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.


YIELD: 12


INGREDIENTS:


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


Note:
*Vanilla glaze is optional.


DIRECTIONS:


For gingerbread loaf:

  1. Adjust rack to middle of oven. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×5-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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