Gingerbread is the treat we look forward to all year. Filled with a warming combination of spices like cinnamon, allspice and of course, fresh ginger, its the perfect way to celebrate this chilly season. Whether you prefer soft gingerbread cookies, mouthwatering puddings or chocolate gingerbread cake, Anna Olson has the perfect gingerbread recipes to satisfy your seasonal cravings.
Basic Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies
A Canadian Christmas must-have, these aromatic cookies get their warmth from ground ginger, allspice and cinnamon.
Brown Butter Cranberry Gingerbread Cakes
These individual cakes are a little on the fancier side, but so worth it. The components—including a mouthwatering brown butter caramel sauce—can also be made ahead until ready to bake and serve.
Chocolate Spice Gingerbread House Cake
There’s a secret behind this gingerbread house. Instead of being a hollow house, this treat is filled with a sumptuous, spiced chocolate cake. See here for Anna Olson’s best chocolate recipes ever.
Gingerbread Placecard Tags
Forget the paper and make these amazing edible placecard tags for your next dinner party!
Elegant Gingerbread Layer Cake with Raspberries and Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Layers of spiced gingerbread, sweet and tart lemon buttercream frosting, and juicy raspberries create this elegant dessert that’s bound to impress any guest! Top with a layer of frosting and a circle of fresh raspberries.
Warm Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Cakes
These individual flourless desserts are similar to a molten centre cake, but better. Tender gingerbread cookie encases a rich chocolate filling that, when baked and served warm, surprises each guest when they break through the crisp, cookie exterior.
Classic Gingerbread Cake
Light, moist and bursting with ginger flavour, this classic gingerbread cake is the perfect holiday treat. Dust with icing sugar and serve with a dollop of whipped cream for a finishing touch.