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sliced gingerbread loaf cake on a board

One Bowl MOIST Vegan Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

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  • Author: Britt Berlin
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This soft and moist vegan gingerbread loaf cake is full of sweet holiday flavor and tastes just like the Starbucks version but with 1/3 of the sugar and entirely dairy free! Made in just one bowl and topped with an irresistible cashew maple frosting!


  • 2 1/4  cups (300 g) all-purpose flour, sifted (swap in gluten-free 1:1 baking flour for GF)
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) light brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup (240 mL) dairy-free milk like oat milk, soy milk or almond milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) molasses
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) dairy free yogurt, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) neutral oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Maple Cashew Cream Frosting:


  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9″ loaf tin with olive or coconut oil.
  2. Make the batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, molasses, dairy free yogurt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Add in the flour, then pour in the dairy free milk as you whisk in the flour, being careful not to over mix the batter. 
  3. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin, and place into the oven. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the loaf to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then transfer the bread to a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.
  4. Serve: Serve as is or prepare the cashew cream frosting and frost when fully cool!
  5. Vegan cream cheese frosting: use a hand mixer to cream together the vegan cream cheese, cashew butter, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. Smear onto the loaf before slicing.


Gluten free: I recommend using King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten free flour.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 147
  • Sugar: 16.8 g
  • Sodium: 131.8 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg