Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

April 18, 2023

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

Copycat (healthier) Starbucks ✨GINGERBREAD LOAF✨that’s perfectly moist and chewy! Of course, #GF #vegan & #SF !
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For the Loaf:

  • ½ cup vegan butter room temperature
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 cup applesauce or apple butter
  • 1 ½ cups 1-1 GF flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

For the Frosting:

  • 4 oz. Vegan cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ – 2 cups powdered sugar


For the Loaf:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Using a stand mixer or an electric mixer, cream together the vegan butter and the coconut sugar until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and the vegan egg. Blend in the applesauce.
  • Slowly add the flour, baking soda and spices (ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.) When everything is mixed, pour the batter into your loaf pan.
  • Bake for about 55 minutes until it is risen and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely on a rack before frosting.

For the frosting:

  • Beat the vegan cream cheese with the vanilla and then add 1 ½ cups of the powdered sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Add a little more sugar if it’s not as thick as you like.
  • Spread a thick layer of the frosting over the gingerbread cake.