Gingerbread with Vanilla Glaze

Gingerbread with Vanilla Glaze

Gingerbread with Vanilla Glaze

Serves: 11
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes*
Total time: 1 hour*


  • 1 cup plus 1 tbsp. lowfat milk, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. molasses
  • 1/3 cup peeled, grated gingerroot
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8×4 1/2-inch loaf pan with nonstick baking spray. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine 1 cup of the milk plus sugar, butter, and molasses; bring to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in grated ginger. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves; stir to combine. Gently stir in milk mixture, stirring just until combined. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool 20 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove gingerbread from pan; let cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, for the glaze, in a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar, remaining 1 tablespoon milk, and vanilla; add more milk to thin, if needed. Drizzle gingerbread with glaze. Let stand 30 minutes before slicing.

Recipe notes:   *cooling time plus 30 minutes stand time extra


Nutrition facts US Canadian
calories: 265 1,108.09 kJ
fat: 11 g (17 %) 10.76 g
cholesterol: 28 mg (9 %) 28.48 mg
sodium: 229 mg (10 %) 228.55 mg
carbohydrate: 45 g (15 %) 44.67 g
dietary fiber: 1 g (3 %) 0.74 g
protein: 3 g 3.18 g

* Recipe developed for Integrated Marketing Services Photography by Visual Cuisines

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