When I think of Christmas I think of gingerbread and the smell of those wonderful spices and how they are harmonious in your mouth. Mmmmm, I just love this stuff, especially served with a heaping scoop of whipped cream which completes this holiday classic in one bite!
This cake is super easy to put together and bakes ups wonderfully. You can bake this in a square pan (which entails a longer baking time), or pour into a lined cookie sheet and then cut out individual cakes with cookie cutters when cooled.
Another great serving idea is makes for a easy and fun display. Cut the cake into medium squares, then cut down each square into a diagonal. Serve them standing them up on their base as wedges with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, whipped cream, and sprinkles. Makes for a great presentation.
This recipe comes from a discovery in the October issue of Gourmet Magazine 2000. I remember the first time I tried this recipe and how awesome it was. So good in fact that it has been in my holiday recipe folder ever since.
I hope you give it a try and I know you will love it as much as I have all these years.
Cookies or Cake?
A perfect cake filled with spices and molasses served as individual holiday shapes perfect for the holidays.