Triple Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

A while back I posted that a precious friend of ours, from California, passed away a couple of years ago. When I was out visiting with his wife, she passed on to me hundreds of Dave’s recipes which he loved. This is one of those recipes. It also gives a little background about McCormick Cinnamon, which is interesting so will share that also.

“One of McCormick’s favorite destinations is Saigon, where they source premium Saigon Cinnamon. The cinnamon forests in this beautiful Vietnamese Countryside yield the most aromatic and flavorful cinnamon, with twice the volatile oils or regular cinnamon. McCormick global journeys allow your palate to experience international flavor adventures. Begin your own flavor adventure with this remarkable recipe.”

Servings: 16
1 package chocolate cake mix, any variety (Duncan Hines is best)
1 package (4 serving size) instant pudding, chocolate flavor
4 eggs
1 TABLESPOON McCormick Gourmet Collection Ground Ginger
1 teas McCormick Gourmet Collection Saigon Cinnamon
1/2 tesas McCormick Gourmet Collection Ground Allspice
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil

1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup water
1 cup mini chocolate chips

White Chocolate Drizzle
1 cup white chocolate chips
4 teas milk
1/2 teas Mccormick Pure Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 10 cup bundt pan with Pam baking spray with flour.
Beat all cake ingredients except chocolate chips in a large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. pour into prepared pan.
Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool on cake rack for 15 min and then remove from baking pan onto serving platter.If cake sticks to pan, loosen it from side of pan with long skewer or knife. Cool Completely.

Drizzle: Combine white chocolate chips with milk; microwave on medium power 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, repeat microwave process in 10 second intervals until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Drizzle over cooled cake. Drizzle will harden, so prepare just before drizzling over cooled cake.

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