Holiday Spiced Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Cook Time: 80 minutes

Servings: 8 servings



    For the loaf:

    • 1 cup of unsalted butter
    • 1 cup of brown sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • ¼ tsp of salt
    • ¼ tsp of nutmeg
    • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
    • ½ tbsp of ginger
    • ½ tsp of baking soda
    • 1 tsp of baking powder
    • 5 tbsp of maple syrup
    • 1 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour

    For the frosting:

    Top with:

    • Crushed pecans



                1 - Preheat oven to 350F

                2 - Beat together the sugar and butter until soft and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes

                3 -  Add in the eggs, one by one, beating until combined

                4 - Add in the salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, baking powder, and maple syrup; beat until combined

                5 -  Add in the flour and mix until well incorporated

                6 - Transfer into a prepared loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven for about 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when cake is poked

                7 - Let cake rest until cooled

                8 - For the frosting: mix all ingredients using a whisk until smooth

                9 - After cake has cooled, frost and sprinkle with pecans


                Note: to make this cake gluten free, substitute the all purpose flour with your favorite all purpose gluten free flour blend.


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