What To Do With Those Gingerbread Leftovers

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What To Do With Those Gingerbread Leftovers

Gingerbread Spice Cupcake

Gingerbread cake with lemon Bavarian filling.

On-the-go cooks have lots of time-saving tricks that ease dinner preparation. These Gingerbread Leftovers Recipes will do just that! A favorite way to cut kitchen time is to plan ahead and make extra at one meal to ensure you’ll have leftovers. With these “planned overs” in the fridge, you already have a head start on another dish (or two) for meals later in the week.

Gingerbread Cake is a recipe that produces plenty so you’re likely to have leftovers. We’ve also included two rapid recipes to use up the extras. Even folks who say they don’t like leftovers will enjoy the satisfying second-day dishes featured here.

Gingerbread Leftovers Recipes

This Gingerbread Cake is an old-fashioned holiday dessert. Cut just the number of squares needed, so you can use the extra cake to make two more change-of-pace gingerbread treats.

Try this tasty Gingerbread TrifleIt’s a wonderful blend of flavors and a great ending to holiday meals. If you don’t have leftover gingerbread, bake some from a boxed mix to assemble this trifle.

Gingerbread Back to Basics

Few things say the holidays like the heavenly aroma of fresh-baked gingerbread. For some people, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without sampling a wedge of Grandma’s famous gingerbread, frosting gingerbread cookies or decorating a gingerbread house.

Gingerbread’s distinctive taste comes from a combination of spices and flavorings. Ground ginger steals the spotlight, with molasses coming in at a close second. Other spices, including ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, are also sometimes used.

If you’re too busy to cut out and decorate gingerbread cookies, you can still enjoy that special gingerbread flavor. Simply stir a sprinkling of the spices into coffee, ice cream or pudding.

Or try one of the two change-of-pace recipes shared here by subscribers. With their tempting gingerbread taste, these sweet treats are sure to create heart-warming holiday memories.

Lemon peel is a nice addition to the sweet cream cheese frosting in this Gingerbread Torte. 

Ginger Doughnut Twists is a perfect recipe to make for breakfast.

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