Heat the oven to 350 F degrees. Grease and flour two 5x8 inch loaf pans. Combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, ginger, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
With an electric mixer or a whisk, beat the sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla in a bowl until well blended and slightly frothy. Fold in the grated cantaloupe. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and fold until just blended; don't overmix or your tea cakes will be tough.
Divide the batter between the loaf pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry, about 1 hour.
Let cool on a rack, then invert. Serve just slightly warm or at room temperature.
Recipe yields 2 loaves.
Nutritional information is per slice and assumes 10 slices per loaf.
Store your loaf in a large airtight container, freezer bag, or on a cake plate covered with a dome. It'll last 2-3 days at room temperature or 1 week in the fridge. You can microwave your slices for 5-15 seconds to warm them up just a little bit before digging in.
Make sure your loaves have cooled down fully before storing them to avoid condensation in the container. I find storing them un-sliced is best for maximizing freshness.