Gingerbread Baby Cakes

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This has been quite a week!  I have been at the vets twice with the pup!  First, he ate my _DSC0302_edited-1sock.  Then a couple of days later I was looking for my microfiber cleaning cloth that the ophthalmologist gave me when I got my last pair of glasses, and it was nowhere to be found.  As I suspected, it had been eaten by Thor.  Fortunately for Thor, and my pocketbook, both items were eliminated by natural means.  No surgical intervention was necessary!  As this is a food blog, I’ll spare you the unappetizing details.  Just a photo of a not so innocent, but absolutely beautiful, 18 week old pup.

Since the week already had a bad start I guess it was expecting too much to think that the baking would be a success. gingerbread bc2-1 It wasn’t.  I found these darling little 4 inch tart pans at World Market, thinking they would be perfect for the Gingerbread Baby Cakes.  They weren’t very deep and I filled them too full.  gingerbread bc-2They ALL overflowed while baking!  The only good part was that I had placed them on a sheet pan, so I didn’t end up having to clean the oven as well.  When I  removed the cakes from the oven they were not pretty.   I should have baked them a bit longer, but since half the batter ended up on the baking sheet and was about to burn I took them out after 35 minutes.  With 2 cups of molasses, fresh ginger, ground ginger, black pepper, and espresso powder, the flavor of this gingerbread is intense.   Partnered with whipped cream and lemon curd it’s OK, but I must say this is not my favorite gingerbread.  I much prefer a traditional recipe with less intense flavor.

If you think a very intense gingerbread is something you would like to try, check out Karen’s Kitchen Stories  for the recipe.  She actually bought the correct pans and hers turned out great!   Here’s the link to Tuesdays with Dorie where you can visit the links of all the bakers who participated this week and see their results.

About Created by Carlene

I live in Southern California with my husband and two black cats, Sadie and Samantha. Update...Thor the Standard Poodle mix pup joined our family in September. Life is not the same for us and especially not for Sadie and Samantha. Thor is a beautiful bundle of fluff and energy.
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11 Responses to Gingerbread Baby Cakes

  1. Ann Herring says:

    Good thing Thor is adorable!

  2. SandraM says:

    It wasn’t a favourite in my household either. I found the flavour way too strong and didn’t enjoy it at all. In fact my husband and I only had one bite and then tossed it. I will keep looking for a good recipe for gingerbread.

  3. Lola says:

    At least the dog is well and adorable:)

  4. Sara says:

    Intense is a really good word for these little babies. I felt they benefitted from a healthy dollop of lemon curd myself. Not sure I would make them again though; there are definitely better gingerbread recipes out there!

  5. Thor is adorable. I am sure he’ll grow out of eating the wrong things real soon ….? We have pets and feel your pain.

  6. Cathleen says:

    I like a punch – but this was too much! Good to read Thor is OK and not in need of hospitalization. :)

  7. So many great recipes — this one is easy NOT to bake again! Blessings!

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