Don’t let the simplicity of these cakes fool you! These Gingerbread Mini Loaf Cakes with Lemon Glaze are filled with all of the flavors of Christmas! Add these festive cakes to your holiday dessert table this season. Also, if you are looking for a nice homemade gift for friends and neighbors this Christmas, these cakes would be perfect!
What creates the flavors of gingerbread in these mini loaf cakes?
Gingerbread is not just a single flavor but usually includes a combination of winter spices, ginger, and molasses to create the flavor that we all know and love as gingerbread! For this cake, we wanted to keep the flavors fairly straightforward and simply used ground ginger, dark brown sugar, and molasses. The cake is not overpowering with spices which can often be off-putting in some gingerbread cookie or cake recipes. This version is true to its gingerbread name, but isn’t going to send you on a spice dive. We know you will love it!
Making the Lemon Glaze
The lemon glaze is a very simple recipe that can be used on a variety of cakes and cookies, but really complements these Gingerbread Mini Loaf Cakes. Adding lemon juice to confectioners sugar (powdered sugar) results in a nice thick icing or glaze. We like to keep our glaze on the thicker side so that it looks like snow cover the cakes, but you can easily modify the glaze to a thinner consistency by adding more lemon, or a splash of milk.
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Gingerbread Mini Loaf Cakes with Lemon Glaze this holiday season! If you give these a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
Looking for more holiday recipes? Check these out!
- Peppermint Chocolate Bourbon Bundtlettes
- Brown Butter and Pecan Rum Cake
- Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum – A Holiday Treat
- Brown Butter Cardamom Linzer Cookies with Passion Fruit Jelly
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Hello Vanessa, et. al., I am all ready set up in the kitchen to make this tonight but I don’t have mini loaves. First, is there another pan that I could use? Second, what is the true size of a mini loaf? Thanks. 🎄
Thanks for your questions! The mini loaf pans we use are 5 3/4″ X 3 1/4″ (holding about 2 cups of batter). You can make these in different pans, from a large loaf pan to a bundt pan or even cupcake or muffin pans, but you will need to watch the baking time and add more or less time for bigger or smaller pan sizes. Use the toothpick method to test for doneness until the toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!