Baby Gingerbread Cakes

I decided to splurge and bought a set of 4 springform baby cake pans. I thought this would be a good idea and I liked the idea of having these tiny pans. Weren’t they cute???? When they arrived, I took them apart to wash them. That took 45 minutes. 2 minutes to wash and dry them and 43 minutes to put them back together. Their cuteness wore off.

After that task was complete, I then pulled out all the ingredients. Which was exciting since putting together the molasses, chocolate, espresso coffee and ginger was intriguing to me. So I lined them up on the counter and went to work.

The Baby Gingerbread Cake prep!

The Baby Gingerbread Cake prep!

From there it was easy going. Once I realized I had less than the 2 cups of molasses, I halved the recipe and prayed. It worked! The cakes turned out well (I wouldn’t say beautifully). It was a richer gingerbread than I have known, but it was really good. And my husband liked it too!

Prepping to store a baby gingerbread cake

Prepping to store a baby gingerbread cake

So we pulled out the holiday mugs and made a bit of a party of it!

Getting in the holiday mood with gingerbread cake and tea in holiday mug!

Getting in the holiday mood with gingerbread cake and tea in holiday mug!

Then it was time to clean up and wash those springform pans – this time 40 minutes. Yippeee! I’m acquiring a new skill!

And while this bit of splurging on baby cake pans was a little extravagant, I took this action to a new level. On Cyber Monday, I bought the 12 cup Cuisinart Food Processor!  What a deal.  You can see the empty box in the background of first picture!  Happy holidays!

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Your little cake looks so cute! Sorry to hear about the amount of time it takes to clean those pans though! And I love your new food processor. I’d be lost without mine. You won’t want to leave the kitchen now! :o)

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  2. Congratulations on your exciting new purchases! Too bad it takes so long to wash the springform pans but they still sound cute. Glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe.

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  3. Lol! Love the bit about washing the pans. I know it’s not funny… I’m laughing WITH you! ;)

    So glad you loved this recipe – it’s my new favorite for gingerbread!

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  4. I do love your pans! I almost bought the same ones and in the end went with paper. Food processor make life so much easier – congrats!

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    • Thanks for visiting the site. I love my little pans too! But it was quite a bit of fumbling before I could get them back together! Kristine Mika (louisawalter)

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  5. Lol! Don’t you just love coming home all excited with a new gadget and then spending hours prepping it! I’m impressed you kept going! Your cakes turned out great!

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  6. hopefully you will get lots more use out of those cute pans. and a food processor will definitley come in handy often.

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  7. Springform pans can be a little annoying to get back together but I do love them…congrats on your new food processor, such a time saver.

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