If you can’t decide which kind of cake to make this holiday season, this Double Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Streusel Pound Cake will cover all your holiday bases!!
Dish Count :: 1 Mixing Bowl, 1 Small Bowl, 1 Mixer, 1 small food processor, 1 Loaf Pan
Raise your hand if you’re done Christmas shopping. No? Raise your hand if you’re not even sure what you want for Christmas yourself, let alone what you’re buying for your significant other. Guilty!! But I sure do keep finding everything I need for myself – like the stuff I didn’t even know I wanted! Somehow in the last two days, I have ended up with a new iPad, thrown in for practically free when I upgraded my new phone, and then a new desk, chair, and cutsie desk things for my “office”. Because I’m adulting all over the place. Now what is Ben supposed to get me? Or what am I supposed to get him?
The struggle for Christmas giving is most definitely real. Do you have any ideas?? Tell them to me, I beg you!! At this point, new underwear is most definitely an option I am considering just for something to wrap.
Ben and I are terrible at giving gifts to one another, but I think for the most part it’s a sign of being an adult – when we want or need something we have the luxury of just going out and picking it up right away, not needing to wait for a holiday to do it. Well, I should say *I* do it, Ben will resist the urge to spend a dollar on anything absolutely non-essential to his existence. I wish I had that problem.
Me buying a desk, chair, clock, lamp, and somehow ending up with a new iPad in the last two days have all but put him in a catatonic state. But I do maintain that I scored on the desk deal – I had a 25% off coupon! See, saving dollars and dimes all over the place. Boom.
I just won’t mention the new computer I have had my eye on…
If you’re looking to cook and bake your way through the holidays for gifts, this double chocolate chip gingerbread streusel pound cake is definitive sign of Christmas cheer. I brought this loaf into work and it brought good will to all, especially on a rainy Monday.
And that streusel though. A thing of beauty. I have been eyeing my friend Rachel’s Pumpkin Streusel Muffins for ages – because, Pumpkin – and used her streusel topping on this double chocolate chip gingerbread streusel pound cake, and it was magical. Just look at it.