Gingerbread Cake with Coffee and Chocolate

Gingerbread Cake with Coffee and Chocolate

Gingerbread cake with coffee and chocolate is a moist, flavourful cake that combines some of our favourite flavours: coffee, chocolate and ginger.

This is the perfect cake for those who love complex flavours and no fluffy frosting.

We found this recipe for gingerbread cake with coffee and chocolate on and it fit criterias: dense, spicy, and not too sweet. Made in a Bundt pan, this delicious festive cake is a perfect choice for a birthday.


Gingerbread Cake with Coffee and Chocolate

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This moist gingerbread cake with coffee gets an added hit of flavour from chopped bittersweet chocolate. It’s festive & birthday-delicious.

  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Category: Cakes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee (strong and hot)
  • 1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate (5 to 6 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger (optional)

Coffee whipped cream:

  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour a large tube or bundt pan.
  2. Whisk 2 cups flour and next 5 ingredients in medium bowl to blend.
  3. In a large bowl combine sugar, molasses, oil, and eggs; whisk until well blended.
  4. Add dry ingredients and stir to blend.
  5. Add chocolate to coffee and add to mixture (there will be a few lumps of chocolate left).
  6. Pour batter into pan. It’s a thin batter so don’t panic, just place the pan on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake cake about 55 to 60 minutes (until it starts pulling away from the sides of the pan).
  8. Transfer pan to rack; cool cake in pan 20 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack and cool.

For coffee whipped cream: Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Using electric mixer, beat until peaks form.


  • December 3, 2020

    The Apple Molasses cake is the best cake EVER!! Made it for a big 80th. here. Moist for days.
    Freezes perfectly!
    Thank You,
    Sheila McAllister

  • February 15, 2015

    Dana Wong

    Just made the chocolate coffee gingerbread cake and whipped cream. it turned out perfectly delicious. I’ll be making it again. Thanks for the recipe.

  • April 27, 2014

    Carole Rosart

    I remember growing up, my mother made a moist molasses cake. I lost the recipe and have never been able to find another. If anyone has it, it would be much appreciated if they would pass it along to me.

    Sometime I just crave for a glass of milk and a piece of that moist molasses cake.

    Thank you

    • April 28, 2014

      Hi Carole, We have several recipes for molasses cake, both on and in our Family Favourites cookbook. Here is a like to a good selection of them.

      • April 28, 2014

        Carole Rosart

        Thank you for your reply for the Molasses cake recipe I requested…..After loooking them all over, none of them resembles my mothers moist molasses cake with raisins.
        Her cake was baked in a 9×13 pan…We never iced ours, but then it never lasted long enough to get iced…..”Oh it was soooooooooooo good”

        But thank you any way, I guess I will keep searching.

        • December 3, 2020

          Sounds like one my Mother made, she called it War Cake. It was delish , I love ginger and raisin.

  • September 5, 2013

    Jeannette Taylor

    Love this cake. Made it last week with my 12 year old Granddaughter to take home to mom and Dad and they loved it too,

    • September 6, 2013

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Jeannette,
      Glad everyone loved it. That recipe is one of my all-time favourites!

  • August 22, 2013

    Laura Miller

    Hi your recipes are fabulous can’t wait to try the Gingerbread, Coffee, Chocolate, thank you!

    • August 22, 2013

      Crosby Molasses

      Thanks Laura, I’m so pleased you like them. Gingerbread is a particular favourite of mine…

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