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Chocolate Chip Gingerbread with Orange Hard Sauce

Rich gingerbread, a classic holiday dessert especially when served with ultra-rich sauce, gets an easy boost from chocolate chips.

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

Gingerbread

3
eggs
1/2
cup molasses
1/4
cup sugar
3/4
cup buttermilk
1/2
cup butter, melted
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ginger
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon cloves
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Sauce

2/3
cup powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
tablespoon orange juice

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8 or 9-inch square pan. Beat eggs in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Gradually add molasses and sugar, beating until well blended.
  • 2 Add buttermilk and melted butter; mix well. Add all remaining gingerbread ingredients except chocolate chips; beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into greased pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For 8-inch pan, bake 43 to 53 minutes; for 9-inch pan, bake 30 to 40 minutes. Cool 20 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and 1/3 cup butter; beat with electric mixer at low speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in orange peel and orange juice.
  • 5 To serve, cut gingerbread into squares; place on individual dessert plates. Spoon about 1 tablespoon sauce over each serving.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/9 of Recipe
Calories
445
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
56g
56%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
32g
32%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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