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Sweet and Healthy Gingerbread Cake

Posted By On 01 Mar 2021
Sweet and Healthy Gingerbread Cake

Sweet and Healthy Gingerbread Cake

Here we are, at the beginning of March and Spring is in sight! But let’s not kid ourselves, it is still technically winter and with that, the outside temperatures tend to go up and down. There can be nothing sweeter than a slice of something warm and delicious that goes well with a cup of tea after a play outside.

This is a great snack, especially fresh out of the oven!


  • 2 cups gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/3 cup date sugar (Liva is my favourite brand!)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup black strap molasses (great for building iron!)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, room temperature

Optional: Maple Cashew Cream Frosting:

  • 1 cup raw cashews,
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Gingerbread Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9″ loaf tin with olive or coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, date sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients, and gently mix the wet ingredients into the dry with a rubber spatula. Mix until there are no streaks of dry ingredients left.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin, and place into the oven.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve as is or prepare the cashew cream frosting.

Cashew cream frosting:

  1. blend together cashews, coconut cream, and maple syrup until smooth.
  2. Cool then smear onto the loaf before slicing.

Enjoy this with a cup of dandy blend ‘coffee’ or lemon balm tea.

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Kirsten Almon ND
and the Erin Mills Optimum Health team
(905) 828-2014

This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

Dr. Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for "naturopathic well child visits" and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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