• Katherine Arthurs

Gluten Free Brown Butter Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

It's really as good as it sounds. Nutty browned butter with cinnamon, cloves + ginger along with rich molasses + moist cake. AND all topped with a simple cinnamon frosting. It's a good one.


Finish it off with some crystalized ginger pieces + a dusting of powdered sugar - because WHY NOT!


Have for your mid morning snack, afternoon pick me up or your evening sweet.



Gluten Free Brown Butter Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Frosting


1/2 cup salted butter

1/2 cup molasses

3/4 cup boiling water

2 cups gluten free flour blend

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 large egg, room temperature + whisked in small bowl

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

crystalized ginger pieces for garnish


Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a 8x8 baking pan with greased parchment paper + set aside.


Brown the butter in a small skillet over low heat. Heat until the butter starts to brown + turn the heat off immediately. Set aside, until needed.


In a small bowl, combine the molasses + boiling water. Mix with a whisk or fork + set aside.


In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, cloves, salt + brown sugar. Make a well in the center of the ingredients. Pour in the egg, vanilla extract, brown butter + molasses water mixture. Mix using a wooden spoon or spatula until just combine + all the dry ingredients are incorporated with the wet.


Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center is set. Remove from the oven + let cool completely.


Frost the top of the gingerbread when it is cooled. Dust with a pinch or two of powdered sugar + cinnamon.


Slice into + Enjoy!


Cinnamon Frosting


1 cup powdered sugar

4 tablespoons butter, room temperature

2 tablespoons milk, plus more if needed

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Combine the sugar, butter, milk + cinnamon in a stand mixer until it resembles frosting.


This recipe was made #glutenfree