I am excited to share one of our family’s favorite Quick Bread Recipes that is perfect for the Holidays! This Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting is so good, you will want to make it year round!
Christmas is one of my favorite Seasons of the year for so many reasons. One of those reasons is the excuse to bake lots of delicious baked goods.
This recipe tastes just like the Gingerbread Loaf you can get at Starbucks but you can make it right in the comfort of your own home. The best thing about being able to bake it yourself is that you can have a piece or two while cuddled up in your jammies watching Christmas movies.
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Another reason you might want to make this at home is that your entire house will be filled with the most amazing smell!
But you don’t want to just take my word for it…go ahead and make some today. I promise you won’t regret it…unless of course you do eat the entire loaf and you have to pull out your pants with the stretchy waist band.
Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 2 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 4-6 tablespoons milk
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.
Store in airtight container.
Along with this recipe, you will want to try our other Gingerbread Recipes this Holiday Season!
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites
- Chocolate Gingerbread Men
- Gingerbread Recipe Collection
- Whipped Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
- Gingerbread Playdough Kit
FAVORITE HOLIDAY RECIPES
- Chocolate gingerbread cookies
- Peppermint chocolate dipped cookies
- molasses cookies
- homemade fudge
- homemade turtles
- old fashioned divinity
- homemade toffee
- coconut macaroon
- saltine cracker toffee
Thanks for stopping by! Happy baking! xoxo
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