Gingerbread Loaf {Starbucks Copycat Recipe}

You’re going to be so glad you stopped by today.  You’re probably right in the throes of the holiday season and I’m going to give you some advice that will make this Christmas insanely magical for you.

Are you ready for it?

gingerbread slices

Make this bread. Period.

Make it once and you’ll make it ten more times this week.  Wrap it up with a sweet little  tag and hand it out as gifts to anyone who didn’t make the naughty list this year.   Heck, give it to the naughty people.  It’s good for their soul.

gingerbread gift loaf

It’s seriously that good.   And completely over the top with some good coffee to go with it.   Or, out of this world with a cup of coffee and a really good friend to share it with.

It’s incredibly moist.  And deliciously spicy.  And needs nothing more than a simple glaze on top.

gingerbread loaf4

What’s your most comforting flavor of the holiday season?

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

*Starbucks Secret Recipes

Loaf:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
2 1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp orange extract
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp baking soda
Glaze:
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
2-3 tbsp cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350°

1.  In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in orange extract.  Mix baking soda into applesauce and stir into creamed butter mixture.  Add flour mixture. Mix until smooth, but don’t over mix.

2.  Pour batter into greased and floured loaf pan.  Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.  Glaze while slightly warm.

14 Comments

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14 responses to “Gingerbread Loaf {Starbucks Copycat Recipe}

  1. Oh my goodness this looks soooo amazing! I have to make this asap.

  2. Awesome….I love that stuff

  3. It sounds delicious, I like the addition of applesauce! xx

  4. Oohh, I always love this at Starbucks! Thanks for sharing your copycat recipe :D

  5. Know what I’m making my coworkers this xmas :D

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  7. You clever, clever cook. I am mad for ANYTHING with ginger. Ginger snaps have me dancing. This gingerbread loaf is divine and decadent An old fashioned recipe with a new twist. Virginia.

  8. This recipe looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This looks so amazing….I would love to try it out!

  10. I just added this to my list of ust-realize-food-fantasy list <3 Looks absolutely delicious!

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