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Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Frosting

I always like to include a mini loaf in my cookie tins using small little paper loaf pans. You can wrap them up or place them inside a cookie tin with cookies on all sides. Or just give these rich and spicy tea cakes all by themselves.

Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Frosting

I always like to include a mini loaf in my cookie tins using small little paper loaf pans. You can wrap them up or place them inside a cookie tin with cookies on all sides. Or just give these rich and spicy tea cakes all by themselves. Yield: 4 regular- sized loaves or 8 small loaves using small paper bread pans
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, dessert, ginger, gingerbread
Author: Sherri Scott

Ingredients

GINGERBREAD

  • 6 cups flour
  • 8 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 9 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups soft ened butter
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups applesauce unsweetened

FROSTING

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 8-12 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons chopped candied ginger

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • If using a regular-sized bread loaf pan, line with parchment or coat with nonstick spray. If using mini paper pans, don’t worry about preparing them.
  • In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients (flour, spices, salt, baking soda).
  • In a larger bowl, cream butter, sugar, and applesauce. Fold in the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Divide batter among bread pans, filling ⅔ of the way. Bake for 40–60 minutes depending upon size of pan, and until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  • In a bowl, using a mixer, cream butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, adding milk until smooth and no lumps remain. Spread over completely cooled gingerbread loaves. Sprinkle chopped candied ginger on top and allow to set up for an hour or so.