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Chocolate Gingerbread with Bittersweet Glaze

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 3 oz Unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 c Light molasses
  • 1/2 c Vegetable oil
  • 4 tb Unsalted butter, 1/2stick
  • 2 1/2 c Flour
  • 1 c Light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Ground ginger
  • 1/4 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts White pepper
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • Bittersweet glaze(see
  • -recipe)


In double boiler, place chocolate, molasses, oil and butter. Stir over low
heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside. Pre heat
oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking
soda, baking powder, spices and salt and pepper. In small bowl, beat eggs
with whisk until foamy. Add buttermilk and vanilla. Make Well in center of
dry ingredients and pour in buttermilk-egg mixture. Stir to combine. Add
chocolate mixture. Beat with wooden spoon or electric mixer until smooth.
Pour batter into greased 9-inch springform pan. Bake in center of preheated
oven until top springs back when touched and cake tester inserted into
center comes out clean., about 35-40 minutes. Set cake on rack and remove
springform sides. Prepare bittersweet glaze and pour over warm cake,
allowing glaze to drip down sides. You also can spread glaze with knife, if
you like. Cool on rack to set glaze until serving time.

Bittersweet Glaze: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 1/2 ounces bittersweet
or semisweet chocolate 1 tablespoon light corn syrup In double boiler over
low heat, combine butter, chocolate and corn syrup, stirring with whisk
until mixture is melted and smooth.

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