Chocolate orange gingerbread

This orange chocolate gingerbread is a mixture of flavors and smells that will flavor your kitchen with relish. The association of chocolate and orange is always a success, and in this recipe the spices allow to underline their strength.
Category : French cake
Difficulty : Easy
Servings : 8 people
Preparation time : 35 mins
Cooking time : 1 hr 15 mins
Total time : 1 hr 50 mins
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Chocolate orange gingerbread


  • Cake mold 25 cm long and 9 cm wide


  • 200 g honey
  • 100 g chestnut flour
  • 100 g cake flour
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 200 g dark chocolate 50% cocoa
  • 100 g butter
  • 25 cl milk
  • 180 g candied orange peel
  • 10 g gingerbread spice mix (cloves, cinnamon, ginger, four spices)
  • 11 g baking powder


  • Weigh the honey in a saucepan, add milk, brown sugar and spices. Mix with a whisk and bring everything to a boil.
  • From the first broths, remove the pan from the heating point. Off the heat add the butter cut into pieces and the chocolate. Mix to melt the whole.
  • In a bowl, sift together the chestnut (or rye) flour, T 45 flour and baking powder.
  • Pour my half of the mixture from the pan over the sifted dry ingredients, then mix with a whisk. When the whole is homogeneous, pour in the rest.
  • Mix again. Then, let stand for about 15 minutes.
  • After resting, add the diced candied orange peels then mix.
  • We bake this chocolate orange gingerbread in a cake mold 25 cm long by 9 cm wide that you will have buttered beforehand.
  • Pour the gingerbread mixture into the cake tin. Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 170 ° C. Monitor the cooking regularly.
  • On leaving the oven, wait 10 minutes before unmolding it on a rack. Then let it cool down.
  • Once lukewarm, wrap this chocolate orange gingerbread in cling film while tightening it. Let it stand 24 hours to develop its aromas.
  • The next day, all you have to do is cut it into slices and taste it!
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