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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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, and freeze the rest.—Shannon Sides, Selma, Alabama —Shannon Sides, Selma, Alabama

Peach-Filled Gingerbread

The peaches really complement the cake. It's been a favorite dessert for a long time in our family.


Gingerbread with Compote

Warm fruit and spices make an easy and festive way to dress up boxed gingerbread mix for the holidays!
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Pear Gingerbread Cake

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


Pumpkin Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce

Instead of making ordinary gingerbread, I like to rely on this dressed-up version. The pumpkin gingerbread features a nutty crust...

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 Yule Log

Nicely seasoned gingerbread holds a sweet creamy filling. This dessert is surprisingly light, so it's easy to indulge in a...


Gingerbread Boy and Girl Cakes

For an adorable cake to serve at a child's birthday party, try this recipe. They are not only cute but...


Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

Our Test Kitchen updated this moist, delicious classic with a zippy lemon sauce that complements the cake's delicate ginger flavor.


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 With Raisin Sauce

What's nicer on a cold winter day than the spicy aroma of warm gingerbread filling the house? Drizzled with a...


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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...


Gingerbread with Brown Sugar Sauce

THE AROMA OF gingerbread is what I remember most about my grandmother's kitchen, and it meant dessert would be special.


Gingerbread Cake

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


Crunchy-Top Gingerbread

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

Apple Gingerbread

A slice of spicy gingerbread fresh from the oven will warm you up on a wintry day! The apples are...


Gingerbread with Crunchy Topping

I credit my mom with instilling in me a love of baking. Tried-and-true recipes like this make holidays with my...


Gingerbread with Amber Cream

This gingerbread has just the right amount of spices and bakes up nice and moist. Topping individual servings with flavored...


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...


Gingerbread Trifle

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


Gingerbread Men

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


Chocolate Covered Gingerbread Cake

This recipes takes the homey gingerbread to a new level that will impress your family and friends. I especially like...


Southern Gingerbread

I like to make this recipe for Christmas. The wonderful aroma of the gingerbread fills the entire house. I am...

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Gingerbread

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


Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread

Don't expect any leftovers when you take this moist cake to a potluck. People love it because it's a little...


Pumpkin Gingerbread

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


Hot Water Gingerbread

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


Citrus Gingerbread

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