4. Iced Gingerbread
December 10, 2021
The iced gingerbread loaf is the exact opposite of its cookie counterpart. While the gingerbread person struggles with the texture but excels in taste, the iced gingerbread is wonderfully moist and tender, yet sorely lacks that quintessential gingerbread flavor. The cake itself tastes more like molasses than anything else, and we were missing the zing of ginger or punch of spice expected in a gingerbread loaf. While the icing adds some visual contrast and the crystalized ginger sprinkled on top is a nice touch, we were overall underwhelmed.