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Gingerbread Loaf

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!

Enjoy!

Gingerbread Loaf | Marsha's Baking Addiction
5 from 3 votes
Gingerbread Loaf
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Yields: 1 loaf
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Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. 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. Set aside.
  3. 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.

  4. 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
  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.
Notes

*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!

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Gingerbread Loaf | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Gingerbread Loaf | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    farhana jalil
    3rd January 2016 at 7:07 pm

    great work thanks for sharing this recipe

    • Reply
      Marsha
      4th January 2016 at 12:36 am

      Thanks, Farhana!

  • Reply
    Kari
    3rd January 2016 at 7:24 pm

    This looks deliciously moist!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

    • Reply
      Marsha
      4th January 2016 at 12:36 am

      Thanks, Kari!

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    3rd January 2016 at 11:58 pm

    What a yummy way to bring in the New Year! Plus I love your new site design! I am looking for a new one for my site too!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      4th January 2016 at 12:37 am

      Thanks, Shelby! 🙂

  • Reply
    kushi
    4th January 2016 at 1:18 am

    Looks so moist, flavorful and super delicious. Happy New Year dear!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      4th January 2016 at 10:01 am

      Thanks, Kushi! Happy New Year!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    4th January 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Happy New Year, Marsha!! LOVE this gingerbread loaf cake! I mean, I would love the loaf all on its own, but you went and topped it with my all time favorite frosting – cream cheese! DROOLING! Cheers, dear! <3

    • Reply
      Marsha
      4th January 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne! 🙂

  • Reply
    Eileen
    5th January 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Happy New Year! Always a delicious treat. This loaf looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      5th January 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks, Eileen!

  • Reply
    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    5th January 2016 at 2:56 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      5th January 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Happy New Year, Lynn! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Tania | My Kitchen Stories
    10th January 2016 at 12:08 am

    How I love gingerbread. This is a perfect way to start off the year. Although I have to say it is exercise time for me!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      10th January 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks, Tania! I hear you there, exercise for me, too! With a cheeky treat every now and again 😉

  • Reply
    Teresa
    18th January 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Looks wonderful Marsha! I’d love to try it and I love cream cheese frosting – it’s perfect with everything sweet.

  • Reply
    Debbie Curtis
    18th December 2018 at 1:15 pm

    I wanna make this but i don’t understand the measurements.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      18th December 2018 at 4:07 pm

      Hi Debbie, I’ve updated the recipe ingredients list for US and UK measurements now 🙂

  • Reply
    Debbie Curtis
    18th December 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you gonna make it tonight. Looks good

    • Reply
      Marsha
      18th December 2018 at 6:44 pm

      I hope you enjoy!

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