Sweet chocolate gingerbread babka made with Chuao gingerbread chocolate bar for a truly decadent treat. This chocolate wreath is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings with family.
There is something about a loaf of swirly bread filled with chocolate that makes me deliriously happy. I've been craving this bread for months and finally gave in to those cravings. And half the bread is gone already. No regrets though cause this chocolate gingerbread babka was worth every single calorie.
Ack! The "c" word. I try not to use that word too much around here cause who wants to think about cal-you-know-what when you are trying to get your munch on, ammiright?
The inspiration to make a chocolate gingerbread babka came when I received a few Chuao chocolate bars (hint: we are giving away a few at the end of this post!) and saw their chocolate gingerbread flavor.
What I love about Chuao chocolate bars is they aren't simply a flavored chocolate bar. No, they really love playing with building up flavors with mix-ins to give the chocolate more depth and textural contrast which gives it a really nice mouth feel. The Chuao gingerbread bar had crunchy bits of gingerbread in the chocolate, and I played that up by adding a few more to the filling, plus adding fresh ginger. I also infused the babka dough with vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon so you get a lot of flavor in each bite.
Rolling out the chocolate gingerbread babka is incredibly simple, but gives the bread such a beautiful look. I've been playing around with adding different types of content to the blog and decided to make a gif of that process for you. It's not bad for only my second time, if I do say so myself.
You can create one large wreath like what you see here, or you can divide the dough in two and create two smaller wreaths for easier sharing.
One lucky person will be able to receive a selection of Chuao chocolates. I've tried them all, and these are some of my favorite (but its really hard to choose!) The giveaway is open to US residents 18+ and ends 12/30. To enter, Follow Chuao on Instagram (@chuaochocolatier), then comment below with your username. For additional entries: Follow Chuao on Twitter (@chuacochocoholic) and comment with your username. Follow me on Twitter (@cookiedesire) and comment below with your username. You can also comment below sharing your favorite candy!