Festive Gingerbread Loaf with Cinnamon Glaze
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Gingerbread Loaf with Cinnamon Glaze

This easy gingerbread loaf recipe with orange peel and chocolate chips is a must try this Holiday season. Drizzle generously with cinnamon icing and enjoy warm or cold!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread Loaf Recipe
Servings: 1 Loaf (about 12 slices)
Calories: 298
Author: Julia


For the Gingerbread Loaf:

For the Cinnamon Glaze:


  • 2 tablespoons Chocolate Chips for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons Candied Orange Peel for garnish


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine together sifted flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and gingerbread spice. Add the wet ingredients: melted butter, milk, beaten eggs and molasses. Stir well until combined.
  • Stir in candied orange peel (cut into small pieces) and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into a loaf tin lined with baking parchment.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 360°F/180°C for 1 hour or until ready.
  • When ready, remove from the tin and let it cool completely before drizzling with the glaze.
  • For the glaze: Mix together all the ingredients and pour over the cooled loaf.
  • Optional: Top with candied orange peel and chocolate chips.


  1. Cinnamon glaze can be omitted or you can use your favorite glaze/frosting.
  2. Topping the loaf with candied orange peel and chocolate chips is completely optional.
  3. Honey can be used instead of molasses.
  4. I recommend reading the full post for more detailed explanation, tips or watch the video, if any doubts.
  5. All-purpose flour (US) = Plain flour (UK), Powdered sugar (US) = Icing sugar (UK).
  6. The baking time may vary slightly depending on your oven. Check after 50 minutes by inserting a skewer in the middle of the loaf. If it comes out clean, the bread is ready.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Loaf with Cinnamon Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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