19 November 2013

Holiday Cake: Chocolate Chip Gingerbread


Chocolate Chip Gingerbread






From Denny:  Would this make a beautiful holiday food gift or what?  Who doesn't like chocolate or gingerbread during the holiday season?  The winter white vanilla glaze gives a strong visual contrast for presentation.  We do eat with our eyes...

This beautiful cake would be great for those holiday gatherings to beautify the dessert table.  Come on; if you are able to slightly warm the servings, melting the chocolate chips, then one whiff of that gingerbread and chocolate and this cake will go fast!




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Chocolate Chip Gingerbread


Chocolate Chip Gingerbread


Servings:  Makes 16 servings
Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  40 minutes

Chocolate chips and cocoa added richness to traditional gingerbread. For an elegant touch, bake the cake in a Bundt pan instead of the typical square.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp McCormick® Ginger, Ground
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup molasses
1 egg
1 cup boiling water
1 cup chocolate chips
Vanilla Butter Glaze (recipe follows)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 10-cup Bundt pan with no stick cooking spray with flour. Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, ginger, baking soda and cinnamon in medium bowl.  Set aside.

Beat butter, sugar and molasses in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture alternately with water, stirring just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Prepare Vanilla Butter Glaze. Spoon over cooled cake. Let stand until glaze is set.

Vanilla Butter Glaze: Mix 3 tablespoons butter, melted, 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, 3 tablespoons water and 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract in medium bowl until well blended and smooth. Let stand 5 minutes.


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