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Gingerbread Snack Cake with Earl Grey Glaze

Soft, moist, and richly spiced Gingerbread Snack Cake with Earl Grey Glaze is full of festive Christmas flavor, and is the perfect thing to accompany a steaming cup of holiday tea.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 192kcal


Gingerbread Snack Cake:

Earl Grey Glaze:


  • Preheat the oven to 350F; butter and flour an 8 by 8-inch or 9 by 9-inch cake pan.
  • Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, and then beat in the molasses, egg, fresh ginger, milk, and apple.
  • Beat the dry ingredients into the wet half at a time, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before glazing.
  • Once the cake is cooled, make the glaze. To do so, whisk together the powdered sugar, tea, and vanilla. While whisking, gradually add enough milk so it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze on top of the cake and let it set before cutting and serving.


  • Store this Gingerbread Snack Cake well-wrapped at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg