Gingerbread Cake With Chocolate Ganache

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

What a great cake! I made this for my birthday and wow! Served with cream after dinner it was delicious. Deeply flavoured.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350º F.
  2. Grease and flour 9-inch/20cm square pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  4. Add egg. Add the water to the molasses, stir to combine, then stir molasses water into the butter mixture.
  5. Stir dry ingredients together, add to liquid mixture, and combine until smooth. Pour into prepared pan, bake 45 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. To decorate-.
  7. Once cool, split the cake in half horizontally.
  8. Sit the two halves, cut side up, on the counter, and spread one half with jam and the other half with chocolate ganache.
  9. Sandwich the two halves back together.
  10. Ice the entire cake with chocolate ganache, decorate and serve!
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This cake was easy to make & the result was good. I'm not a fan of gingerbread, but everyone else likes this cake. Made belatedly for Aus/NZ Recipe Swap January 2008. Thanks for sharing this recipe Chickee.