Chocolate Orange Gingerbread Cake

This chocolate orange gingerbread cake is made with white whole wheat flour and buckwheat flour. Plus it’s packed full of chocolate chips and candied ginger.

This chocolate orange gingerbread cake is made with white whole wheat flour and buckwheat flour. Plus it's packed full of chocolate chips and candied ginger.

I get a little weird around the holidays. Some years I’m super into the whole “lets decorate the house and buy each other all the presents in the world!” and some years I’m a little more “Eh.”

This year is a “eh” year. I didn’t put up my tree (why put up a tree when you only have to take it down?) and I’m pretty sure my husband and I have decided we will just go to dinner as our Christmas gift to each other. Although I really do want some freaking moose mugs.

I sorta feel like I’m turning into an old cranky lady who hates the spirit of Christmas and all the joy it brings.

Sadly I’m 32. Not 82.

This chocolate orange gingerbread cake is made with white whole wheat flour and buckwheat flour. Plus it's packed full of chocolate chips and candied ginger.

However, the one thing I will always love about Christmas (and that will NEVER change) is my deep burning love for cheesy Lifetime/Hallmark/ABC Family Christmas movies. I can seriously watch them all day everyday. The cheesier they are the more I love them.

It’s so bad. I just finished a movie to which my husband said out loud “This was the worst movie I have ever seen.”

What does he know? That movie was about Christmas, Montana, a calender full of hot men (for charity!) and love. How is that bad?

This chocolate orange gingerbread cake is made with white whole wheat flour and buckwheat flour. Plus it's packed full of chocolate chips and candied ginger.

I know I can’t just make a cake and not tell you anything about it. This simple little bundt cake is packed full of chocolate, gingerbread AND orange flavor. Plus I threw in chocolate chips and candied ginger. To serve I simply dusted with powdered sugar.

It’s great with coffee, bourbon or with a giant glass of milk.

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Chocolate Orange Gingerbread Cake

This chocolate orange gingerbread cake is made with white whole wheat flour and buckwheat flour. Plus it's packed full of chocolate chips and candied ginger.

Yield: 1 (9 inch) bundt cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied ginger
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • Powdered sugar, for topping (optional)

Source: Adapted from Martha Stewart

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray a 9-inch bundt pan with non-stick spray, set aside.

In a small saucepan add butter, molasses, dark brown sugar and water. Set over low heat and warm just until the butter has melted.

Remove from the heat and pour into a large mixing bowl. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes.

Stir eggs and whole milk into the cooled molasses mixture. (If the mixture is still hot after 10 minutes let it cool some more. If it's too hot it will scramble the eggs so it's better to be safe.)

In a medium mixing bowl whisk together white whole wheat flour, buckwheat flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, kosher salt, ground ginger, cinnamon and allspice.

Add flour mixture to the molasses mixture and stir to combine.

Fold in chocolate chips, candied ginger and orange zest.

Add batter to the prepared pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

Let the cake cool in the pan and then invert onto a cake plate.

Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

19 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores”

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    Tori//Gringalicious — August 16, 2016 at 5:28 am

    These are so over the top amazing that I can hardly stand it. Clearly this is what I need to be making right now!!!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — August 16, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    These are pure s’mores amazingness, Brandy! I need them in my life immediately!

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    Miranda — August 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Wow, drooling over here! Using cookies instead of graham crackers sounds like perfection!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — August 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    You are killing me!! I always would burn my marshmallows (on purpose) so I would definitely do the same on the cookies 🙂

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    Ashleigh @ DashOfEvans — August 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    These are perfection! Plus, it makes just the right amount. I need to look for these marshmallows!!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — August 16, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Yum – that gooey marshmallow!! Sandlot was one of my favorite movies too 🙂

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    Kimberly — August 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Woah, these are stunning! Now pleeeeease pass me a dozen or so of ’em!

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    Abeer — August 17, 2016 at 12:29 am

    I want these immediately with a big cup of milk! 😉

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    Sabrina — August 17, 2016 at 2:06 am

    What a great idea to use cookies in smores! I need to try this with my family!

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    Kim Beaulieu — August 17, 2016 at 3:31 am

    I LOVE that movie too. Cracks me up.

    These look amazing. I could eat them all the live long day.

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    Karyn Granrud — August 17, 2016 at 10:41 am

    While I do agree that indoors with the AC and cookie dough is a good thing, I prefer my marshmallows toasted but gooey in the middle. I love making s’mores with cookies too! These look wonderful!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — August 17, 2016 at 11:18 am

    “You’re killing me smalls!”!! haha my husband says that to me ALL THE TIME. I’d in love with anything and everything a’more related so I need to make these like right now!

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    cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling — August 17, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I’m with you – s’mores over baseball EVERY day! These look awesome!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Doesn’t sound sexist at all. 🙂 And I’m with you! I’d rather eat cookies.

    And these look crazy delicious! Love that you involved peanut butter.

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    Dee — August 18, 2016 at 2:52 am

    I loved that movie! These cookies are droolworthy, and I have to make them soon!

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    Laura O @PetiteAllergyTreats — August 18, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Love that movie too! “They’re no CRYING in base-ball!!!” Love anything s’mores!!!

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    Emily — August 18, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Yes! Sandlot is always on the tip of my brain when s’mores are involved, hehe. These are adorable, Brandy!

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    Kate — August 20, 2016 at 9:58 am

    These look insanely good!! Just look at that marshmallow sploosh and those chocolate chips!!

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    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish — August 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I’m super digging these no-flour pb choc chip cookies!!!!!

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