Tuesday, December 4, 2012

TWD/BWJ: Gingerbread Baby Cakes

Sort of like a gingerbread whoopie pie.

For once, I remembered to watch the Baking With Julia video before baking! When I saw those little pans she used, all I could think of was Easy Bake Oven pans. And then I wanted some of my own. But I didn't want to drive across town in rush hour traffic, so *lazy* won out and I used a muffin tin. I did stop at the Home Goods store which is next to the grocery, just to see, and found some adorable little pans. However, they were in bakeware sets for children. In the end, I bought a couple of those sets for some little girls on my Christmas list. It worked out.

Does that piece of ginger look like a rhino?

Don't know what I expected, but these were a bit... intense for my taste. Might as well face it. I've got a totally uneducated palate. To me, "gingerbread" means a cookie shaped like a person with raisin eyes and three red hot buttons down the front. The German Bakery here makes wonderful gingerbread men. Worth the splurge. Sweeter and milder than these cakes were.

I wish I'd had a camera in my hand when my husband took a bite of one! Have you ever seen a baby bite into a lemon? Well, it was something like that. Now that I think about it, the dogs did the same thing when I tried to feed them the new chewable heartworm/flea tablets the other day. I ended up having to shove them down their throats.  OK, OK, I know, TMI...

These weren't THAT bad.  I split them in half, spread with lemon curd filling, and served with vanilla ice cream. Seriously, I could happily eat most anything with lemon curd and ice cream. The recipe can be found here, and the other participant's blogs here.

UPDATE: I took a couple of these to my neighbor and she thought they were the best thing ever (especially the lemon curd).  And they grew on me when I discovered how great they tasted with Bluebell Pistachio Almond Ice Cream!

Yesterday I saw my first boot of the year.  Finally, the seasons are changing! (That's Stone Mountain in the background.)


  1. ha ha. Your ginger does look rhino like! Your little cakes look lovely. And I agree, they did have a strong taste. Too strong for my household too. I'm sure the lemon curd helped. I could eat that on anything....I love it so much.

  2. Rhinos and Easy Bake Ovens, huh?
    Yes, lemon curd makes all better. Love that stuff!

  3. loved the whoopie pie idea! The lemon curd and vanilla ice cream should tame the gingerbread BIG flavor! Kristine Mika

  4. To me it looks like the head of a deer with little nubbin arms. :D
    Yours look great! Mmmmmm ice cream with these babies sound soooo good.

    1. Oh! I think I see it! Like a reindeer with fat horns? Rorschach ginger.

  5. I'm all in for lemon curd and vanilla ice cream! Please stop by my blog and register for the cookbook giveaway going on through Sunday! Blessings, Catherine www.praycookblog.com

  6. Mmmm. Ice cream and lemon curd - who needs gingerbread!