Gingerbread Loaf Cake Recipe

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Josephine Tucker Modified: March 25, 2022
Gingerbread Loaf Cake Recipe

How To Make Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Feel the holiday spirit with a classic gingerbread recipe! Every slice of this loaf cake is packed with the flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened
  • ½cupbrown sugar,packed
  • ½cupmolasses
  • 1tspvanilla
  • 2large eggs
  • 1cupflour
  • 1cupwhole wheat flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • 2tspground ginger
  • 1tspground cloves
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • 1tbspcoarse sanding sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9×5-inch baking pan with baking spray.

  2. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.

  3. Add in the molasses and eggs until well blended (molasses will make the mixture grainy, don’t worry about this).

  4. Sift together whole wheat flour, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt.

  5. Add the dry ingredients and buttermilk, alternating half and half to the stand mixer on the lowest speed until just combined.

  6. Add the mixture to the loaf pan and spread evenly, then sprinkle with coarse sanding sugar.

  7. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  • Calories: 231.09kcal
  • Fat: 9.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.39g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.37g
  • Fiber: 1.68g
  • Sugar: 18.54g
  • Protein: 4.26g
  • Cholesterol: 52.15mg
  • Sodium: 189.27mg
  • Calcium: 75.24mg
  • Potassium: 313.81mg
  • Iron: 1.46mg
  • Vitamin A: 80.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.22mg
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