rants & recipes

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cake

Posted by trktos on 11-August-2009

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • large pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 ener-g, prepared
  • 1/3 cup robust molasses mixed with 2/3 cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup and then mixed with 1 cup hot water (note: I only had corn syrup so I made up the 2/3 cup golden syrup by using roughly 2:1 – corn syrup: molasses)
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 recipe Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting, see notes

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and parchment two loaf pans.
  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Cream Earth Balance, sugar and prepared ener-g.
  • Alternately add fat and syrup mix to dry mix, stirring to combine.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Divide batter evenly between the two loaf pans.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • Remove from oven, cool in pans 10 minutes.
  • Move cakes to racks and cut, horizontally, with thread.
  • Cool completely before frosting.

Notes:

  • Veganized from this recipe.
  • Frosting: 4 ounces vegan cream cheese, 1/2 cup Earth Balance, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 to 1 tsp cardamom … no instructions needed, right? =)
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