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gingerbread chocolate cake
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Chocolate Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Gingerbread chocolate cake is a delicious dessert to enjoy during the holiday season.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holidays
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 534kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 tablespoons Vegetable Shortening Sticks
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • PREHEAT the oven to 325. Grease a 9 inch springform pan or cake pan.
  • WHISK  together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  • BEAT together the shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl or the bowl of a standard mixer.
  • ADD the molasses, egg, and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add the dry ingredients in three additions, alternating with the boiling water. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • POUR the batter into the prepared pan and bake 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 5mg