DH and I really like ginger, in all forms; I put fresh ginger in my green tea, mmmmmm. So a big thank you to Heather of Sherry Trifle for a great choice. Anyway this gingerbread did not disappoint, I added candied ginger because I couldn't find stem ginger; and I went to the huge 99 Ranch Market that carries everything Asian, you would be surprised what they have! I'm not too sure what they do with some of the interesting things they carry, LOL. I'm not a huge chocolate fan, I know wierd, so I did not add it to the cake batter. I used my Mary Ann pan and should have baked it 5 minutes longer. The icing was very good, I didn't have any coffee, so I used some espresso powder mixed with water. Dorie suggested a bit of creme fraiche would go well with this bread. I really liked it with the creme fraiche but DH didn't care for it very much. If you would like to see more wonderful renditions of this recipe check out the TWD blog roll.