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

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...


Blueberry Gingerbread Cake

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


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 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

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


Gingerbread Cupcakes

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...


Glazed Gingerbread Cake

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

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


Gingerbread Yule Log

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

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...


Apple Gingerbread

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


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...

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Chocolate Gingerbread Yule Log

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


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...


Pear Gingerbread Cake Roll

Crave the taste of gingerbread at Christmastime? Why stop at making cutout cookies? Enjoy this elegant swirled dessert. It dresses...


Holiday Gingerbread Cupcakes

With heartwarming molasses, allspice and cinnamon, these cupcakes taste like the holidays! —BugzBunny, Taste of Home Online Community


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...


Southern Gingerbread

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


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...


Pear-Cranberry Gingerbread Cake

I love the warm, spicy flavors and festive fall fruits in this upside-down gingerbread cake. It's simple enough to whip...

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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 with Fig-Walnut Sauce

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


Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

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


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...


Peachy Gingerbread Cake Roll

My father loved gingerbread so I combined two or three recipes to create this one for him. This fruity, spiced...