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Gingerbread House Cake

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

A festive way to serve Betty Crocker™ Gingerbread Cake, this gingerbread house can be decorated for your holiday celebration. MORE + LESS -

Hungry Happenings Hungry Happenings
March 22, 2017

Ingredients

2
boxes (14.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mix Gingerbread and cookie mix
2 1/2
cups water
2
large eggs
1-2 pouches (7 oz) Betty Crocker™ Decorating Cookie Icing White
1
tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Decorating Icing Green
30-40 red candy pearls
3
green ring candies
Powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325º F.
  • 2
    Spray gingerbread cake pan with non-stick baking spray with flour. Combine Betty Crocker™ gingerbread cake and cookie mix, water and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds then increase speed to medium and continue to beat for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove 1 cup of batter and reserve for another use. Pour remaining batter in the cake pan. Set pan in oven and set a baking pan on the rack below the cake in case the cake spills over. Bake for 55-65 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Cut off the domed part of the cake. Set a cooling rack over the opening of the pan, invert, and allow the cake to release from the pan. Remove the pan and allow the cake to cool completely before decorating.
  • 5
    Use white cookie icing to decorate the shingles and roofline of the gingerbread house. Use green decorating icing to decorate trees. Add some red candy pearls to each of the trees. Add three candy pearls to each of the green ring candies to create wreaths. Attach wreaths to gingerbread house using white cookie icing. Sprinkle powdered sugar over house.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • If you love the look of a gingerbread house but hate all the work, this dessert is for you! Instead of painstakingly baking cookies and cutting them to assemble into a sturdy house, all you have to do is whip up two Betty Crocker™ Gingerbread Cake mixes and bake them in a 3-D gingerbread cake pan. The gingerbread house cake has so much detail that you can just serve the cake plain, but it's more fun to add some decorations! Just like with any gingerbread house, you can get as creative as you want when decorating. Add Betty Crocker™ icing, decors, and some candy to create a simple festive treat, or really go all out and create a more elaborately decorated house. The choice is yours! This house is simple, elegant, snow-covered—and was super simple to make. In order to make this gingerbread house cake, you'll need a gingerbread house cake pan. Even though it's non-stick, it's best to brush it with shortening and dust it with flour. Or simply spray it with some baking spray that has flour in it before baking your cake. When using the two cake mixes for this recipe, you’ll have just a bit more cake batter than you need to fill the pan, so remove 1 cup of the batter and use it to make a few cupcakes to snack on. Pour the remaining batter in the pan and set the pan in the oven.
  • Set a baking pan on the rack below the cake, just in case the batter overflows the pan. There is a hole in the center of the pan to allow excess batter to seep out of the bottom of the pan. Do as much or as little as you'd like to your cake. Set the cake on a serving platter or a cake board covered in white cookie icing. You can pipe shingles onto the roof of the gingerbread house. Add some icing snow to the roofline. If you'd like to add some wreaths above the doors, use some green ring candies, attach a few red candy pearls using cookie icing, then attach the wreaths to the cake using more cookie icing. Then you can pipe some green frosting onto the trees, add some red candy pearls, and sprinkle some powdered sugar snow over top. This gingerbread cake will look just as good on your holiday table as the house you cleaned for days. Happy Holidays!

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