Baking with Dorie: A Spicy Cake for Christmas Recipe

Baking with Dorie: A Spicy Cake for Christmas Recipe
20 Ingredients
  • For the cake:
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 stick plus 3 tablespoons (5 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate—2 ounces melted and cooled, 4 ounces finely chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger in syrup (available in Asian markets), optional
  • For the icing:
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon strong coffee
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
Nutrition
662
33% daily value
9 servings
                                       
                                            vegetarian
     

Fat

60% 39

Saturated

118% 24

Trans

- 1

Monounsaturated

- 11

Polyunsaturated

- 2

Carbs

26% 78

Carbs (net)

- 75

Fiber

11% 3

Sugars

- 53

Sugars, added

- 51

Protein

15% 7

Cholesterol

46% 137

Sodium

10% 235

Calcium

12% 119

Magnesium

22% 93

Potassium

11% 517

Iron

20% 4

Zinc

10% 1

Phosphorus

20% 141

Vitamin A

30% 267

Vitamin C

0% 0

Thiamin (B1)

22% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

23% 0

Niacin (B3)

13% 2

Vitamin B6

15% 0

Folate equivalent (total)

24% 95

Folate (food)

- 22

Folic acid

- 43

Vitamin B12

11% 0

Vitamin D

231% 35

Vitamin E

8% 1

Vitamin K

4% 4

Sugar alcohols

- 0

Water

- 54
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