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Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

I got this recipe from my friend Karin. It is a delicious loaf that goes great with a cup of tea. The older I get the simpler I try to make the Christmas Season. I place more value in spending time with people I love than I do spending time in the kitchen trying to leave the stress and hustle and bustle behind me that can often come with this time of year. This loaf doesn't take much prep time leaving me more time for those who matter most to me.


  1. This sounds delicious! Is this a moist loaf or more on the dry side? The orange extract caught my attention, too.

  2. Elaine, this is a very moist loaf. You can't go wrong with it.

  3. What do you have on the cream cheese icing?


    1. Corinne, It is orange colored course sugar sprinkled over top.

  4. Yum!!! I would love to have a cuppa with you and have a slice of this delicious looking loaf! I love where you have your priorities! Have a wonderful Christmas.

  5. Oh, My, Goodness! This gingerbread loaf is so delicious. I'm making multiples to hand out to friends and family. It's moist and full of flavor. I was out of orange extract. Instead, I added orange zest and vanilla. Also, I did not frost the loaf but dusted with confectioners sugar. Thank you for another wonderful recipe.

  6. You don't say what size loaf pan you use. Is it 9 x 5 or 8 x 4?


  7. nice and moist, but not dense. Made the recipe into 12 muffins, very tasty.


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