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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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...


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,...


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

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 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

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 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...


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

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...


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 Yule Log

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

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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 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...


Apple Gingerbread

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