Chocolate gingerbread bundt cake is a beautifully spiced Holiday cake meant for sharing.

Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Toffee Sauce

Chocolate gingerbread Bundt cake is a beautifully spiced Holiday cake meant for sharing.

If you’re in need of a dessert idea for a Holiday gathering chocolate gingerbread Bundt cake is your answer. Beautifully spiced and with a firm crumb it’s the kind of cake that is easy to slice and travels well. Even better, it doesn’t need frosting. Just a sprinkling of icing sugar will dress it up enough.

Chocolate gingerbread bundt cake is a beautifully spiced Holiday cake meant for sharing.

If you didn’t already know, chocolate, spice and molasses are a lovely combination. This isn’t a chocolate cake, per se, but you can catch a hint of chocolate flavour in each bite.

The full tablespoon of ginger in this recipe is no typo and even with all of the spice this cake has a mild flavour.

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Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Toffee Sauce

Chocolate gingerbread bundt cake: Beautifully spiced and with a firm crumb it’s the kind of cake that is easy to slice and travels well. Meant for sharing.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1:05
  • Category: Cakes

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups flour, spooned in
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 2/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 or 10-in. Bundt or tube pan and dust with flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cloves.
  3. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in molasses and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture in three additions, alternating with the sour cream (beginning and ending with the dry mixture).
  5. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake 50 minutes to an hour, until a tester comes out clean when inserted into centre of cake and when the cake starts to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  6. Cool cake in pan for 10-20 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack. When ready to serve, sprinkle over icing sugar.

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Comments

  • November 13, 2022
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    Mary whelan

    I would like to know if anything other than sour cream could be used in the chocolate gingerbread cake recipe. Thx

  • November 13, 2022
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    Mary whelan

    I would like to know if anything else , rather than sour cream, could be used in the chocolate gingerbread cake

    • November 14, 2022
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      Crosby Molasses

      Hello Mary. Thank you for your comment. Maybe plain Greek yogurt would work? -Marie from Crosby’s Kitchen

  • November 10, 2022
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    Lisa Jensen

    Where is the recipe for the toffee sauce?

  • December 16, 2020
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    Laurel

    For the cloves are they ground cloves or whole?

  • December 16, 2020
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    Laurel

    Are the cloves ground or whole cloves?
    Thank you in advanced

  • December 14, 2020
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    Laurel

    For cocoa powder can you use dark cocoa powder or will that throw off the taste?

  • December 30, 2018
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    Ellen Sinclair

    Do you have any gluten free recipes? Grandchildren just recently have been advised to follow a gluten diet.would like to try the chocolate ginger cake substituting gluten free flour.Is this advisable?

  • January 7, 2018
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    Grace

    Does the sauce need to be warm or cold?

    • January 9, 2018
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      Lynn Purdy

      Grace, the sauce is better when it is warm. It pours better and soaks into the cake better. Thanks for the question

  • December 22, 2017
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    Jean Gordon

    I will be making the chocolate gingerbread cake for dessert on Christmas Day. It looks so yummy,

  • December 22, 2017
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    Jean Gordon

    I am making that for Christmas dinner dessert!

  • December 17, 2017
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    Theresa haley

    Cannot find recipe for molasses toffee sauce

  • December 14, 2017
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    Karla Thompson

    LOVE YOUR RECIPES

  • December 8, 2017
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    Di

    Looks SO warm n yummy!

  • December 7, 2017
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    Jo-Ann Hillis

    Why does the recipe call for the flour to be spooned in? I’m not familiar with this term?
    Thank you for a great looking recipe, keep them coming!

  • December 7, 2017
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    Shirley Boggs

    Looks lovely and yummy.

    • December 13, 2017
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      Lynn Purdy

      Shirley, it not only looks lovely and yummy, it is lovely and yummy. Try making it to share with friends and/or family. Happy Holidays.

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