These Mini Gingerbread House Cakes taste just as delicious as they look! Moist, spicy gingerbread cake (gluten free!) beautifully decorated to make a show-stopping Christmas dessert centerpiece!

Kid-Made Mini Gingerbread House Cakes (gluten free)

Let the kids make their own Mini Gingerbread House Cakes! They are also gluten free and a perfect holiday tradition.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 709 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 4 TB butter
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 large egg
  • White chocolate melting wafers
  • Candy for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients except brown sugar in a medium mixing bowl and set aside. In a separate larger mixing bowl combine butter, molasses, brown sugar, and boiling water. Stir until liquids are well incorporated. Once this mixture cools, add egg and stir. (Adding egg while mixture is still hot may cook the egg).
  3. Add dry ingredients to liquid mixture. Whisk together until there are no lumps.
  4. Pour in molds, but take care not to fill entirely to the top to prevent overflow (leave about 1/4"). Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Allow cakes to cool, then trim any cake that rose above the mold. This will give you a flat surface when you flip the cake houses over onto a plate.
  6. Once we popped out cakes out of their molds, we decorated them with white chocolate, candy, and coconut "snow." This part is left up to your imagination!

To decorate:

  1. We started by trimming the houses with white chocolate, then we used white chocolate as the "glue" to attach candy to the houses. We arranged our houses on a cake stand like a little village and sprinkled dry coconut flakes liberally to look like fresh snow.
Nutrition Facts
Kid-Made Mini Gingerbread House Cakes (gluten free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 709 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 763mg33%
Potassium 1093mg31%
Carbohydrates 142g47%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 95g106%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Calcium 183mg18%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.