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Gingerbread Loaf

Gingerbread Loaf is the best dessert for the holiday season!

This is one of my last dessert recipes for the year. I know, kind of makes me sad! Where did the year go? So many desserts, so little time! LOL! So I guess what I am saying is that I am saving the best for last. Seriously, guys, this cake is epic!

Gingerbread Loaf smells amazing when it is baking. I just want to play Christmas Carols and sing my heart out! That is what I was doing while this precious gem was baking.

Gingerbread Loaf makes the best gift for that special someone who you aren’t sure what to give them for Christmas. I have a long list of gifts this year and cakes are the best gifts, don’t you think?

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 Gingerbread Loaf is flavored with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, this spice cake is the taste of Christmas! It comes out of the oven soft and spicy. 

The spices are amazing in this cake. It doesn’t really need a glaze, but I added it to give it that special kick.


You will love how easy this cake is to make!

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Mix the wet ingredients together.

Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.

Pour into a loaf pan. Bake 50-55 minutes.

Mix the glaze.

Let the cake completely cool before glazing.

Can you freeze a Gingerbread Loaf?

You can keep a freshly baked gingerbread cake fresh a little longer by storing it in the refrigerator, but it is not recommended because it dries out much faster there. … For a long-term option, you can freeze the gingerbread while preserving its taste and texture if you use an air-tight freezer safe container. After completely cooled, I like to double wrap it in Saran Wrap and then cover well with foil.

Merry Christmas friends and a very happy healthy New Year to you all! XXOO

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Gingerbread Loaf
Yield: 12 slices

Gingerbread Loaf

Gingerbread Loaf is the best dessert for the holiday season. Quick and easy to make and full of incredible spices. A delicious soft and moist cake.


  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray. 
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. (Flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice)
  3. In a second bowl, combine the wet ingredients. (Butter, molasses, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.) 
  4. Combine the dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly.  
  5. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. 
  6. Cool in the loaf pan for about 10 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. 
  7. Make the glaze: Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  
  8. Drizzle the glaze over a cooled cake. 

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Nutrition Information


12 slices

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 287Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 52mgSodium 323mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 1gSugar 30gProtein 4g

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Miz Helen

Saturday 22nd of December 2018

Your Gingerbread Loaf looks fantastic! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen


Sunday 23rd of December 2018

Thank you Miz Helen! Merry Christmas to you! Nettie

Abbe Odenwalder

Thursday 20th of December 2018

This sounds good Nettie! Have a Merry Christmas!


Thursday 20th of December 2018

Thank you so much for your visit Abbe! I appreciate it! I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas as well! Nettie

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