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HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Chocolate Gingerbread Loaf Recipe


50 Min.
10 Min.
Skill Level:
2 loaves

The perfect Christmas treat is recreated with this Chocolate Gingerbread Loaf recipe. Take a look at this easy to follow recipe here!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
10 minutes
Bake Time
50 minutes
Cool Time
15 minutes


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  • 1 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour (425 mL)
  • 1 cup
    lightly packed dark brown sugar (250 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda, ground cinnamon and ground ginger (each) (5 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, ground nutmeg and cloves (each) (2 mL)
  • 1 cup
    vegetable oil and buttermilk (each) (250 mL)
  • 4
  • icing sugar (optional)


Equipment Needed 
oven and stovetop Oven & Stovetop
loaf pans (2) 8-1/2x4-1/2-inch (1.5 L) Loaf Pans
parchment paper Parchment Paper
heatproof bowl Heatproof Bowl
saucepan Saucepan
mixing bowls (2) Mixing Bowls
wire rack Wire Rack

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch (1.5 L) loaf pans and line a thin strip of parchment down the length of each pan so that it overhangs the edges; set aside.


Melt 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Cool slightly.


Meanwhile, whisk the flour with the sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg and cloves. In a separate bowl, whisk the melted chocolate with the oil, buttermilk and eggs until smooth. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Stir just until combined. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips.


Divide the batter between the prepared pans. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes; use the parchment to lift the loaves directly onto the rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar (if using).


Reserve 2 tbsps (30 mL) of the unmelted chips to sprinkle over the batter in the pans before baking for a decorative top.

Cube the cooled loaf and layer with whipped cream and sliced poached pears for an elegant holiday trifle.

Tightly wrap the completely cooled loaves and freeze for up to 1 month.