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Cocoa Marble Gingerbread

Details

Timing
Timing
Total:
Bake:
40 Min.
Prep:
15 Min.
Skill Level:
Beginner
Yields:
1 cake

What if we told you that you could add a chocolaty spin to your favorite wintertime treat? A warming mixture of ginger, cloves and cinnamon joins with everyone's favorite HERSHEY'S Cocoa to create this unique Cocoa Marbled Gingerbread recipe. All of the winter-inspired flavors marry together with sweet HERSHEY'S Cocoa to create a blissful, one-of-a-kind treat that's perfect for the holidays. Finish off your Cocoa Marble Gingerbread with a dusting of powdered sugar that looks like freshly fallen snow.

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Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
40 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup
    shortening
  • 1 cup
    sugar
  • 1 cup
    molasses (light)
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 cup
    boiling water
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • sweetened whipped cream (optional)
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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
bowl bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
1

 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

Beat shortening, sugar and molasses in large bowl until blended. Add eggs; beat well. Stir baking soda into boiling water to dissolve; add to shortening mixture alternately with flour and salt. Remove 2 cups batter to medium bowl; add cocoa, blending well. Add spices to remaining batter in large bowl. Alternately spoon batters into prepared pan; swirl gently through batter with narrow spatula or knife for marbled effect.

Baking Tip

Adjust the spice levels to suit your personal preference.

3

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature with sweetened whipped cream, if desired. 12 servings.

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