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This holiday dessert recipe for Christmas is the most delicious gingerbread cake recipe you’ll ever taste! We use our nordic ware cozy village recipe to make lots of yummy ginger bread houses to decorate and eat during December. This is such a fun Christmas tradition for kids of all ages! Our family looks forward to this Christmas Kids Activities every year!

This holiday dessert recipe for Christmas is the most delicious gingerbread cake recipe you'll ever taste! We use our nordic ware cozy village recipe to make lots of yummy ginger bread houses to decorate and eat during December. This is such a fun Christmas tradition for kids of all ages! Our family looks forward to this Christmas Kids Activities every year!

Nordic ware cozy village recipe

These Gingerbread Cake Houses turned out so cute! The Gingerbread Cake Recipe is easy-to-make, moist, and super flavorful too. The gingerbread cakes are so delicious everyone ate their entire over sized house. This nordic ware cozy village recipe is also a lot of fun for kids to decorate as a Christmas Kids Activity.

We hosted my husband’s family this year for our families Christmas get-together. When I saw these adorable pans I just knew I wanted to make cute little gingerbread houses for the kids to decorate as a fun Christmas activity and then we could all eat them after our Christmas Dinner. It was a lot of fun and the Gingerbread Cake was moist, flavorful, and oh so yummy!  [Check out all recipes we’ve shared]

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This recipe is super easy to whip up. Simply cream together the sugar and butter. Now add in the egg and molasses. Measure in the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, and flour. Finally add 1 cup hot water and stir until well blended.

Nordic Ware Gingerbread House Recipe

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Pour into greased & floured pan. We loved the Nordic Ware Platinum Cozy Village Baking Pan.

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Now stick it in the oven for about 20 minutes (see cooking time on pan insert) or 1 hour if using a 9” square pan instead. Let it cook for 10 minutes and flip over. The houses will all pop right out!

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Decorate Gingerbread Houses

The kids then got the chance to decorate their individual gingerbread houses. I made up some icing (but you could easily buy a ready made can too) for them to outline and decorate their houses. I also had lots of different kinds of sprinkles, mini red and green M&M’s, licorice, and other assorted candies to decorate their houses. It kept them busy for 45 minutes and was a great way to entertain them for that lull after opening presents & playing with them and dinner. They had so much fun and were so proud of their creation.

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Here are some of our gingerbread village houses. The pan has I think 3 different houses. They were so moist and flavorful to eat. The individual houses were a little bigger that what I would think of as an individual serving, but they were so good everyone ate their whole gingerbread house!

Note: They are really good with homemade cream on top!

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Gingerbread Cake Recipe

The most delicious gingerbread cake recipe you'll ever taste! These make such a fun Christmas tradition! Our family looks forward to this Christmas Kids Activities every year!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: holiday
Keyword: gingerbread
Author: Beth Gorden

Equipment

  • Nordic Ware Gingerbread Houses Pan (opt)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 egg medium
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup HOT water
  • non-stick spray

Instructions

  • First, cream together: sugar and butter. Now add in egg and molasses. Now add baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, and flour. Finally add 1 cup hot water and stir until well blended.
  • Now stick it in the oven for about 20 minutes (see cooking time on pan insert) or 1 hour if using a 9” square pan instead. Let it cook for 10 minutes and flip over. The houses will all pop right out!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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