If you are anything like me, you associate the smell and taste of gingerbread with the holidays. Baking up a batch of gingerbread cookies is a tradition in our house. This year, we decided to switch things up a bit and make a loaf of gingerbread with vanilla icing. This is so yummy and makes a wonderful gift for teachers or neighbors. Enjoy this easy Gingerbread Loaf Recipe with your family this holiday season.
GINGERBREAD LOAF RECIPE
To make this easy gingerbread loaf, start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
HOW DO I MAKE A GINGERBREAD LOAF?
In a second bowl, combine the butter, molasses, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes.
Cool in the loaf pan for about 10 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
HOW DO I MAKE VANILLA ICING?
Now that your gingerbread loaf is cooling, it is time to make the glaze. Combine the confectioner's sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl.
Drizzle the glaze over a cooled cake.
The icing will harden in a few minutes and then you can enjoy this wonderful gingerbread loaf recipe.
This makes a great gift for neighbors and teachers. Consider baking it in a ceramic loaf pan like this one which doubles as a gift after the gingerbread is eaten.
Gingerbread Loaf Recipe
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray.
- In a bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. (Flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice)
- In a second bowl, combine the wet ingredients. (Butter, molasses, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.)
- Combine the dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
- Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes.
- Cool in the loaf pan for about 10 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
- To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Drizzle the glaze over a cooled cake and enjoy!
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
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