Gingerbread: Cakes, Cookies and More

From gingerbread men to cakes, gingerbread is a sweet and versatile treat. These gingerbread recipes are perfect for cold winter nights!

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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...


20 Surprising Gingerbread Recipes That Aren’t Cookies

Everyone's familiar with gingerbread cookies, but those fabulous flavors can be found in lots of unexpected and delicious places. Branch...


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...

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...

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...


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...


Gingerbread with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Holiday treats should always be full of surprises, like this unusual pairing of ginger and lime flavors in a moist...


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...

Gingerbread Cake Mix

1 review

I make this mixture so I can bake moist, nicely spiced gingerbread in no time. It's especially handy during the...


Gingerbread Trifle

11 reviews

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


Gingerbread Men

1 review

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


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...


Chocolate Gingerbread Toffee Cake with Ginger Whipped Cream

This cake literally stands above the rest—it is exactly what you need for a special-occasion dessert. With notes of ginger...

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...


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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...


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...


Gingerbread

11 reviews

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


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 Cake

5 reviews

This dark, moist gingerbread cake combines the old-fashioned flavors of ginger and molasses. The recipe was passed down to me...


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...


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...

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Gingerbread Torte

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