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This traditional old fashioned style gingerbread loaf cake is what makes the holidays for me. As soon as I smell that spicy ginger aroma in the kitchen, it triggers lots of memories from my childhood.

Sticky Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Sweet and spicy homemade gingerbread best served slathered with good butter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 225kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2/3 cup warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Line an 8.5x4.5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, ginger, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a pan with the molasses and brown sugar.
  • Once melted, add the liquid to the flour and stir well with a spatula.
  • Add the egg and stir.
  • Combine the warm milk with the baking soda and stir to combine.
  • Add the milk to the batter and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan.
  • Bake in the oven for about 75-80 minutes until the top is springy to the touch.
  • Let cool for at least 2 hours before slicing.


Calories: 225kcal