Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf: This moist gingerbread cake has the perfect amount of spice,and is smothered in a rich cream cheese frosting. Perfect for enjoying with coffee, or gift giving!

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

Found yourself on the naughty list? Trying to impress your new mother in law?  Want to get yourself a Christmas boyfriend?

Fact: It is impossible to be mad at someone who bakes you this cake.

 


Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

This Starbucks gingerbread loaf, is perfectly spiced. Then it is slathered in rich cream cheese frosting. Pop it onto a pretty plate and you’ll find yourself back in the good graces of the neighbor whose lawn mower you never returned, and the only new favorite cousin.

 

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

Best of all, this Starbucks Gingerbread loaf is easy on YOU! It takes less than 15 minutes prep, 2 bowls, and one pan!  If you like gingerbread, also be sure to check out yesterday’s gingerbread whoopie pies.

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Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 Loaf
 
Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf: This moist gingerbread cake has the perfect amount of spice,and is smothered in a rich cream cheese frosting. Perfect for enjoying with coffee, or gift giving!
Ingredients
  • For the Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Applesauce
  • 1½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoon Ginger, Ground
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1 Teaspoon Cloves, Ground
  • ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg, Ground
  • Chopped Walnuts, For Garnish
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5" loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla,egg, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  3. Stir in applesauce.
  4. Gradually add flour a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Evenly spread into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  8. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  9. Spread frosting evenly over the gingerbread loaf. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf adapted via The Country Cook

Serve with:

1. Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf Tips:

  1. Be sure to mix until the flour is just no longer visible. Over mixing will lead to a tough dense cake.
  2. These loafs also freeze beautifully. Make in early December, and thaw/frost before gifting!

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

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  1. Is the applesauce sweetened or not.

  2. Is the applesauce sweetened or not.

    Thanks

  3. Wow, this gingerbread loaf is gorgeous! I agree, I don’t think I could be mad at anyone who made this for me!
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