Vernors Cake for a Hometown #SundaySupper

There are a few things that scream Michigan to me. Cherries fresh from the tree in July,  Whitefish from the shores of Lake Superior, Apples and all things apple crisp in the Fall, and of course Vernors Ginger Ale all year round.

Vernors has been hailed as a cure all for upset tummies and all around spirit lifter on bad days.  It is poured over ice cream and enjoyed throughout the hot Michigan Summer. A Detroit original since the 1880s after all. So when the Sunday Supper Crew was tasked with sharing recipes that represented their Hometowns, I had to come up with something Vernors.

This cake is flavored with not only Vernors Ginger Ale, but also vanilla extract to really mimic the cream soda ginger ale greatness of Vernors.  The glaze contains both Vernors and ground ginger to add that gingery kick.  In the end, you have a pretty, buttery cake with hints of ginger that is sweetened up with a thin ginger glaze.

Vernors Cake

Vernors Cake


  • 2/3 cups Butter
  • 1 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Cake Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Vernors (Ginger ale)


Step 1
Cream the butter and sugar together
Step 2
Add in the eggs and vanilla extract
Step 3
Add in the dry ingredients gradually, while mixing
Step 4
add in your Vernors. Beat together for 1 minute.
Step 5
Pour into a bundt pan or mini bundt pans
Step 6
Bake in a 350F preheated over for 24 to 28 minutes

Vernors Glaze for Cakes


  • 1 1/2 cup Powder Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Vernors (Ginger ale)


Step 1
whisk together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
Step 2
slowly add in your Vernors while whisking. This will fizz up.
Step 3
Whisk until smooth and use as a glaze on cakes, muffins, or doughnuts.

Vernors Ginger Ale Cake

Of course, you can use what ever ginger ale you like in this recipe, but it would not be a hometown or Michigan celebration without Michigan made Vernors. I mean, is there really other ginger ales out there?

Vernors Cake and Glaze

This week’s event is being hosted by Coleen of The Redhead Baker. Take a look at all of the hometown recipes that are being shared. This is like taking a trip without ever leaving your home. Culinary travels are kinda the best after all.




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50 thoughts on “Vernors Cake for a Hometown #SundaySupper

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  20. And here I am sipping on a glass of ginger ale while reading your post. I’m not sure if I can get Vernors however I do think I’ll save this as an inspiration for a ginger ale cake.

  21. When I saw Vernors, I flashed back to my mother’s Eastern Ham and the Vernor’s glaze she makes! It is so good! Vernors ginger ale is one the best! This cake looks so yummy!!!

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  24. Shannon! This is so cool!!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cake recipe using ginger ale!! Looks so yummy and now I have something to look for the next time I visit Michigan! Vernors Ginger Ale!!

  25. What fantabulous memories, Shannon. Never thought of using ginger ale in cake but thanks to you, now I am! …And I’ve got the same rose mini bundts =) Beautiful, Shannon. Hugs.

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  27. Such a fun theme this week. Having grown up in Chicago, you would think I’d be familiar with Vernors, but I’m not (My great grandmother lived in Michigan and we visited here during the summer a few times) You cake sounds great. Reminds me of a “7-Up Cake” with which I’m more familiar…

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  31. Perhaps you could settle a problem for me? Did Vernor’s change between 1970 and 1985? When I lived in Ohio it seemed stronger (read, made me choke more often) than it was when I found it again in Wyoming.

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