Healthy Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Healthy Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author Natalie


  • 2 cups 240g whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of Ceylon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1 inch 2.5 cm fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the glaze

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup 125g of xylitol
  • lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 356F (180C). Put baking paper in a 9x5 baking pan and grease a bit with coconut oil.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, spices and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add molasses, oil and grated ginger and mix.
  4. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients into the wet. Add buttermilk and mix once again.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool completely before decorating with icing.
  8. For royal icing: Beat the egg white. Add the powdered xylitol and lemon juice. Mix.
  9. For buttermilk: Stir 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the cup of warm milk. Leave 10 minutes at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Keep in airtight container until serving.
As a measure, I used a US cup (240 ml).