TWD: Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread

by Holly on January 27, 2009

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Two words: crazy good. Heather of Sherry Trifle chose Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread for our Tuesdays with Dorie recipe this week. For my gingerbread I chose to leave off the chocolate glaze.
I know. I left off the chocolate?! Yes. In this case, I did. I also made mini cakes as you can see, for cute little personal servings. The reason I left off the chocolate glaze was simply because I wanted to see what this combination would be like.

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It may seem like an odd combination, bananas and gingerbread, but it is just so good. You really have to try this some time. I was inspired by Peabody to top make the mini cakes topped with good vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce (and you really ought to follow that link and see why). All together, this is one surprisingly light and still delicious and sweet treat. The only other change I made to the original recipe was to leave out the stem ginger since that was no where to be found at our grocery store.

I will definitely make this recipe again since I love the chocolate and ginger combination. Make sure to see how everyone else’s gingerbread came out by going to the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll!

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Cristine January 27, 2009 at 11:07 am

Okay, that is some serious food porn! Looks amazing!!!! YUM!

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chocolatechic January 27, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Wow oh Wow does that ever look good!

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Maria January 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Bananas and ice cream, you put this one over the top!

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rainbowbrown January 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm

The art of decadence. Very nice.

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Stephanie January 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm

OMG that looks delicious!

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SiHaN January 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm

*shudders*.. think i’m suffering over here just looking at the photos…enough said.

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Mara January 27, 2009 at 5:37 pm

HOLY MOLY!!! are you trying to kill me over here with those pictures?! that looks just amazing.

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pinkstripes January 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Oh man. That is crazy good. I thought this recipe was absolutely the most tasty thing ever, but I didn’t try it with bananas and caramel. Wow. Your pictures are amazing.

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Melissa January 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm

oh..my..gosh…Why do you do this to me? Now I MUST try this with bananas and caramel..

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Lillian January 27, 2009 at 6:17 pm

That is seriously gorgeous! I so admire people who can do that whole presentation thing — I just slap a piece of cake on a plate and call it a day.

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Melissa January 27, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Wow, your gingerbread looks amazing! Kudos to you on making it more than just gingerbread!

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jillbert January 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Looks fabulous! I bet the bananas with the ginger would taste great!

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Tania January 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Holly, WOW – these are the most beautiful yummy desserts ever!! Your creativity astounds me. And even though I don’t like to eat bananas I might try this. I actually opted out this week because I don’t really like gingerbread – you might convert me!
Take care
Love Big, Bake Often

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steph- whisk/spoon January 27, 2009 at 7:46 pm

yikes–that is mouthewatering amazing!!! oh my gosh…i must look away…

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Isabelle January 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm

mon dieu que ta photo est super gourmande πŸ™‚

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kim January 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm

major drooling and various homer simpson sounds over here πŸ™‚ that looks sooo awesome!! glad you loved it πŸ™‚

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Natalie January 27, 2009 at 10:01 pm

love the recipe twist – who knew gingerbread was so versatile?

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elizabeth January 27, 2009 at 10:10 pm

OK, I bow to your photo genius… πŸ˜‰ Seriously, this looks amazing.

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Rachel January 27, 2009 at 11:23 pm

This looks insanely good!! And your photos are amazing.

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Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer January 28, 2009 at 12:02 am

*THUMP*

*fell out of chair*

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Mary January 28, 2009 at 12:03 am

Wow that looks delicious!

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spatulascorkscrews January 28, 2009 at 2:47 am

Un-Freakin'-Believable! I want one of yours now! Extra caramel please!
I'm adding your link to my post if that's OK?

Donna @ Spatulas & Corkscrews

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Pamela January 28, 2009 at 2:58 am

Okay…I’m almost speechless. The idea of caramel and ice cream on top of this gingerbread?? And then the bananas, too? Too bad we have no more cake left! It looks fabulous.

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What's for Supper? January 28, 2009 at 4:05 am

I bet I would have liked this cake much better if I would have had yours. Goodness that looks so yummy!

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Tracey January 28, 2009 at 4:22 am

Wow, that caramel makes my mouth water! It looks amazing!

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The Food Librarian January 28, 2009 at 5:31 am

Wow! Looks great. Love the ice cream and banana addition.

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Di January 28, 2009 at 6:27 am

Oh, wow! I skipped the icing in favor of some vanilla ice cream, too. But I didn’t think of adding caramel sauce. What a great idea! I’m going to make some tomorrow for something else, so I’ll have to try it with some of my remaining cake.

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kittymama January 28, 2009 at 3:18 pm

WOW. Just wow. WOW again.

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PhillyGirl January 28, 2009 at 6:04 pm

That picture stopped me dead in my tracks.. wow, just wow… The taste thoughts are tingling in my head.. warm cake, cold/melting ice cream, warm caramel sauce, bananas.. wow, this should be labeled “unsafe for work”!!

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Teanna January 28, 2009 at 7:27 pm

drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool….

excuse me.

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Manggy January 29, 2009 at 1:57 am

I don’t think it’s odd at all- makes perfect sense to me! And I gather you unequivocally agree, heh heh πŸ™‚

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Engineer Baker January 29, 2009 at 2:26 am

Whoa, hold on there. Gingerbread, bananas, chocolate, caramel, and ice cream? It’s like all my dreams coming true, just not near me. Sad πŸ™‚

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Gigi January 29, 2009 at 3:45 am

Wow wee does that look GOOOOOD!

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TeaLady January 29, 2009 at 4:31 am

Holly!!! That is the most decadent gingerbread I have ever seen. Fantastic.

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Jess January 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Whoa! I’ve seen many an attractive gingerbread photo over the past few days, but this is the first one that’s actually made me salivate a little. Yum!

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cakeflower January 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Now that looks yummy!

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Brilynn January 30, 2009 at 12:51 am

This looks wonderful! Although, I’ve made it with the chocolate on top and that’s pretty nice too.

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Jules Someone February 1, 2009 at 4:20 am

Seriously, that looks fabulous. I want some. Now.

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LyB February 1, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Holly, you’re my hero! I never even thought of putting caramel on top of the gingerbread, boy, I’ve been missing out. Your pics are fabulous. πŸ™‚

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