Gingerbread loaf cake

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
50
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
270 g flour
1 tbsp gingerbread spice
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
210 g butter (divided)
250 g cane sugar
egg
300 g applesauce
200 g confectioner’s sugar
80 g cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
butter for greasing
cinnamon for dusting
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • bowl
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • loaf pan
  • parchment paper

Nutrition per serving

Cal
668
Protein
6 g
Fat
26 g
Carb
102 g
  • Step 1/6

    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Add flour, gingerbread spice, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder to a bowl and combine.
    • 270 g flour
    • 1 tbsp gingerbread spice
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • oven
    • bowl

    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Add flour, gingerbread spice, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder to a bowl and combine.

  • Step 2/6

    In another bowl, beat soft butter, cane sugar and egg for approx. 5 min. until smooth. Stir in applesauce.
    • 180 g butter
    • 250 g cane sugar
    • egg
    • 300 g applesauce
    • bowl
    • hand mixer with beaters

    In another bowl, beat soft butter, cane sugar and egg for approx. 5 min. until smooth. Stir in applesauce.

  • Step 3/6

    Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix into a smooth dough.

    Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix into a smooth dough.

  • Step 4/6

    Grease loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Transfer dough into loaf pan and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 50 - 60 min., or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • butter for greasing
    • loaf pan
    • parchment paper

    Grease loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Transfer dough into loaf pan and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 50 - 60 min., or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Step 5/6

    Remove from oven and let cool completely. For the frosting, beat soft butter, confectioner's sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract until fluffy.
    • 30 g butter
    • 200 g confectioner’s sugar
    • 80 g cream cheese
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • bowl

    Remove from oven and let cool completely. For the frosting, beat soft butter, confectioner's sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract until fluffy.

  • Step 6/6

    Unmold cake and spread the frosting on top. Dust with cinnamon. Enjoy!
    • cinnamon for dusting

    Unmold cake and spread the frosting on top. Dust with cinnamon. Enjoy!