Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread | Dash of Jazz

Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread

This year, I wanted to do a slightly different take on a Christmas classic–something grown folks might appreciate a bit more than a typical house or cookie! These little loaves are baked up in disposable cardboard pans, which make them perfect for gifting. Just add some ribbon and you’ve got the perfect homemade present for a coworker or neighbor. I found the pans at my local HomeGoods but you can also buy them here in a variety of colors. If you are baking these up to eat or serve in your own home, this recipe makes one normal-sized loaf of dense, chewy, rich gingerbread. The base of the bread itself is your run-of-the-mill gingerbread recipe, with molasses, ginger, clove, and cinnamon providing the classic flavor and a deep, brown color. The glaze is very simple but potent: powdered sugar, vanilla, and bourbon whiskey. You can tone down [or amp up] the amount as you see fit. I do not recommend this recipe for individuals under 21 as the alcohol is soaked into the bread rather than baked out of it! The gingerbread on its own is solid, though, so you could omit the glaze or simply leave the bourbon out of it in order to make it kid-friendly. I spent a whole Saturday baking last weekend and imagining I was competing on The Great American Baking show. My sister and I blasted Christmas music and these little loaves were definitely in the mix. We also whipped up my candy cane cookies and a fun, new cookie recipe that you’ll see here soon. They will all be repeated for Christmas Eve, too. Of the many reasons I love this time of year, near the top of the list is how socially-acceptable it is to just bake and bake and bake!

If this bread tickles your fancy, try my spiced banana nut breadlemon zucchini bread, lemon berry quick bread, or applesauce quick bread!

Let me know your thoughts on these below. Thanks for reading!

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Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread | Dash of Jazz

Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread | Dash of Jazz

Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread | Dash of Jazz

Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread | Dash of Jazz

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Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread | Dash of Jazz

Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread | Dash of Jazz

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Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread
Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread | Dash of Jazz
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
loaves
Ingredients
Gingerbread
Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
loaves
Ingredients
Gingerbread
Frosting
Bourbon Glazed Gingerbread | Dash of Jazz
Instructions
  1. Mix butter, egg, and sugar well, then mix in molasses.
  2. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sea salt, clove, ginger, and cinnamon. Combine with wet mixture and stir well. A thick "dough" will form.
  3. Add hot water and mix well. Scoop or pour into pan(s).
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Meanwhile, mix together the glaze ingredients.
  5. While still warm, poke holes in the tops of the gingerbread and spoon glaze over top.
Recipe Notes

Recipe by Jazzmine of Dash of Jazz

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18 Comments

  1. Just the plain gingerbread would taste great. Adding the glaze on top to cover the gingerbread is over the top delicious.

  2. Oh my! This looks amazing! You had me at bourbon! Lol

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  3. Your photos are phenomenal!! Also, Belle totally stole my comment 😉 You had me at bourbon! 🙂

    1. Jazz

      Thanks so much, Michelle, and thanks for reading!

  4. Oh this looks amazing! I recently discovered bourbon butter tarts and fell in love so I would probably love that!

    La Belle Sirene 

  5. Ummmm, this sounds amazing and would LOVE to use this as a guest post on my bourbon blog!

    1. Jazz

      Thanks Courtney! If you’ll shoot me an email (dashofjazzblog@gmail.com) we can set that up. I’ve got another bourbon dessert coming up soon!

  6. umm i’ll eat anything that is glazed in bourbon 😉

  7. This sounds delicious and not overly boozy. I know a lady who makes rum cakes to sell around the holidays. There was so much rum, it was almost a pudding. Just don’t get stopped with one in the car…I bet you could smell it as soon as you opened the window. “No, officer. I haven’t been drinking and I don’t have an open container of rum in the car…have a piece of cake!”

  8. certifiedpastryaficionado

    I love these cakes for gifting! What a great idea! And I seriously think I’ve seen those same paper tins at Home Goods. I circle the cooking section like 20 times haha

    1. Jazz

      I do the same! There’s just so much stuff, I have to make sure I haven’t missed anything.

  9. This looks and sounds delicious! This would pair perfectly with my cup of coffee right now 🙂

  10. Yum! This recipe sounds delicious, and I love the idea of baking and gifting mini loaves!

  11. This sounds SO good!

  12. I don’t drink, ever, but lately I’ve been really craving bourbon in baked goods, hot chocolate etc. so this hits the spot!

    1. Jazz

      Veronika, I have a recipe I think you’ll absolutely love going up tomorrow morning! I hope you’ll check it out and thanks for reading. 🙂

  13. I agree with basically every comment about bourbon! <3 A major drool-fest!

  14. Home goods is the best for finding cooking and baking items! This sounds amazing, a great take on a holiday classic!

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