Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

No-bake gingerbread house recipe

These gingerbread houses are made from cake rather than traditional biscuits. You can make them with ready-made cake and icing, or using your favourite homemade recipes. They're quick and easy to construct and a super-cute way to serve cake at Christmas.






Step 1. Wrap your cake in cling wrap and put it in the freezer for a few hours to make it easier to work with. Using a sharp knife, cut your cake into thick slices, then trim them into squares and matching triangles to make houses and roofs.

Step 2. Using a piping bag, pipe a door shape onto each of the squares. Add Christmas decorations if desired.

Step 3. Dust the roofs with icing sugar, then cut a slit in one side and insert a raspberry liquorice piece into each roof.

Step 4.  Pipe some icing onto the top of each square to attach the roof to the house.


  • Use a slab cake of your choice if you don't fancy baking; banana bread, chocolate or gingerbread all work well for this recipe.
  • You could blob some royal icing on top of the licorice chimneys to look like snow.
  • Inspired by: Gingerbread house cakes. Created by Picklebums