Homemade Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

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The spicy homemade Gingerbread Loaf made with ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and molasses is such a lovely treat to enjoy with coffee or tea. Drizzle with a simple vanilla glaze for a festive treat that tastes just like the holidays.



For gingerbread loaf:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted

3/4 cup molasses

2 large eggs

1 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For vanilla glaze drizzle:*

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon milk (more, as needed)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


*Vanilla glaze is optional.


For gingerbread loaf:

  1. Adjust rack to middle of oven. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Grease and flour a 9Ă—5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and ground cloves.
  3. Visit Homemade Gingerbread Loaf @ shewearsmanyhats.com for full directions.

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