I love to shop the day after Christmas sales when everything is marked down 50 – 75%. I always find fun stuff like these Christmas tree shaped baking pans and also this Nordic Ware baking pan in the shape of two little houses:
This gingerbread cake recipe came with the Nordic Ware pan. It said it would fill up the double house pan two times but I made the two houses and the Christmas tree instead and also a little tiny cake for Bob cause he loves gingerbread and I never make it. He gave it two thumbs up!
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup light molasses
1 cup hot water
1 Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour pan(s).
2 Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt in medium bowl.
3 Combine melted butter and brown sugar in mixing bowl, stir in molasses and mix until well blended. Beat in eggs.
4 Add dry ingredients and beat on medium until well blended. Gradually stir in hot water.
5 Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 40 – 50 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
6 Cool 15 minutes in pan before inverting onto cooling rack and cooling completely.