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.

Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

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


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10 Adorable Ways to Decorate Gingerbread Cookies

Get inspired by these cute and creative ways to decorate gingerbread cookies.


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...


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...

15 of Our Deepest, Darkest Gingerbread Cake Recipes

Gingerbread cutout cookies are all well and good, but to be honest, the aromas and flavors come through so much...


Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes

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

Homemade Gingerbread Cake with Orange Sauce

2 reviews

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


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...


Granny’s Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

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


Pumpkin Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce

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

Blueberry Gingerbread Cake

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


Apple Gingerbread Cake

3 reviews

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


Gingerbread Trifle

12 reviews

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


Gingerbread Men

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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...

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...


Peach-Filled Gingerbread

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


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 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...


Gingerbread with Chantilly Cream

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


Gingerbread Cake

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


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.


Cherry Gingerbread Cupcakes

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A sweet frosting with a hint of lemon complements these little spice cakes, each with a maraschino cherry in the...

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Gingerbread Cupcakes

13 reviews

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


Gingerbread Torte

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


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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Glazed Gingerbread Cake

12 reviews

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


Gingerbread with Amber Cream

1 review

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...