Chocolate Chip Gingerbread with Orange Hard Sauce

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  • 15|min prep time
  • 1|hr|30|min total time
  • 16 ingredients
  • 9 servings

Gingerbread

3
eggs
1/2
cup molasses
1/4
cup sugar
3/4
cup buttermilk
1/2
cup butter, melted
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ginger
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon cloves
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Sauce

2/3
cup powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
tablespoon orange juice

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8 or 9-inch square pan. Beat eggs in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Gradually add molasses and sugar, beating until well blended.
  2. 2 Add buttermilk and melted butter; mix well. Add all remaining gingerbread ingredients except chocolate chips; beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into greased pan.
  3. 3 Bake at 350°F. until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For 8-inch pan, bake 43 to 53 minutes; for 9-inch pan, bake 30 to 40 minutes. Cool 20 minutes.
  4. 4 In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and 1/3 cup butter; beat with electric mixer at low speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in orange peel and orange juice.
  5. 5 To serve, cut gingerbread into squares; place on individual dessert plates. Spoon about 1 tablespoon sauce over each serving.

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