Ginger-spiced desserts are not as common as gingerbread, but maybe they should be! The combination of sweetness and spiciness can be an addictive combination when put together the right way. So here are 15 ginger-spiced desserts that do just that!
1. Blackberry Peach Cobbler With Ginger Spice Biscuits
Fall rolls around, and this Blackberry Peach Cobbler With Ginger Spice Biscuits by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez is going to roll you right into the ‘ber months, smoother than a cloud. Made with plump blackberries, fresh peaches, a sweet vanilla bean, and a splash of lemon juice, this recipe uses both brown and white sugar for extra flavor. Topped with warm and tender ginger-spice biscuits and a scoop of vanilla ice cream—of course—this dreamy end-of-summer treat with hints of cinnamon is true heaven in a skillet.
2. 5-Ingredient Ginger, Coconut, and Dark Chocolate Truffles
These 5-Ingredient, Ginger, Coconut, and Dark Chocolate Truffles by Rachel Clarke are the perfect little dessert. A center of blended ginger cookies and desiccated coconut is sweetened with maple syrup, then enveloped in a dark chocolate coating. Crumbled ginger cookies add a little punch of spiciness to these delicious coconut truffles, plus an addictively crunchy texture. We dare you to stop at just one.
3. Ginger Walnut Slice
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4. Tahini Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies With Caramelized Ginger and Figs
Oh, these blondies are heavenly! Nutty tahini, dark chocolate chunks, caramelized ginger, and figs?! Does it get any better than that? These Tahini Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies With Caramelized Ginger and Figs by Courtney West could be the ultimate autumn dessert. (Plus, they’re pretty good for you, as far as desserts go!)
5. Ginger Cheesecake
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This Ginger Cheesecake by Robin Browne is full of holiday cheer. It will have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree, standing until the mistletoe and keeping your cool in the mall parking lot. I think it might have magical powers, it’s that good. The gingerbread spice and smooth filling will keep your mouth watering and your belly happy.
6. Ginger Orange Whoopie Pies
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Yippee for whoopie pies! This classic sandwich dessert just got a lot more interesting. The cakey cookies are infused with ginger and cinnamon. Spread generously between them is a creamsicle-inspired buttercream icing that has plenty of zesty orange flavor. These Ginger Orange Whoopie Pies by Jessica Bose are perfect!
7. Blender Carrot-Ginger Baked Doughnuts
These Blender Carrot-Ginger Baked Doughnuts by Robin are a spicy/sweet combination that is moist and quite decadent. They are not overly sweet and so you can enjoy them as a dessert or have them for breakfast. The carrots and ginger pair nicely together and the addition of cinnamon and maple syrup make these doughnuts a paradise of flavor.
8. Chocolate, Orange, and Ginger Cake
Chocolate, orange, and ginger. Three great flavors that make one awesome cake. This gluten-free and vegan chocolate cake is made from oat flour and cacao with fresh ginger, orange juice, and zest folded into the batter for a dessert that’s sweet, citrusy, and a little spicy. It’s layered with a creamy, orange-infused cashew frosting and then topped off with chewy raw dates and walnut bites.
9. 5-Ingredient Ginger Brownie Bars
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These 5-Ingredient Ginger Brownie Bars by Natalie Tamara take raw snacks to another level! You could serve them with whipped coconut cream, a scoop of vegan ice cream, or, failing that, munch on them as an extra special indulgent mid-afternoon treat. Did you know that, as an anti-inflammatory, ginger can help you to keep your smile healthy by supporting healthy mouth tissue? Yet one more reason to tuck in!
10. Raw Orange and Ginger Slice
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This deliciously creamy dessert is perfect for cake-lovers around the world. The simple date crust is tasty and quick to make while the cream orange topping has a silky-smooth mouthfeel. This Raw Orange and Ginger Slice by Rosie Newton and Dillon Sivyour is the perfect way to finish a meal or can be enjoyed as a sweet snack anytime.
11. Ginger Coconut Slice
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These Ginger Coconut Slice bars by Maryke Wylde are built on a crunchy coconut, almond, and date crust and topped with a silky, fluffy, coconut and ginger topping. They are delicious and perfect to finish out a meal or have with coffee.
12. Ginger Coconut Banana Popsicles
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The great thing about frozen ripe bananas is that they have a texture like ice cream and natural sweetness, making them the perfect candidate for easy dairy-free ice cream and popsicles. These delicious Ginger Coconut Banana Popsicles by Selva Wohlgemuth have a coconut milk shell and they’re finished off with a drizzle of gingered dark chocolate. They’re easy to make for a refreshing treat on a hot day.
13. Turmeric Ginger Ice Cream
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This Turmeric Ginger Ice Cream by Julia Winnicki is surprisingly delicious! A well-balanced combination of ginger, turmeric, and lemon zest creates this specific taste that is not overwhelming, but present. Lemon zest adds just a little subtle lemon taste that balances the ginger, and turmeric gives this ice cream nice yellow color, not to mention its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Topping it with crunchy toasted coconut flakes rounds it all up creating a great tropical healthy dessert. A must-try.
14. Ginger-Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake
This Ginger-Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake by Erin Beccia is comforting with a touch of class. It is spicy, yet nourishing and the combination of ginger and pear is stellar. There’s no better way to impress your guests than presenting them with an elegant pear upside-down cake!
15. Ginger Cookies
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