Gingerbread Loaf Recipe
This gingerbread loaf and glaze is so delicious and perfect for your next party or even neighbor gifts!
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 ¼ teaspoons ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 4 Tablespoons milk more or less if needed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x5 inch bread pan with nonstick foil and spray with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar, and applesauce.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until blended. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.
For the frosting, in a medium bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth and spreadable. Spread over cooled gingerbread loaf. Allow to set up for 1 hour (or if you can't wait you can serve it immediately, but I like it best when the frosting has a chance to set up a bit!). Store in airtight container.
Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 548IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg