During the New Year holidays, many people bake gingerbread. And to be honest, I really love them for their aroma and taste, but I don't like to mess with them. So I chose this recipe, where everything is made much easier, and the taste is simply amazing. In general, the original recipe is called gingerbread cake, but through the whole kitchen I could not find a round shape, as they say "cleaned up, so cleaned up". So I made it in a cake mold, and it didn't really look like a cake. Although it did not affect the taste. So if you like chocolate cakes, this recipe will definitely appeal to you.
Prepare all the necessary ingredients for making a gingerbread cake-cupcake.
In a saucepan, add sugar, cocoa and mix. Add the butter and pour in the milk. Put everything on medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook until smooth. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. In general, this can be done in advance, for example, in the evening, and in the morning will prepare a cake-cake.
In a bowl, combine the flour, spices and baking soda. I have a special spice mix for gingerbread, you can add spices to your taste.
Combine both masses and mix until smooth. Do not beat, but just mix.
Add the jam to the dough. You can take any thick, homogeneous jam or jam.
Separate the whites and yolks. Add a pinch of salt to the whites and whisk until thick peaks form. Continuing to beat, add the yolks and whisk for another 1-2 minutes.
Put the beaten eggs in the dough and mix everything carefully, from bottom to top, until the dough is smooth.
A baking dish, preferably round and with a hole in the middle and a diameter of 24 centimeters, I have for a cake 25*12 and a height of 8 centimeters, brush with vegetable oil and sprinkle with flour. Transfer the dough to it and smooth it out.
Place in a hot oven and bake for 40-50 minutes at 180 degrees, until the skewer is dry. Remove the mold from the oven and allow the cake to cool completely before removing it.
For the glaze, heat the cream, but do not boil. Remove from heat, add butter and chocolate. Mix everything until smooth.
Pour the finished icing over the cooled cake-cake.
While the glaze is not frozen, decorate the surface. I did it with cranberries, coconut shavings and rosemary. Place in a cool place until the glaze is set.