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Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This gorgeous gingerbread Bundt cake's light and airy yet moist texture has made me a true fan. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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The Ultimate Gingerbread Baking & Decorating Guide

Make gingerbread the highlight of your Christmas celebration with these amazing tips, recipes and how-tos.


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Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

1 review

This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a...


Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

My dad always told me that his mother made gingerbread with hot water and that hers was dense and rich...


Our Best-Ever Gingerbread Recipes

For Christmas baking, you can't go wrong with a dash of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. The gingerbread flavor brings holiday...

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20 Surprising Gingerbread Recipes That Aren’t Cookies

Everyone's familiar with gingerbread cookies, but those flavors can be found in unexpected places. Branch out with your gingerbread recipes.


Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes

1 review

One night, my niece and I put our heads together to come up a with a fabulous cupcake. We combined...

Gingerbread with Fig-Walnut Sauce

I experimented with aniseed this past holiday season and fell in love with the licorice flavor. It really enhances the...


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Pumpkin Gingerbread with Hard Sauce

Cakes are a terrific dessert to take to potlucks because they travel well and feed a lot of people. The...


Pear Upside-Down Gingerbread

I prefer to bake from scratch, but this Christmasy cake mix recipe is a favorite. For a change of pace,...


Cran-Apple Praline Gingerbread

2 reviews

Start with a spice-rich batter poured atop apples and cranberries in a creamy caramel sauce, then invert when done baking...

Gingerbread Trifle

11 reviews

"This tasty dessert was a hit when I served it to our Bible study group," reports Betty Kleberger of Florissant,...


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Gingerbread Men

Cookie cutters work well to form these fun and festive fellows from our Test Kitchen. Kids of all ages will...


Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

8 reviews

The aroma of baking gingerbread stirs up such warm memories. This cake looks festive and is even on the lighter...


Glazed Gingerbread Cake

7 reviews

This is a favorite dessert during the holidays and at special occasions. I’ve tried creating a glaze of some sort...


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Chocolate Gingerbread Yule Log

3 reviews

If you’ve tasted a yule log sponge cake, you’ll love this version with fresh ginger and spices. The holiday stunner...

Gingerbread Torte

This old-fashioned gingerbread cake is excellent. Lemon zest is a nice addition to the sweet cream cheese frosting. —Ginger Hendricksen...


Ginger-Cream Bars

4 reviews

I rediscovered this old-time recipe recently and found it's everyone's favorite. Even 4-year-olds have asked for these frosted bars as...


Gingerbread Meringue Bars

For the best of both worlds, I combined my grandmother's gingerbread recipe with my aunt's special brown sugar meringue. The...


Gingerbread Cupcakes

11 reviews

The robust ginger flavor of these cupcakes is mellowed by the maple frosting's sweetness. The combination is pure heaven! For...


Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

1 review

These luscious cupcakes have a touch of semisweet chocolate in the batter and white chocolate in the filling. They melt...


Ginger-Walnut Tube Cake

1 review

My husband, Ken, loves this tube cake with its bits of crystallized ginger. Feel free to drizzle it with a...


Gingerbread

12 reviews

My grandmother first used this recipe for gingerbread more than 100 years ago. I remember that the kitchen smelled like...


Granny’s Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

5 reviews

The rich molasses and spice flavor of this old-time dessert is complemented with a buttery caramel sauce.—Joy Sparks, Muskegon, Michigan


Contest-Winning Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

6 reviews

I asked my mother-in-law for this recipe once I learned it's my husband's favorite. Now I bake it whenever he...

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Gingerbread Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Pleasantly-spiced gingerbread and crunchy nuts are the stars in this stunning dessert. Top the delectable delight with spiced whipped cream...