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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake

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“A family tradition of ours is to make a gingerbread cake for Christmas morning shaped like a gingerbread man. In the past, we've decorated him with icing and even had a single, big cake pan (which, in recent years, got damaged). We now use this updated, gluten-free recipe in two, small pans which are, roughly, the same volume as 9" cake pans.”
1hr 15mins
2 cakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and the brown sugar, together. Once it is lighter and both ingredients are fully incorporated into one another, set aside.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and slowly mix to combine. You should get a sticky, thick batter.
  3. Pour into two oiled-and-floured (with gluten-free flour) 9" baking pans.
  4. Place into a heated 350 degree (Fahrenheit) oven for about an hour. Test the cakes with toothpicks starting around 45 minutes. When the toothpicks can be inserted into the center of a cake and removed with no sticky residue on the pick, it is done.
  5. De-pan and turn out to cool.
  6. Serve with whipped cream.

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