Gluten & Dairy Free Gingerbread Loaf Cake
It’s gingerbread season and I am pumped!! I love gingerbread so so much – the spices the molasses, it’s all just wonderful. This loaf is awesome because the only sugar in the cake part is from molasses. I like to use blackstrap molasses which is an unrefined molasses that touts some awesome nutrients. After a google search I even found that some people take a tablespoon of molasses as a daily vitamin! It contains iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and selenium – all super awesome and needed nutrients your body needs. Compare that to refined white sugar in most baked goods that has zero nutritional content and it makes you feel really good about this gingerbread loaf! Now of course I had to top this loaf with some delicious frosting so I went with a clean brand you can find at a lot of grocery stores now called Miss Jone’s. You can also find and use Simple Mills frosting, they are both similar in that they are dairy free, use high quality ingredients like organic powdered sugar and less refined oils, and still taste amazing. You can also make this loaf without any frosting and it could be more of a breakfast loaf as it isn’t super sweet alone! Make this loaf for yourself or make it to give to a friend that needs a little holiday cheer!
It slices so well!
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- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ cup arrowroot flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup molasses
- ½ cup ghee, melted
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Vanilla frosting*
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Combine all the ingredients (except frosting) in a medium bowl and stir to combine evenly. Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick or fork inserted comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool then frost as desired with vanilla frosting.
- *optional to add some cinnamon sugar on top like I did in the photos!
- I prefer to use the Miss Jone’s or Simple Mills brands!