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Chocolate Gingerbread House Petits Fours

Recipe photo courtesy of Sang An

What could be sweeter than a village of bite-size houses built from bricks of chocolate-gingerbread cake?

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007



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  • jvallas
    6 DEC, 2018
    Missing most of the construction information.
  • LindaKayGwin
    12 FEB, 2008
    I used a fudge recipe (doubled to fit a 9x11" pan 1" thick) instead and placed the little houses on a round mirror nestle them on and between meringe mountains and dust all but one oval spot with pwdered sugar( for the pond) LK
    • jvallas
      6 DEC, 2018
      It seems you need for 25 houses: 2 triangles each (for front and back) = 25 squares cut diagonally in half; 6 rectangles each (4 walls & 2 for roof) = 75 squares cut in half horizontally; 25 pieces of licorice stick. Whether I’m guessing correctly or not, the instructions are seriously lacking necessary information.
    6 DEC, 2010
    I just made these for a dinner party and while I love the idea, I didn't particularly enjoy the taste of this cake. I found it too spicy/gingery with an almost bitter after taste. The houses also didn't look as nice as the picture, but I realized after a few trials that I'm supposed to cut the one square in half and then diagonally cut one of these halves to make the roof. The next time I'll just use a tried and true brownie or even a chocolate cake recipe.
  • MS11775252
    25 DEC, 2008
    Linda and Laura, I loooove both your ideas - they are simply great! Thank you so much for sharing them. Linda, which fudge recipe did you use? Happy and healthy 2009 to all!
  • MS112619703
    26 MAR, 2008
    I made these great little gems for our house warming party. I used icing for snow, and made little trees out of cinnamon sticks with peanut butter. Easy to make, but can dry out fast. I may try it with brownies next time.

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