Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chocolate Gingerbread Men Cake

"Run, run as fast as you can;
You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!"
Do you remember what happens to the gingerbread man in that classic tale?

Yeah, that fox was pretty sly.
I would have gobbled up that boastful little gingerbread man too...YUM!!

I decided to put a tasty twist on classic gingerbread by making this
Chocolate Gingerbread Cake.
I loved the two flavors together...a fantastic combination!
I also made the cute gingerbread men around the cake out of chocolate.

Chocolate Gingerbread Cake
by Bird On A Cake
Chocolate Gingerbread Cake
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz. package cream cheese ( room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter ( room temperature)
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of two 9 inch cake pans with wax paper; spray cooking oil on the sides of the pans. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars. Mix in the oil and molasses. Add the eggs, one at a time. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. In another bowl, mix the boiling water with the cocoa powder. Alternate adding the dry mixture and wet mixture to the batter until well combined. Pour your batter in the prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Let the cream cheese and butter sit in mixing bowl until softened. Mix together. Add vanilla. Gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar. Spread frosting over cooled cake.
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 To make the gingerbread men, I used a silicon mold and melted chocolate.
First, I filled in the eyes, mouth and buttons with white chocolate.

Then, I filled in the whole cavity with chocolate.

 After these little guys set up, gently push on the other side of the mold until they pop out.
Then arrange them around your cake.

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  1. Fantastyczny tort !!!! Cudeńko!
    Radosnych świąt!

  2. E' fantastico!
    Sei davvero bravissima!

    Tanti auguri di buon Natale ^_^

  3. Such a wonderful pretty cake!

    I love all of your creations!! =)

  4. I love this so much! Those little guys are too cute. Chocolate and gingerbread is SO good together!

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  6. this is the cutest thing ever i am book marking for sure

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  8. Wow, really beautiful and thanks for sharing the minute details to prepare....!

  9. This cake is looking very yummy and the recipe is so good and easy


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