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Almost Illegal Chocolate Gingerbread

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  • Makes12 servings
Almost Illegal Chocolate Gingerbread

Photo: Ryan Szulc

Chocolate is the steroid of choice among our Olympians. Added to an already wonderful gingerbread, this chocolate gingerbread is almost too good to be allowed.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strong coffee, (leftover is fine)

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 28-g squares unsweetened chocolate

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup corn syrup

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • whipped cream, (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine the coffee, butter and unsweetened chocolate squares in a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl. Heat on the stove-top or in the microwave until the chocolate and butter are melted, whisking occasionally.

  • Remove from heat and pour into a mixing bowl. Whisk in the brown sugar and corn syrup, then add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until the mixture is smooth. Your child will almost certainly be delighted to stir this mixture for you.

  • In a smaller bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon. Add to the chocolate mixture and beat until the batter is smooth. Pour into a well-greased 9 x 13 in. (22 x 33 cm) pan, and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick poked into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

  • Let cake cool in the pan, then dust with icing sugar and cut into squares to serve. This is best while still fresh (warm even) and is deadly accompanied by a dollop of whipped cream.

This article was originally published on Feb 01, 2000

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