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I made these pretty little gingerbread house bundt cakes for our family Christmas party last weekend. I found the Bundt cake pans at Home Goods and for once, the cakes came out clean as a whistle.

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I did have an issue with the larger cake overflowing all over the bottom of my oven and my house smelling like a forest fire for a couple of days, but you can’t win them all!

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Gingerbread House Bundt Cakes

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for serving

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan or the cavities of two decorative gingerbread house pans.

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Place the flour, baking soda, spices and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine, set aside.

Place the softened  and brown sugar in a standing mixer and beat until creamy. Add molasses and stir until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture and beat on medium speed until well blended. Gradually stir in hot water.

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Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and bake for 40 to 50 minutes for smaller cakes and about 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Cool for 15 minutes in the pan then invert onto a cooling rack and coll completely.

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Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with sweetened whipped cream.

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Serves 8 to 10

*Note: For the three gingerbread houses, one large and two small, I made 1 ½ batches of batter.

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1 comment

1 Marissa { 12.19.16 at 2:05 PM }

Even though you hate baking, it always ends beautifully!

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