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 27.5cm x 17.5cm brownie pan with baking paper.
  • To prepare the base, place the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add melted margarine and stir until combined.
  • Press mixture firmly into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • To prepare the icing place margarine, golden syrup,icing sugar and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until ingredients are melted and combined. Pour over the warm base and spread until even. Sprinkle with desiccated coconut then set aside until icing is set before slicing.


Nutritional information per serving 383 calories, 14.3 fat, 64.2g carbs, 2.1g protein, 2.6g fibre.
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