Desserts

Whole Wheat Gingerbread with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

I wanted to make something my kids would eat for our play group Christmas party this year. I know my daughter (the picky one) loves a good spice cake and my son will pretty much devour anything with frosting on it, so I decided to do some gingerbread. I did some with cinnamon buttercream and then some sprinkled with confectioners sugar with a dash of cinnamon because my daughter does not like frosting.

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For the Gingerbread:
1 cup of white sugar
1 cup of butter
2 eggs
2 cups of molasses
5 cups of whole wheat flour
3 tsp of baking soda
3 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp salt
5-6 cups of hot water (this will vary depending on your flour you want your batter a little bit thicker than a normal cake batter, but not so thick it could be a cookie dough)
For Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting:
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup of butter
1tsp vanilla extract
1 to 2 tbsp whipping cream
2 tsp of ground cinnamon
For the Gingerbread: Preheat oven to 350?. Grease and flour your cake pans. This will make roughly 30 large cupcakes or two 9x9 inch squares. The cupcakes take 15 minutes and the square pans will take about...
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Nutritions

Calories
297

Sodium
243mg
10% DV

Fat
12g
18% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
44g
15% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

This Easy Pecan Pie recipe is truly one of the quickest and easiest pies you will ever make. The old-fashioned dessert is a Southern classic that's especially perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You'll love the balance between the crunchy, flavorful nuts and the gooey, buttery filling. Best of all, this homemade pie comes together in just 10 minutes!

1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
2 eggs ( slightly beaten )
1 c light corn syrup
1/2 c light brown sugar
1 T all purpose flour
3 T salted butter ( melted and slightly cooled )
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
1 c coarsely chopped pecans ( plus extra pecan halves for top )
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate. Crimp the edges with a fork or use your fingers to flute the edges. Chill the pie shell in the refrigerator for about 10...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
587

Sodium
187mg
7% DV

Fat
23g
36% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
97g
33% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV
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