gingerbread coffee cake with spiced ginger streusel

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Gingerbread Coffee Cake with a spiced Ginger Streusel topping

a delicious way to start your holiday mornings

holiday baking | gingerbread coffeecake with spicy ginger streusel

It is safe to say that I have moved past all things apple and pumpkin and have ย firmly embraced spicy ginger, molasses, and cinnamon. I just love cinnamon.

So when I was asked to create a recipe ย using Gourmet Garden lightly dried ginger, I knew immediately what I wanted to make. Gingerbread, but this time of year you see gingerbread recipes all over the place. I love gingerbread, but I did want to come up with something a bit more original.

I combined my favorite gingerbread recipe, with my favorite coffee cake recipe, and added a spicy ginger streusel topping, because every coffee cake needs streusel topping.

holiday baking | gingerbread coffee cake with streusel

Sometimes all I eat is the streusel topping.

But not with this cake, I ate it all. Using lightly dried ginger in place of ground ginger makes a HUGE difference. It is the closest thing to fresh you can get, making the cake FULL of ginger flavor, and well that is exactly what you want in a good gingerbread if you ask me.

gingerbread coffeecake with spiced ginger streusel

gingerbread coffee cake with spiced ginger streusel


  • Streusel
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lightly dried ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • Coffeecake
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 molasses
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lightly dried ginger


  • pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • butter and lightly flour a 9 inch square pan
  • cream together the butter and sugar
  • add the eggs and beat well
  • add the molasses and milk
  • mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ginger
  • add the dry ingredients to the batter, and mix well
  • pour into prepared pan
  • make the streusel by blending the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger, add teh melted butter and blend until crumbly
  • top the coffee cake with streusel and bake 30 - 40 minutes - until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean

Great with morning coffee, afternoon tea, or even as dessert, this gingerbread coffeecake is a great addition to your holiday baking list.


gingerbread coffeecake with spiced ginger streusel

Sweets from Friends –

Frosted Peppermint Gingerbread Bars

Chocolate Dipped Ginger Shortbread Cookies

Mini Cranberry Gingerbread Cheesecakes

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Cups

Thank you to Gourmet Garden for sponsoring this post, but as always all opinions are 100% mine.