Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting… a family favorite that is so easy to make, and tastes like it came from your favorite coffee shoppe!

6th Annual I Heart Naptime Crazy Christmas Event

I am so excited to be here today as part of I Heart Naptime’s Crazy Christmas Event. Jamielyn is one of my favorite people and I am lucky to be able to be friends with her in really life. My name is Amy and you can normally find me sharing all sorts of Recipes, Crafts and DIY Projects on my site, The Idea Room.

Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting... a family favorite that is so easy to make, and tastes like it came from your favorite coffee shoppe!

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. 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!

Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting... a family favorite that is so easy to make, and tastes like it came from your favorite coffee shoppe!

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 eat the whole loaf a piece or two while cuddled up in your jammies watching Christmas movies. Another reason you might want to make this at home is that your entire house will be filled with the most amazing smell!

Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting... a family favorite that is so easy to make, and tastes like it came from your favorite coffee shoppe!

Printable Gingerbread Loaf Recipe:

Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients:

For the bread:

  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 1⁄4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

For the frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk

Directions:

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.


Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting... a family favorite that is so easy to make, and tastes like it came from your favorite coffee shoppe!

This Gingerbread Loaf is so delicious!

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.

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Stop on over and see some of my other favorite Christmas projects and recipes like these:

Homemade Turtles

Homemade Turtles

Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Thanks, Amy!

If you love this delicious holiday treat, you’ll enjoy these too!

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  1. Linda at Mixed Kreations posted on December 4, 2016 at 5:40 am (#
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    This Gingerbread Loaf looks amazing! I’ve never tried the star buck one, but I bet this one’s even better. Homemade is always better! Love the extra benefit of cooking this Loaf at home, smelling up the whole house with this wonderful ginger bread aroma. Mmmm. Thank you for sharing,  I will have to try it! Might as well break out the pants with the elastic waist now. I think I need them just thinking about it. Lol