Gingerbread: A Holiday Classic, Reimagined

From cakes and cupcakes to a traditional gingerbread house, we've got a few suggestions on how to spice up this traditional holiday treat.

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New Takes on a Holiday Classic

Discover new ways to serve up one of the holiday season's quintessential flavors, ginger, with help from these recipe reinventions from Food Network.

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Ina Garten's gingerbread just smells like the holidays, with its mix of spices, crystallized ginger and raisins. Try putting a dollop of rum whipped cream on top to take this treat over the top.

Get the Recipe: Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Orange Icing

Ina prepares the batter for her gingerbread cupcakes the same way as a full cake: by combining a mixture of flour, spices, molasses, melted butter and rum-soaked raisins. The sweet-tart orange icing balances the spiced cake.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Cupcakes with Orange Icing

Gingerbread House

Once you build your gingerbread house, decorate it with whatever colorful candies you like, "gluing" them on with icing.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread House

Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing

Sandra Lee's secret for making shortcut gingerbread cookies: Use store-bought sugar cookie mix and flavor it with pumpkin pie spice, ginger and molasses.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramelized Mango Buttercream

Leave it to an Iron Chef to dream up this unusual flavor combo. Bobby Flay's creative cupcakes are loaded with flavor: The cool mango frosting is refreshingly light and perfectly complements the warm gingerbread.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Cupcakes With Caramelized Mango Buttercream

Gingerbread and Lemon Curd Trifle with Blackberry Sauce

Bobby's trifle will happily feed any crowd during the holidays. Gingerbread cake is layered with lemon curd and blackberry sauce.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread and Lemon Curd Trifle with Blackberry Sauce

Gingerbread Cake

This simple cake, scented with warming spices and molasses, is a cinch to put together. Leftovers make a perfect breakfast treat!

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Cake

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