Ginger Slice

Serves: 9 Cooking time: 20 MINUTES


  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 130g Total Sweet Xylitol
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1½ tsp mixed spice
  • 170g ground almonds processed to make finer if not already extra fine
  • 1½ tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Whether it’s gingerbread men or German Lebkuchen, ginger is an essential flavour of Christmas. These simple Ginger Slices are virtually sugar free and are deliciously soft and gooey. Pop them in a tin and give them as a thoughtful homemade gift…or keep them all to yourself!


Oven on to 180oC or 160oC fan

Line an 8 inch square tin/brownie tin

Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave (or other) and add the xylitol and whisk to combine

Spoon into a stand mixer with a whisk attachment

Add the eggs one at a time while whisking slowly

Add the almonds, baking powder, spices and vanilla and mix until smooth

Use a spatula to ensure all the mixture has been taken down from the sides of the bowl

Pour into the lined cake tin

Bake for 20 mins

Carefully cover with foil and continue to bake for 10 mins

Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 20 mins and then remove and leave to cool on a wire rack

Slice into 9 pieces

This cake can be frozen or kept in an airtight container for 3 days