Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TWD - Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread


This week's Tuesday with Dorie features a Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread, chosen by Heather of Sherry Trifle. I have made gingerbread once before, but not a luxe chocolate version like this one.

This gingerbread contains ground ginger, fresh grated ginger and stem ginger (or in my case, glace ginger). It also contains chocolate on the outside and chocolate on the inside - what more could a girl want?

Here is my uniced gingerbread waiting patiently on the cooling rack:




And here it is again with its handsome shiny coat of real chocolate icing, with the added depth of coffee:



This was rich, adult-tasting and delicious. The tang of the ginger was a perfect foil for the rich depths of the dark chocolate - although you are talking to a girl who loves chocolate coated ginger, and receives it as a gift for every birthday and at Christmas.

You can check out the full recipe on Heather's blog, and gaze longingly at everyone else's gingerbread by checking out the TWD blogroll.

18 comments:

Maria said...

Sounds wonderful to me!! Nice job this week!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's really neat. I would have never thought to combine the flavors like that.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

That looks so luscious Cakelaw, look at that glossy icing!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Wish I still had some right now!

Tammy said...

I'm pleased you enjoyed it. I loved it too - so moist!

pinkstripes said...

Looks delicious. I really really loved this recipe. It was so good.

Engineer Baker said...

I've never had chocolate covered ginger, but I think this cake would make me a convert - it was really good!

Sara said...

This looks great, I love chocolate and gingerbread together.

Maryann said...

That chocolate glaze looks amazing!

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love your cake and all the thing you prepared for last weekend !!!

chocolatechic said...

I didn't add coffee to my icing.

I just couldn't see coffee and ginger going together.

I am so glad you liked it.

Jodie said...

"Adult-tasting" sounds dirty :) Looks great!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

I'm not a big coffee drinker, but I LOVED this icing!

Nice job!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This cake is a ginger trifecta! It looks delicious. So moist and flavorful!

Pamela said...

Looks sinfully good! I loved this one!

TeaLady said...

Was good wasn't it. Looks yummy!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Maria - this was sooooo good.

Hi Duckie, Dorie comes up with some great ideas.

Thanks Lorraine - shiny chocolate does wonders for everything!

Thanks Gretchen - I am wistfully looking at the pictures now.

I loved it too Tammy.

Agreed Pinkstripes - it was sooo yummy.

Hi Caitlin, I always love it when a recipe that I didn't feel too keen on surprises me in a good way.

So do I Sara - a great pairing of flavours.

Hi Maryann, I was praying that mine would be shiny like in the book!

Thanks Natalia :)

Thanks Tania - I think it is one of those recipes where you leave flavours out here and there to come up with what suits you, and it still tastes good.

LOL Jodie!

Hi Jennifer, glad you liked it. I thought it tasted superb!

I'm with you Susan - I really enjoyed this.

Hi Pamela, so did I - it was a goodie!

It was good TeaLady - I'd make it again in a heartbeat.

Rosie said...

Looks wonderful Cakelaw - great job!

rosie x