During Christmas I really try to bake the majority of cookies, cakes and anything else from scratch. Mainly because I think it tastes better and Anya really enjoys adding all the ingredients together. But, I do like having a quick delicious go to alternative that can taste homemade without all the homemade work, especially if I end up having unexpected guest or I just need to save time. I found this Gingerbread Cake and Baking Mix at Trader Joes and decided to try it out. It is really good! You mix 4 ingredients… the mixture, 1 egg, water and vegetable oil and mix it by hand, then pour it into a pan. I baked it for about 35 minutes. It came out moist and flavorful! It is a little spicy like most gingerbread cakes or cookies so Anya probably won’t eat this as much, but it is perfect for friends with a cup of coffee and good conversation!