You Have To Make This Ginger Bread ASAP

After you try this, you will never associate gingerbread with just ginger bread houses again. This is so much better.


1 ½ cups Gold Medal flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

2 ¼ teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ cup Land O’ Lakes butter, softened

1 cup Domino sugar

1 cup unsweetened applesauce


3 tablespoons Land O’ Lakes butter

3 cups Domino powdered sugar

2 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese

½ teaspoon vanilla

4-6 tablespoons McArthur milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×5 inch bread pan with nonstick foil and spray with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar, and applesauce.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until blended. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

For the frosting, in a medium bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth and spreadable. Spread over cooled gingerbread loaf. Allow to set up for 1 hour (or if you can’t wait you can serve it immediately, but I like it best when the frosting has a chance to set up a bit!).