gingerbread cake with white frosting and gingerbread sprinkles on a white tray

The most fluffy gingerbread cake you will ever make! I can’t get over the texture on this grain free holiday-inspired cake!

HOW is it already almost Christmas you guys?! A year has never flown by so quickly for me I swear. I’m really trying to slow things down this week and soak in all the family time. And make all the holiday things 😉

I based this one off my favorite lemon yogurt breakfast cake. It’s an almond flour cake, and the super fluffy and moist texture (yea, I said it!) comes from the addition of greek yogurt. Plus it adds a little protein boost! You could probably be fine subbing a vegan yogurt, but I haven’t tried. Let me know if you do 🙂

gingerbread cake with white frosting and gingerbread sprinkles on a white tray
gingerbread cake with white frosting and gingerbread sprinkles on a white tray with 2 glasses of milk

The molasses and the ginger are what give that classic gingerbread flavor. Black strap molasses is sold in most stores near the other sweeteners. It has a unique flavor, and also a lower glycemic index (mean it does not effect your blood sugar levels as much as regular sugar would).

You should be fine subbing this with maple syrup, but just know you’ll miss out on some of that gingerbread taste!

gingerbread cake with white frosting and gingerbread sprinkles on a white tray with 2 glasses of milk

Layer this up with your favorite frosting. I used this one, but use any you like (or homemade)! And don’t forget to sprinkle that cinnamon on top! Adds the perfect little flavor addition.

This is the perfect little treat to make this week for the holidays. I’m so excited for you guys to try this one! Be sure to leave a rating and comment if you give this one a go 🙂 Happy holidays!!

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Grain Free Gingerbread Cake

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 66 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Super fluffy grain free gingerbread cake!


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (5.3 oz) single serve Greek yogurt (plain, vanilla, or cinnamon flavor)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 3 tbsp black strap molasses 
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 cups fine almond flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp ginger 
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg 
  • Pinch of sea salt

For topping:

  • Vanilla frosting
  • Cinnamon
  • Holiday sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Whisk in yogurt, maple syrup, molasses, butter, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar until smooth.
  3. Stir wet ingredients with all remaining dry ingredients until batter is smooth.
  4. Spread out into the baking dish with a spatula. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Turn cake out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool, then frost and sprinkle with cinnamon and sprinkles. 

Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian


Dec 22, 2019

Grain Free Gingerbread Cake

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  1. Samantha says:

    If doubling the recipe, do we need to use a 9 x 13″ baking pan? WIll it cook properly in the center?

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Hi Samantha,

      I haven’t tried doubling it before but that should work! I would keep an eye on it for bake time by checking it with a toothpick!

  2. Rita says:

    This recipe is one of my favorites! Consistently easy and so so good. The last time I made it, I made it dairy free by subbing in a dairy free yogurt and dairy free butter. Because the dairy free yogurt had a wetter texture, I ended up having to bake it for ten minutes longer that the recipe states. It still turned out great, but if you do a dairy free sub, make sure to use a yogurt with a thick texture. Dairy free sour cream might also work.

  3. Erin says:

    This is such a great recipe. I made it for my family and everyone loved it. Even my dad and brother who usually complain about “healthy” treats. They loved it, had no idea it had better for you ingredients, that is best stamp of approval. They literally had half the cake in one day. Thanks Mia you crushed it!!!

  4. Jen says:

    Can I ask if the flax seeds are necessary for baking or just added for additional nutrition? I know they are very good for most people but I have an intolerance.

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