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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Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes

One night, my niece and I put our heads together to come up a with a fabulous cupcake. We combined our favorite gingerbread cookie recipe and our favorite cupcake recipe, then enhanced the cupcakes with caramel frosting and a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping. Our guests reached for seconds and thirds until nothing was left but a delicious memory and a stellar recipe to share. —Delaine Smith, Barrie, Ontario

Homemade Gingerbread Cake with Orange Sauce

I drizzle a basic orange sauce over homemade gingerbread for this old-fashioned dessert. Cut just the number of squares needed,...


Granny’s Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

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


Blueberry Gingerbread Cake

The addition of blueberries in this gingerbread cake may be unusual, but the flavor is wonderfull. The mild ginger flavor...


Apple Gingerbread Cake

Add apples and a crumb topping to a packaged gingerbread cake mix for a speedy treat.

Gingerbread Trifle

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


Gingerbread with Chantilly Cream

An old-fashioned family favorite, this treat has never lost its popularity during the holidays. A blend of ginger, cinnamon and...

Gingerbread Cake

"This dark moist cake combines the old-fashioned flavors of ginger and molasses," says Ila Alderman of Galax, Virginia. "The recipe...


Gingerbread Cupcakes

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


Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

From Panguitch, Utah, Lucile Proctor shares a very moist spiced cake that's topped with an old-fashioned-tasting lemon sauce. "The simple...


Pear Gingerbread Cake

You'll need just four items to stir up this tasty gingerbread cake topped with canned pears. "You can also use...

Contest-Winning Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

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


Gingerbread Cake Mix

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


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Coconut Gingerbread Cake

This unusual dessert came from a little book I bought at a flea market many years ago. The broiled orange-coconut...


Ginger-Cream Bars

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...


Crunchy-Top Gingerbread

My grandmother often served this dessert with her special Sunday dinners, and my mother and I have also taken it...

Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Super-moist cake gets all spiced up in this scrumptious slow-cooked dessert. If you want it a little sweeter, drizzle it...


Citrus Gingerbread

There are lots of orange and pecan trees here in Arizona, so this recipe is representative of our region. It's...


Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

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


Gingerbread

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


Pumpkin Gingerbread

Pumpkin and ginger are so compatible that to use them in one recipe makes this quick bread doubly delicious. This...


Whole Wheat Gingerbread

Gingerbread is an old favorite because it's simple to make. I learned that pioneers served gingerbread with meals, but now...


Hot Water Gingerbread

This is a moist, old-fashioned dessert which your family will love!—Marjorie Green, South Haven, Michigan