Now, lets turn this into something a bit more elegant and "adult friendly". A little spiced rum (Captain Morgan would be proud), whipped cream and cake....what could be wrong with that?? Think of it this way, you get the benefits of several food groups....fruit, carbohydrate, dairy, protein and vegetable (possibly the ginger, if we stretch the imagination).
Gently heat 2/3 cup of spiced rum and add 1/3 cup white raisins and 1/3 cup dark raisins and bring to a very gentle simmer, cover, let simmer for 2 minutes and then turn the heat off and let the raisins sit in the rum until soft and at room temperature.
Whip 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream and slowly add 2 - 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until soft peaks form.
Cut four, 3 inch by 3 inch squares from the cake and break up the pieces into bite size chunks. Using a parfait glass, martini glass or other favorite dessert dish, begin by placing a few pieces of gingerbread in the bottom of the glass, add about 2 tablespoons of whipped cream and sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of raisins, add more gingerbread, whipped cream and raisins in layers until the serving vessels are full. Top with a final bit of whipped cream and sprinkle of raisins. Serve, wearing a grand smile and a twinkle in your eye.
Oh...I almost forgot....this cake is simply splendid served warm with a little butter......butter is good served with just about everything.
I hope y'all enjoy.
From my purple kitchen to you,