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Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Gingerbread loaf cake is an easy and delicious home baked recipe to make. It's soft, moist and topped with a light covering of icing. A perfect holiday bake!
Course Home Baking
Cuisine British
Keyword gingerbread recipe, gingerbreadcake, gingerbreadloaf
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 15 slices
Calories 209kcal
Author Neil

Ingredients

For the cake: -

  • 150 g plain flour
  • 150 g wholemeal flour
  • 100 g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 100 ml Greek yogurt
  • 50 ml skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp treacle
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • tbsp. vanilla extract

For the topping*: -

  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

For the cake: -

  • Preheat oven to 180C and grease a 20cm x 12.5cm / 8” x 5” loaf tin.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients the flours, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and ginger into a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, add the wet ingredients the eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract. Mix together.
  • Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the larger bowl with the dry ingredients. Fold all the ingredients together either using a spatula.
  • Pour cake mixture into loaf tin and bake for 35 - 40 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  • Check the loaf has cooked by inserting a wooden skewer / cocktail stick into the centre which should come out clean if cooked then remove from the oven.
  • Allow to cool slightly in the tin before removing and transferring to a wire baking rack.

For the topping: -

  • In a measuring jug make the icing by whisking together the icing sugar and lemon juice and pour on top of the loaf spreading out evenly.
  • Store in an air tight container or slice into 15 slices and freeze.

Notes

*The topping is optional. You could just spread a little margarine /butter on each slice instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.3mg