This Vegan Chocolate Gingerbread Cake has an amazing flavor profile. Ginger, candied ginger, dark chocolate add a pleasing bitter combination with gingerbread spices. Almost a gingerbread brownie Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe Glutenfree option
Grease or line a loaf pan with parchment. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (180 C).
In a bowl, mix the hot non dairy milk and cocoa until combined. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well.
Add 1 cup flour, spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda to the wet. Mix the dry ingredients lightly before combining into the wet. (Or alternatively, mix in another bowl and then add to the wet)
Add the chocolate, candied ginger and 1/4 cup flour and mix in to make a muffin like batter. Add more flour if too flowy. This batter is good to bake into muffins, mini loafs or cake pan. If baking a large loaf, add a few tbsp more flour until the batter is stiff, and then drop into prepared loaf pan. Use a clean spoon or spatula to even it out.
Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top if desired. Bake for 45 mins. Check with a toothpick from the middle. (muffin 22 min, shallow cake pan 35 mins)
Cool for 10 mins then remove from pan. Cool to room temp before slicing. Serve warm (warm to melt the chocolate if already cooled) as a snack or top with whipped coconut cream or a chocolate frosting for dessert.
To make this gluten-free: Mix 1/4 cup rice flour, 1/4 oat flour(or other glutenfree flour), 1 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup potato starch. Use 1 1/2 cup of the flour and add more as needed, and bake into a shallow brownie pan or into cupcakesNutrition is for 1 slice.