Gingerbread is one of my all time favorite flavors for the Holidays! For gift giving to those in my office and at my son’s daycare, I like to bake things for them! In fact, I bake all year ’round and love asking them what they’d like me to make. This season, I’m making a wide variety of foods for these people and one of those things I am baking is Gingerbread Loaf.
It is much easier than you may think! I love molasses and the icing that is on it — so why not make it for gift giving?! Check out the delicious and easy recipe & tutorial below and let me know in the comments what other things you like to make for the Holidays.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp ginger
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp cloves
- ¼ tsp allspice
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ¾ cup molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tbsp vanilla
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. 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.
Make the glaze: Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Drizzle the glaze over a cooled cake.