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Spicy Almond Gingerbread

The spices in my gingerbread paired with almond paste give the gingerbread a totally unique and enjoyable flavor profile.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread loaf, gingerbread recipe, spicy almond gingerbread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Stef


Spicy Almond Gingerbread Ingredients

  • 8 ounces almond paste broken into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal stout

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • about one tablespoon whole milk


Spicy Almond Gingerbread Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix almond paste and butter until fully combined.
  • Mix in eggs, brown sugar, and molasses until smooth.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamom, salt, and baking powder.
  • Alternately add dry ingredients and oatmeal stout to the almond paste mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Transfer batter to a greased one pound loaf pan.
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out dry. Expect the top of the loaf to crack a little bit; this is totally normal.
  • Cool slightly and turn out onto a cooling rack.

Glaze Instructions

  • Add milk to powdered sugar a little bit at a time until you have a runny but not completely liquid glaze.
  • Drizzle over cooled gingerbread.
  • Slice and serve.


If you want to tone down the spice level, you can use a mild molasses and/or use smaller amounts of the cinnamon, ginger, clove, and cardamom.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2.3mg