Christmas Gingerbread Cakes

With two days to go before Christmas and still having baked no cookies, I thought I better bake something Christmasy to soothe the savage cookie beasts in my family.  I thought about what is the single flavor which I most associate with Christmas and hands down it is gingerbread.  So I made them gingerbread cakes.
 I have these small spring form pans which made cakes that were the perfect size.

 It is so freaking hot here that my cream cheese icing was melting so I had to place them in the fridge to firm up.

  My spearmint is still growing right next to where my daffodils are about to bloom.  Christmas daffodils!  I used the spearmint for the holly leaves.

And a few fresh cranberries for the berries.
A dense moist gingerbread cake with sweet, creamy frosting = Christmas.

Comments

Perfectly lovely....perfectly Christmas....perfectly Perfect!
laurie said…
they are lovely,, and you are so so right, gingerbread wins every time,,
I love the simplicity of this,, it is beautiful, with such a wonderfully not simple flavor! A smell that says Christmas to me,,
Merry Christmas Eve!!
Susan said…
Spearmint? Daffodils? Good gawd. I think that gingerbread is my all-time favorite dessert. Have a wonderful Christmas with your lovely family (and my favorite fluffy Teddy-kins.)
dkzody said…
Your cakes are beautiful, and I'm sure delicious.

I am laughing at your comments about the hot weather. I'm reading that on other east coast blogs, too. One fellow was complaining that he couldn't use the patio as a freezer and the garage as a refrigerator and the actual appliance in his kitchen was overflowing with Christmas food prep. Yes, welcome to my world in California. However, we are having cold weather here and I can use the garage as a cooler for beverages!
I know those little cakes would keep ME happy!
They look as delicious as I'm sure they taste!

I haven't baked a single cookie this year, I guess it is just too warm and rainy here, even if it isn't close to how warm it is where You live.

I've started with the candy I got from You :-) Thank You for the package :-)

Have a Good Yule!

Christer.
chickpea678 said…
Those cakes are lovely. But I'm still drooling for the beef bourguignon!
My Grama's Soul said…
Oh my....what delicious looking goodies. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family.

Jo
Guillaume said…
They look delicious! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
1st Man said…
Never had that before it looks wonderful. Merriest of Christmases!!! All our best for a joyful season!!
Jessica said…
The cakes sound wonderful! Will you share the recipe you used sometime? Merry Christmas!