Gingerbread Loaf

Gingerbread Loaf

This gingerbread loaf is a delicious sweet loaf, full of molasses, and warm spices. A gorgeous, easy to make, and tastes just like gingerbread.

Why You’ll Love It

Taste just like gingerbread. This loaf is full of the classic ginger bread spices and flavours, which include ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and molasses.

Festive. It’s a great option for baking around Christmas time. My house always smells so festive while it’s baking in the oven.

Easy to make. It’s as simple as mixing the wet ingredients in one bowl, dry in another, and then mixing together. Super simple!

gingerbread loaf

Step by Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt together.

In a separate medium sized bowl whisk molasses, milk, eggs, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla extract together.

dry and wet ingredients for the loaf

Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Using a rubber spatula mix together just until combined. Do not over mix, once the flour streaks are gone stop mixing.

Add the batter to the loaf pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.

gingerbread loaf batter

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let loaf cool to room temperature before slicing.

gingerbread loaf

STORING THE Loaf

This loaf should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature and keep well for three days.

DO I HAVE TO ADD THE SUGAR ON TOP?

No, you can leave it off if you like. I find the course sugar gives the loaf a gorgeous look and a nice crunch.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY COLD INGREDIENTS TO ROOM TEMPERATURE?

Yes you do. Room temperature ingredients break down easier in the batter. This means less mixing, which gives you a fluffy moist loaf.

gingerbread loaf

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Gingerbread Loaf

Jessie M
This gingerbread loaf is a delicious sweet loaf, full of molasses, and warm spices. It's easy to make, and tastes just like gingerbread.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf

Equipment

  • loaf pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 & 1/2 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 C salted butter melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sweetened molasses also called fancy molasses
  • 1/2 C milk at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • coarse sugar for topping *optional*

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt together.
    2 & 1/2 C all purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • In a medium sized bowl whisk molasses, milk, eggs, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract together.
    1/2 C salted butter, 3/4 C brown sugar, 1/2 C sweetened molasses, 1/2 C milk, 2 large eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Using a rubber spatula mix together just until combined. Do not over mix, once the flour streaks are gone stop mixing.
  • Add the batter to the loaf pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
    coarse sugar
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Let loaf cool to room temperature before slicing.
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