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Gingerbread House Cake

 

Wonderful five stars
23

Yield

8

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

60

min

Ready

75

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon nutmeg
ground
½ teaspoon allspice
ground
*
¼ teaspoon cloves, ground
*
½ teaspoon ginger
ground
*
1 cup butter
softened
1 cup brown sugar
packed
*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
½ cup applesauce
*
½ cup candy coated chocolate pieces
multicolored M&Ms
*
1 x candies
such as you would use for making a gingerbread house. You could also use small gingerbread cookies
*
For the frosting:
18 ounces cream cheese
package, softened
¼ cup butter
softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 325℉ (160℃).

Line a 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and spices.

Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy.

Add vanilla and mix well.

Add eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition.

Sift the dry ingredients, then stir into the butter mixture just until incorporated.

Add the applesauce; stir.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and even out the top.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan by gently turning it upside-down onto a wire rack.

Allow to cool thoroughly.

Meanwhile, prepare frosting.

In a mixing bowl, beat toghether the butter and cream cheese until creamy.

Gradually add the powdered sugar and milk and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth and homogenous.

Keep at room temperature until time to serve.

Just before serving, slice cake in half so that you have two 9x9-inch slices.

Place the bottom half on a serving plate.

Top with 1 cup frosting, spead evenly over the top.

Sprinkle with M&Ms.

Place other half of cake on top, then top it with the remaining frosting.

Decorate cake with candies so that it looks somewhat like a gingerbread house.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Linda Parks

I still have all the cardboard house shapes from a McCall's gingerbread church in McCall's Magazine from about 1967 but had lost the dough recipe. This one looks similar. Each of my three sons got a "church" on his third Christmas. Fond memories.

over 11 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 191g (6.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 74067% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 84%
Saturated Fat 34g 168%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 254mg 85%
Sodium 436mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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