Nigella’s Chocolate Gingerbread
Servings Prep Time
12-20slices 20minutes
Passive Time
Servings Prep Time
12-20slices 20minutes
Passive Time
Into a Saucepan to Melt Butter and Stir
  • 1 1/2sticks unsalted butter
  • 1cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4cup sugar
  • 3/4cup golden syrupor corn syrup
  • 3/4cup molassesor black treacle Nigella says
  • 1/4teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1teaspoon fresh fine ground pepper
ADD to the Saucepan in order and Beat after each addition
  • 1cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4teaspoons baking sodamixed with 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 2cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Stir in Chocolate Chips or broken chocolate
  • 1cup semi-sweet chocolate chipsor 6 oz any chocolate you like chopped coarse
  • 1cup chopped candied gingerinstead of above or in addition (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Tear off a big piece of parchment paper and line the bottom and sides of a roasting pan of approximately 12″x8″x2″
  2. Put all the ingredients in the first group in a 2 qt saucepan. Melt the butter over medium heat. Stir frequently. When butter is melted and all ingredients are incorporated remove pan from heat.
  3. Add the ingredients in the second group to the saucepan in the order they’re listed beating after each addition.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. Pour batter into parchment lined pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until “risen and firm. It will be slightly damp underneath the set top and that’s the way you want it.” per Nigella Lawson