January 27, 2009
Chocolate and Ginger
I debated. I decided no. Then I went to the TWD website to see what else we were making after this week. Then I debated some more. Did I want to really make chocolate gingerbread? Who would eat it besides me? Is it something my co-workers will eat? Well, I decided I would try it and see. So, I made the gingerbread.
I really like the icing recipe. Melted semi-sweet chocolate and coffee, stirring in softened butter and just enough confectioners sugar to make it sweet. I love how it tasted and I love how easy it was to spread on the cake. I will definitely keep that icing in mind for other recipes! I also like how moist the cake turned out. I did use a "real" 9x9 pan as Dorie had contacted our group to tell us we would have too much batter if we went with an 8x8 instead. I was lucky - apparently 9x9 pans are hard to come by, but I have one from an elderly friend who left me a lot of her dishes when she passed on. Turned out perfect. I think if I was to eat this cake, I probably wouldn't be able to stop it looks and smells so good to me.
Our choice this week came from Heather of Sherry Trifle the name of the recipe is Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread which can be found on Heather's blog or on page 212 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours.
To check out the other Gingerbread cakes you can visit our blogroll. Next week is Dorie's World Peace cookies. These I have made before and LOVE them!