Thursday, December 24, 2015

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.