Tasty Thursdays: Chocolate-Ginger Cake w/ Bourbon Sauce

Thursday, December 23, 2010

This lovely dessert recipe is from Martha Stewart.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Bourbon sauce

  • Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9-inch Bundt pan. Dust with cocoa powder, and tap out excess; set aside. Put butter, molasses, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until butter has melted. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Let cool 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs, milk, and grated ginger to the molasses mixture; whisk to combine. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, and cinnamon into a medium bowl.
  • Gently fold the flour mixture into the molasses mixture until just combined. (There should be lumps remaining.) Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake cake until a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cake cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • Invert cake, and unmold onto a cake stand or a large serving platter. Using a spoon, drizzle the warm bourbon sauce over the cake in a back-and-forth motion. Serve immediately.

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    40 comments :

    1. so saving this one. This sounds like an incredible combation!

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    2. I'm doing this for my next time I have to bake. My friends all love chocolate.

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    3. This looks absolutely DELICIOUS! Can't wait to give it a try.
      xo Josie
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    4. This looks to die for!!

      I would love to be able to make something like this!

      Char x

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    5. This looks amazing!
      Happy Holidays to you & yours and wishing you a fabulous 2011!
      xx

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    6. Super. I am looking forward to a holiday week of treats like this.

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    7. You had me at chocolate. And then you had me at bourbon. Best. Recipe. Ever. xo

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    8. Mmmm...this looks so incredibly scrummy!! :)

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    9. yum, yum, yum! i love the look of this cake!

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    10. It looks and sounds so YUMMY again!

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    11. Oh yum! This sounds delicious. xo

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    12. that cake looks really delicious !!

      thanks so much for stopping by at my blog !!
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    13. mmmmmm! that looks sooooo tasty!!!

      and i LOVE your christmas playlist! it's perfect!

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    14. This looks like a perfect Christmas dessert. I'm strggling with what to make when people come round over Christmas!

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    15. oooh yuummy!! =)

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    16. Oh Delish!! I've been having a major craving for anything chocolate! xoxoxo

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    17. this reminds me of the triple chocolate doughnut at tim hortons! chocolate with chocolate, you can't go wrong with that! yummm. have a merry christmas hunny :)

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    18. Oh my gosh I can feel those winter weight gains coming on now! This looks ridiculously delicious!!

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    19. it looks so delicious! Merry Christmas!

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    20. So yummy, darling!

      Thanks for the recipe!

      xoxox,
      CC

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    21. Mmmm....if you make some, can you mail a slice to me? :)

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    22. yum yum, I'm always so in love with your recipe posts, especially this one! I'm going to attempt it today :)

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    23. What a great recepie..I plan to go hard out in the kitchen today and have already 'downloaded' some Gordon yummies! Have a Merry Christmas! xoxo Alice

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    24. Oh this looks delicious!! Another item that may have to go on the dining table tomorrow night! Happy Holidays!
      ~Giselle
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    25. Wow what a cake! I'm totally loving it!

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    26. looks delicious!!! Merry Christmas my blog friend:-)

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    27. hello, merry christmas! thanks for stopping by at my blog.

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      xoxo

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    28. oh my goodness, i need to make this asap!

      hope you have a fabulous christmas, love! xo

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    29. Wow that looks delicious! Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday :)

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    30. I need to try this recipe coz the cake looks so delicous--! I might overdo on the bourbon sauce though :)

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