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Gingerbread with Orange Citrus Glaze

Classic gingerbread loaf with a hint of citrus
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gingerbread Recipe, molasses bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 190kcal
Author Heather


For the Gingerbread

  • 1 cup brown sugar *packed
  • 3/4 cup butter *room temp
  • 2 large eggs *room temp
  • 3/4 cup unsulfered molasses
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Orange Citrus Glaze

  • 1/2- 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 325℉.
  • For the Gingerbread-In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and continue mixing until well incorporated. In a separate bowl mix water, molasses and baking soda. Once well stirred, beat into butter mixture. In a third bowl sift flour, baking powder and spices. Gradually add flour to butter mixture. Mix until well incorporated stopping halfway through to scrap sides. Spray 2 loaf pans (8x4 inches) with nonstick cooking spray. Dived batter evenly between 2 pans. Bake for approximately 60 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool before removing from pan and icing.
  • For the Orange Citrus Glaze-In a small mixing bowl mix orange zest, juice and powdered sugar until well blended. Once loaf are cooled, pour half over one loaf and repeat with 2nd loaf.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*
Adapted from Pillsbury gingerbread loaves recipe


Calories: 190kcal