Before I head off to enjoy the “Bonfire Night” treats in my house I wanted to share the recipe for the Chocolate Gingerbread which I made up this morning. Normally, my children will struggle with traditional gingerbread which has black treacle included in it so I tend to remove the treacle but this morning I decided to make some gingerbread with a twist that the children seem to like.

Chocolate Gingerbread Recipe.

Recipe by V.DaleCourse: Cakes, traybakes and cake decorating, RecipesCuisine: traybakesDifficulty: Easy


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A Bonfire Night special.


  • 75g black treacle

  • 75g golden syrup

  • 160g soft spread

  • 100g dark brown sugar

  • 100g caster sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 120g plain flour

  • 1tsp baking powder

  • 2tsp ground ginger

  • 1tsp mixed spice

  • 80g cocoa

  • 100g chocolate chips

  • icing sugar for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to Gas 4.
  • Line a baking tray.
  • In a pan, weigh out the sugar, syrup, treacle and soft spread and heat to melt the soft spread. Stir constantly.
  • Remove from the and add the eggs.
  • Beat the mixture before adding the flour, spices, cocoa and baking powder.
  • Transfer to the tray and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top.
  • Bake till the mix is set on the top.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Dust with the icing sugar and slice into 16 even sized pieces.


  • Nutritionally, one slice contains 234 calories, 11.5g total fat (15% daily total fat), 32.1g total carbohydrate (12% daily total carbohydrate), 1.9g fibre (7% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).

I based this recipe on my brownie recipe but changed a few parts of it. The final bake had a consistency of brownies and looked like brownies but when you bite into it you get a hit of ginger and spices followed by the warmth of the treacle and a liquorice kick but when combined the cocoa and chocolate chips it is yummy.  I added the treacle to the recipe as I love black treacle and don’t use it enough in my baking. This traybake will be a welcome addition to the table tonight after a feast of hotdogs, chips and lots of yummy snacks. Also I have made some Vegetable Broth in the slow cooker which I will be serving with dumplings. I can’t wait and I will share some photos later.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the chocolate gingerbread recipe and let me know what you think.

I have added my Sweet Mincemeat Tarts and  Fruit Cakes to my webshop but I will be adding some other sizes for these cakes with different prices tomorrow. These products will be made available as gluten free very soon so watch this space.