Cake Mix Gingerbread Men


Use your magic to decorate these delicious little ginger guys, made from Duncan Hines spice cake mix. Or start a family tradition by making these gingerbread men with your children.

close up view of Gingerbread Men on a baking sheet
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs


  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Spice Cake Mix

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs

  • cup vegetable oil

  • cup dark molasses

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • non-pareils

  • 1 tub Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Vanilla Icing


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine cake mix, flour, eggs, oil, molasses, and ginger in a large bowl (mixture will be soft). Refrigerate 2 hours.

  3. Place dough on a lightly floured surface; cover with waxed paper. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with nonpareil sprinkles.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Remove immediately to a cooling rack.

  5. Place icing in zip-top freezer bag. Snip the tip off one corner to make a small hole. Pipe a face and ruffles onto each cookie.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
17g Fat
74g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 361mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 160mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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