Gingerbread House Bundt Cake
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Simplify your family traditions by baking a Gingerbread House Bundt Cake. It's easy to make and decorate and you should know this icing recipe is not very tasty, but it is like glue however when it's dry, so it's perfect for a decorative gingerbread house you want to display. If you're excited to eat your cake, frost with a delicious cream-cheese frosting and then sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 servings
For Ginger Cake
  • 2-3/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
For decorator Icing: (that dries hard)
  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons almond or lemon flavoring
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2-4 Tablespoons hot water
For Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • ¼ cup soft butter
  • 4 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
For Ginger Cake
  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Grease and lightly flour pan; set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt and baking powder; set aside.
  4. In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and butter. Beat 3 minutes, until light and fluffy, scraping bowl often. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla.
  5. Reduce mixer speed to low. Blend four mixture into sugar mixture, alternating with milk.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading batter slightly up into the sides of the pan.
  7. Place pan on baking sheet and bake at 55-66 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool upright in pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan onto cooling rack and cool completely.
  10. Cake can be dusted with powdered sugar or decorated with frosting and candies.
For Decorator icing
  1. Mix all ingredients well and use in a decorating bag.
For Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream soft butter, cream cheese, and vanilla with beaters. Add confectioner’s sugar and beat well. Use in a piping bag.
The icing makes enough for 2-3 gingerbread houses and freezes well. It is quite soft and creamy. It is easy to use and will keep well if covered.

I love to add vanilla to it, but it adds brown color to it, unless you use the clear n color variety.
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at