gingerbread cake

Healthy Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Erin Morrissey
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large cake 1x


The entire family will love this healthy gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting. It’s a soft, moist delicious cake and requires just one hour to make.



  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup very warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9×13 pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and coconut sugar. Add in coconut oil and molasses. Stir until well combined.
  3. Whisk in warm water.
  4. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients into wet, half at a time. Stir until completely combined.
  6. Pour into greased cake pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  7. Make frosting while cake is cooling.
  8. Using a food processor or spatula, blend together frosting ingredients until smooth. Chill in fridge if warm to touch.
  9. Frost cake once it is completely cooled.
  10. Store sealed in a cool place.

  • Category: whole-wheat, nut-free
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: gingerbread cake, cream cheese frosting, healthy gingerbread cake, whole wheat dessert, holiday desserts, healthy holiday desserts