Ginger Loaf


A great copycat version of that famous coffee chain's! I have made this recipe countless times and it always turns out great!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
2 loaves


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon orange extract (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup applesauce


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon orange extract (Optional)

  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  2. Combine flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a bowl.

  3. Cream sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric blender until light and fluffy; stir in 1 teaspoon orange extract. Mix baking soda into applesauce and stir into butter mixture. Add flour mixture and mix until batter is smooth. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center of a loaf comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack until cool, about 1 hour.

  5. Combine cream cheese, vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon orange extract in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Beat in confectioners' sugar gradually. Spread frosting over cooled loaves. Decorate with crystallized ginger.

Cook's Note:

You can also use chopped candied orange peel to decorate the ginger loaf.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

2235 Calories
87g Fat
353g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 2235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 87g 111%
Saturated Fat 54g 270%
Cholesterol 245mg 82%
Sodium 2462mg 107%
Total Carbohydrate 353g 128%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 268g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 396mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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