Gluten Free Gingerbread from a gluten free yellow cake mix

I can’t believe that I just made gingerbread from a gluten free yellow cake mix. Desperate situations call for desperate measures! I am sure you will keep hearing this line for a while, but “we recently moved”. Moving with food restrictions is not my favorite thing to do. I didn’t really think about Christmas time not being the ideal time to be moving with all the specialty treats I would need to whip up at a moments notice. While we live near a bigger city with resources, I have been trying to make use of our town’s gluten free options to get use to our surroundings. I have learned that our town’s gluten free resources are extremely limited. I had placed subscribe and save orders on Amazon. However the ice storm delayed my packages filled with all the gluten free necessities for over a full week. Needless to say this is where the desperate situation comes in. I had to figure out how to make gingerbread out of a yellow cake mix that was all I had that resembled anything close. This seemed like I needed a miracle.

With your favorite gluten free yellow cake mix and…

GlutenFreeGingerbreadfromayellowcakemix1 You can whip up some delicious gluten free gingerbread

GlutenFreeGingerbreadfromayellowcakemix This was how the Gluten Free gingerbread house turned out. Normally, I would have made my gluten free graham crackers like everyone else. However sorghum flour is not the easiest to find. I found it interesting though that the other kids’ gingerbread houses were not edible since they adhered them to milk boxes with frosting. Hunter was happy to get to eat his!


Gingerbread from a gluten free yellow cake mix
  • Gluten Free yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ⅔ cup molasses
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp each: cinnamon, ground cloves, and nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Pour into pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes (cupcakes) or 30 minutes for cake. Test with toothpick to make sure done.
  5. Enjoy!


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