Deliciously moist gingerbread spiced loaf cake topped with thick cream cheese frosting!

Gingerbread Loaf | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Happy New Year!

I’m ringing in the new year with my scrumptiously moist Gingerbread Loaf topped with cream cheese frosting. This is my favourite loaf cake to make. I love gingerbread, and the cream cheese added into the batter makes this cake extra moist.

Gingerbread Loaf | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Here’s another recipe you can just throw all the ingredients together, combine, and bake. I love them sort of recipes 😉 This gingerbread loaf cake is one of my favourites, and it never lasts a day in my house! It’s so moist, and tender, and the thick, creamy, sweet cream cheese frosting is just perfection…

Gingerbread Loaf | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Wishing you all a wonderful 2016!


Gingerbread Loaf | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Gingerbread Loaf

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields 1


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150 g light brown sugar
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 80 ml vegetable oil
  • 115 g cream cheese softened
  • 120 ml buttermilk*

For the Frosting

  • 42 g unsalted butter
  • 125 g icing sugar
  • 55 g cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the eggs, sugar, oil, and cream cheese. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix together. Add the buttermilk, and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Cover loosely with aluminium foil, and bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean with only a few small moist crumbs. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before removing and frosting.

For the Frosting

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Spread evenly over the gingerbread loaf, then slice and serve.


*If you can't get hold of buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 250ml (1 cup) of milk to a measuring jug. Leave for 5 minutes, then it's ready to use!

Gingerbread Loaf | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Gingerbread Loaf | Marsha's Baking Addiction


17 comments on “Gingerbread Loaf”

  1. Happy New Year to you Marsha!

    On days when I am too lazy to cook breakfast, I often find myself heading over to Starbucks (it’s across the street) for their seasonal Gingerbread (also topped with cream cheese). Something tells me that your bread is even more scrumptious which makes me think I really need to whip up a loaf and forgo the subpar loaf at Starbucks.

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