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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Mexican Chocolate Cake....muy delicioso!

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.
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)

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. For this cake, I used less than 1 cup of sugar and half that amount of cocoa. I also added a pinch of cinnamon to it.

This cake is so good and soooo easy!


collin said...

Looks nice and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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Jingle said...

smart and yummy!