Chocolate-Covered Gingerbread Cake
50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
16 ingredients
9-12 servings
So many German settlers carried their gingerbread treats to small towns around this country that the sweetly spiced cakes and cookies have become an all-American tradition. Coated with a chocolate ganache glaze, the homey cake of holidays past is transformed into a special-occasion dessert. This cake can be made vegan by using non-dairy margarine instead of butter and Rich's Whip instead of real whipping cream and ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips with exceptional results. You can also add raspberries to the top. Recipe is from Bon Appetit, Dec. 2002.

Categories:  <-60-mins , holiday , chocolate , european , easy , cakes , taste~mood , vegetarian , brunch , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (47.5 g)
Servings 9
Amount per Serving
Calories 217.92 Calories from Fat 122.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.58g 187.99%
Saturated Fat 8.48g 381.58%
Trans Fat 0.54g %
Cholesterol 35.33mg 105.99%
Sodium 193.1mg 72.41%
Total Carbohydrate 21.51g 64.54%
Dietary Fiber 0.81 g 29.18%
Sugars 2.66 g %
Protein 2.66g 47.92%
Vitamin A 411.98IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 41.04mg% Iron 1.21mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground ginger, ground cloves, warm water, golden brown sugar, light molasses, large eggs, peeled fresh ginger, whipping cream, semisweet chocolate, crystallized ginger