Jennifer Davick
Prep Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour
Cool Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Makes 12 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Place chocolate morsels in a small microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30- second intervals.

Step 2

Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Add melted chocolate, beating just until blended.

Step 3

Sift together flour and next 3 ingredients. Stir together buttermilk and crystallized ginger. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.

Step 4

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan to wire rack, and cool 1 hour or until completely cool.

Step 5

To freeze: Wrap cooled cake tightly with plastic wrap. Wrap loosely with aluminum foil. Freeze up to 1 month.

Ratings & Reviews

Keiko123's Review

March 18, 2013
Wonderful, simple, and nice blend of spicy and sweet. Candied ginger was easily found at our oriental store in a small packet for $1.50 and it chopped up to a perfect half cup. Ended up using butter and flour for the pan as I had no shortening but still came out perfect. A keeper and easy to make

slaventure's Review

July 29, 2011
This was very moist and delicious. I didn't realize crystallized ginger was so expensive, so I only used half of what was called for and added a little extra ginger powder. Still really good!

Daniellecancook's Review

December 01, 2010
What a different, original way to include ginger in a dessert. Wonderful, rich, froze well. A big hit!