Deliciously moist gingerbread spiced loaf cake topped with thick cream cheese frosting!
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.
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…
Wishing you all a wonderful 2016!
- 2 cups plain/all-purpose flour 250g
- 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
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar 150g
- 1/4 cup caster/granulated sugar 50g
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil 80ml
- 4 oz cream cheese 115g, softened
- 1/2 cup buttermilk* 120ml
For the Frosting
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 42g
- 1 cup icing/powdered sugar 125g
- 2 oz cream cheese 55g
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together until combined. Set aside.
Mix together the eggs, sugar, oil, cream cheese, and buttermilk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. 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
- 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 240ml (1 cup) of milk to a measuring jug. Leave for 5 minutes, then it's ready to use!