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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    Pear Gingerbread Cake

    2 reviews

    You'll need just four items to stir up this tasty gingerbread cake topped with canned pears. "You can also use fresh ripe pears when they're in season," suggested Cindy Reams from Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

    Contest-Winning Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

    7 reviews

    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

    3 reviews

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

    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

    1 review

    This unusual dessert came from a little book I bought at a flea market many years ago. The broiled orange-coconut...

    Ginger-Cream Bars

    4 reviews

    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

    1 review

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

    Pear Upside-Down Gingerbread

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

    Chocolate-Drizzled Gingerbread

    2 reviews

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

    Gingerbread Pudding Cake

    10 reviews

    Super-moist cake gets all spiced up in this scrumptious slow-cooked dessert. If you want it a little sweeter, drizzle it...

    Citrus Gingerbread

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

    Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread

    13 reviews

    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

    2 reviews

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

    Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

    9 reviews

    The aroma of baking gingerbread stirs up such warm memories. This cake looks festive and is even on the lighter...

    Gingerbread with Crunchy Topping

    1 review

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


    12 reviews

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

    Peachy Gingerbread Cake Roll

    5 reviews

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

    Pear Gingerbread Cake Roll

    6 reviews

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

    Holiday Gingerbread Cupcakes

    18 reviews

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

    Pumpkin Gingerbread

    3 reviews

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

    Whole Wheat Gingerbread

    Gingerbread is an old favorite because it's simple to make. I learned that pioneers served gingerbread with meals, but now...

    Hot Water Gingerbread

    7 reviews

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

    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...

    Southern Gingerbread

    2 reviews

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

    Cran-Apple Praline Gingerbread

    2 reviews

    Start with a spice-rich batter poured atop apples and cranberries in a creamy caramel sauce, then invert when done baking...