The “Sweetest” Holiday Village Ever
Categories: DIY Recipes

The “Sweetest” Holiday Village Ever

We’ve been baking up a storm here at Brit HQ. From cocoa cookies to candy cane cakes, our office has been overflowing with sweets since Thanksgiving… not that we’re complaining ;) Next up, we decided to reinvent a Christmas classic—gingerbread! Is there anything better than a piece of warm, spiced gingerbread during the holidays? What about a mini gingerbread village? Read on to see how we did it!

Ingredients:

– 4 eggs

– 1 cup canola oil

– 3/4 cup molasses

– 1 1/2 cups brown sugar

– 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

– 1 1/2 cups flour

– 1 teaspoon baking soda

– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

– 3 teaspoons ginger

– 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

– 1/2 teaspoon cloves

– 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

– pinch of cardamom

– powdered sugar (optional)

Special Tools:

gingerbread village baking pan

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine eggs, canola oil, molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.

2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

3. Pour batter into the greased cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool.

4. Carefully remove each cake. Dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Let’s get baking! In a large bowl, combine eggs, canola oil, molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Pour batter into the greased cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool. Carefully remove each cake from the pan. Dust with powdered sugar.

Arrange your cakes on a large platter. We decked out our village with mini pine trees and gingerbread men. Wouldn’t this be the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas table?

These little gingerbread men are almost too cute to eat.

We love the way the powdered sugar highlights the details on each rooftop.

It’s official. This is the “sweetest” village we’ve ever seen.

What are your favorite holiday recipes? Drop us a line in the comments below!