a couple of weeks ago i tried a Trader Joe’s box cake mix. it was delicious. i added a topping of chopped walnuts. the cake is very moist and easy to prepare. and, it is only offered during the holiday season in the stores. there is something special about the taste of gingerbread. it reminds me of many of the historic villages we have visited over the years–Colonial Williamsburg, Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill Kentucky, Hancock Shaker Village, Sturbridge Village, Old Salem, or Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan.
any of these historic sites usually offers the dark rich blend of molasses, ginger, cloves and cinnamon in a cake or cookie. the taste transcends anything that is usually made today. today’s stores are typically filled with sugar cookies or peanut butter cookies. however, the classic taste of gingerbread is something that will never be forgotten.
the Trader Joe’s mix comes together very easily with just water, egg, and a bit of canola oil. it is easier than making gingerbread, as there are many ingredients including spices that have to come together for the recipe. i would say the taste is excellent in this box mix, and resembles anything that i could make at home.
the feel of the holidays will come to your home with this easy box mix. the ginger cake could be served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chopped nuts, holiday red raspberries, or even a drizzle caramel.