I will be making this for our sweet niece Zan
who graduates this Friday
with a Masters in Education! Yay Go Zan ! Mexican Chocolate Cake Recipe: makes one 8 inch round cake You will need: 1 1/2 cup of flour 1 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa 2 teaspoons of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chili powder 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1 cup of cold water 1/4 cup of canola oil 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 inch cake pan, set aside. In a large bowl,whisk all dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix well until batter is fully combined. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. I find I have to bake my cake for 40-50 minutes Probably my oven. Let cake cool for 10 minutes, remove from pan and finish cooling it in a wire rack. Chocolate Glaze Recipe (optional): Confectioner's sugar Unsweetened cocoa Cinnamon (optional) Water For the glaze, combine confectioner's sugar and cocoa using a 2 for 1 ratio (2 parts sugar, 1 part cocoa). Use small amounts of water by the spoon full to moisten it and bring to the consistency you want. I use 4T of water, 2/3rd cup of sugar and 1/3rd cup of cocoa. I also add 1/2t of cinnamon to it. This cake is so good and soooo easy!