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Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf | A delicious Starbucks copy-cat recipe of their yummy Gingerbread loaf
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5 from 41 votes

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf is a once a year treat in their stores. People rave over it. This copycat recipe is every bit as delicious.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread, gingerbread loaf, starbucks gingerbread, starbucks gingerbread loaf
Servings: 12
Calories: 353.29kcal
Author: Jill


Loaf Ingredients:

Frosting Ingredients:


Loaf Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick baking/ cooking spray.
  • Add the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar together until it is fluffy. Add in the vanilla and egg while the electric mixer is still beating. Slowly blend in the applesauce.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Add this mixture to the butter, egg, sugar mixture blending until it is mixed.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes. (Or until it has risen and a toothpick comes out clean.)
  • Set aside the loaf until it slightly cools. Transfer to a cooling rack before frosting.

Frosting Directions:

  • Add the cream cheese and the vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat the cream cheese and vanilla together. Add the 1 1/2 cups of the powdered sugar beating 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 loaf. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 353.29kcal | Carbohydrates: 67.27g | Protein: 3.73g | Fat: 8.36g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Cholesterol: 35.11mg | Sodium: 165.78mg | Potassium: 67.4mg | Fiber: 0.93g | Sugar: 53.46g | Vitamin A: 267.05IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 44.11mg | Iron: 0.99mg