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!

Add Filter

Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a one-pan dessert by layering the apples around the bottom of a cast-iron skillet and topping them with the gingerbread batter. The skillet creates a wonderfully thick crust on the gingerbread. —Mary M. Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes

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


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

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


Gingerbread Cupcakes

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

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...

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 Torte

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


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...


Crunchy-Top Gingerbread

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

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...


Chocolate-Drizzled Gingerbread

Although this gingerbread has amazing chocolate and spice flavors, it's even better with a plop of whipped cream on top....


Pumpkin Gingerbread

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


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...


Peachy Gingerbread Cake Roll

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

Pear Upside-Down Gingerbread

I prefer to bake from scratch, but this Christmasy cake mix recipe is a favorite. For a change of pace,...


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 with Fig-Walnut Sauce

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