Chocolate Brownies Recipe – Gingerbread Brownies Recipe

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Recipe ingredients

Cake dough

  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • 200 g sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ⅓ tsp baking soda
  • 100 g spreadable butter
  • 2 tbsp gingerbread spice
  • 2 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 ml whole milk 3,5%

Filling & Decoration

  • 150 g plum jam quantity and flavor variety may vary
  • 100 g chocolate chips (dark)
  • 5 g spreadable butter
  • 100 g walnuts
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Simple and delicious chocolate brownies recipe and cake recipe of Christmas chocolate brownies or gingerbread brownies on our food blog and baking blog. The Christmas spices, such as gingerbread spice, baking cocoa and honey make the chocolate cake, which is served in small pieces, taste especially good in the pre-Christmas season.

Chocolate brownies recipe

Traditional and delicious chocolate brownies recipe with simple ingredients and easy instructions, step by step to follow and print. You can also serve this brownie cake as a whole cake if you prefer to have a big chocolate cake instead of small brownies.

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Instructions for making the brownies

Melt butter in a larger saucepan on a stovetop. Add gingerbread spice, baking cocoa and honey and stir to combine. Add eggs and milk and mix as well.

Prepare a mixing bowl with flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda and add the warm liquid chocolate spice mixture and mix.

It is best to put the finished dough on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and baking frame (about 20x30cm).

Bake at top and bottom heat on preheated 180 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. For the filling, the cake must cool down a bit, so that it can be cut once crosswise and folded open. Then spread the two sides with jam, depending on the desired amount, and fold together again.

Melt the chocolate and some butter in a water bath and spread over the cake. Now spread walnuts (as whole pieces or chopped small) on the still liquid chocolate. After the cake has cooled, cut it into small brownie pieces and store them in a tin.

We recently baked this traditional cake, which originated in Poland, in the beautiful country kitchen of the Lösch für Freunde Hotel for the Kloster Hornbach blog.

There is no time better to be together with good friends in the kitchen than during the pre-Christmas season. We enjoyed our time in the kitchen with the recipe for our delicious chocolate cake or Christmas brownies and had a lot of fun baking.

For us, this cake and chocolate brownies recipe is one of our favorite recipes from now on, which we would like to share with our readers. These gingerbread brownies will probably now become a tradition in our home and baked in the run-up to Christmas, along with vanilla crescents and macaroons.

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It smells during the preparation not only really delicious after Christmas, but makes thereby also directly a good mood. As soon as our brownies were decorated, we magically lured some of the house guests into our kitchen. Our delicious chocolate brownies recipe was only confirmed, which is simply the most beautiful thing when you have something prepared in the kitchen for guests and friends.

Delicious Christmas Brownies recipe

If you want to vary the chocolate brownies recipe a little you can of course add some cinnamon or omit the gingerbread spice after Christmas and use a little more baking cocoa. You can also omit the jam filling if you prefer cakes without jam. If you like it even sweeter you can also use a layer of chocolate spread for the filling.

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In our version, we put the chocolate frosting all over the cake and cut the cake into little brownie pieces before the chocolate had cooled. This creates a nice light chocolate glaze on each piece. If you like it even more chocolatey you can also cut small pieces first and then pour chocolate over each small brownie piece.

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Through our decoration with walnuts, the brownies still get a golden shine, which just fits perfectly with noble cake plates and makes the brownies look even shinier.

The finished chocolate brownies taste really delicious and let a good Christmas mood arise. For us, the brownies are something very special and, in addition to the Christmas taste, a great memory of really nice hours in Hornbach.

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Chocolate brownies recipe – Gingerbread brownies recipe

5 from 5 votes
Chocolate brownies recipe and gingerbread brownies recipe for Christmas brownies with gingerbread spice and chocolate as a sheet cake or cut into small brownie pieces. There is also a summer version when it is not winter.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Waiting Time 15 minutes
Baking time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Cakes, muffins, brownies & co
Cuisine American
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 146 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer
  • 1 dough scraper
  • 1 baking frame
  • 1 baking paper
  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 brush
  • 1 springform pan square

Ingredients
 

Cake dough

  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • 200 g sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ⅓ tsp baking soda
  • 100 g spreadable butter
  • 2 tbsp gingerbread spice
  • 2 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 ml whole milk 3,5%

Filling & Decoration

  • 150 g plum jam quantity and flavor variety may vary
  • 100 g chocolate chips (dark)
  • 5 g spreadable butter
  • 100 g walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a larger saucepan on a stovetop.
    100 g (3.50 oz) spreadable butter
  • Add gingerbread spice, baking cocoa and honey and stir.
    2 tbsp gingerbread spice
    2 tbsp baking cocoa
    2 tbsp honey
  • Add eggs and milk and mix as well.
    3 eggs
    200 ml (⅘ cups) whole milk 3,5%
  • Prepare a mixing bowl with flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda and add the warm liquid chocolate spice mixture and mix.
    200 g (1 ⅔ cups) all-purpose flour
    200 g (1 cups) sugar
    ¾ tsp baking powder
    1 ⅓ tsp baking soda
  • It is best to place the finished dough on a baking tray lined with baking paper and baking frame (approx. 20x30cm).
  • Bake in oven preheated to 180 °C for about 20-25 minutes. Start 25 minutes timer here
  • For the filling, the cake must cool a little, so that it can be cut once across and unfolded.
  • Then spread the two sides with jam, depending on the amount you want, and fold them back together.
    150 g (1 cups) plum jam
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  • Melt the chocolate and a little butter in a water bath and spread over the cake.
    100 g (½ cups) chocolate chips (dark)
    5 g (1 tsp) spreadable butter
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  • Now spread walnuts (as whole pieces or chopped small) on the still liquid chocolate.
    100 g (⅘ cups) walnuts
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  • Cut cake into small brownie pieces when cool and store best in a tin.
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Notes

For the winter brownies, the gingerbread spice fits perfectly. If you want to bake a summer version, it is better not to use any spice. Also recommended is a berry jam or orange marmalade. As decoration for the chocolate icing I recommend coconut flakes instead of nuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 93mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 126IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword birthday, cake, chocolate, Christmas, cinnamon, fudge brownies, nuts
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True, this cake tastes especially good at Christmas. However, with a few small modifications, it also tastes good in the summer. You can sprinkle coconut flakes on the chocolate instead of nuts. With the jam one chooses then strawberry as taste. The gingerbread spice is omitted completely and you have a summery chocolate cake variant.

The chocolate brownies recipe tastes great without the special spices and even without jam at all. Juicy and chocolatey delicious. Have fun trying it out!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate brownies recipe - Gingerbread brownies recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 126IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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