Mexican Chocolate Cake

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

Today is my sons birthday, I always let my kids pick whether they want a store bought cake with all the frills or a cake made from scratch. He chose the Mexican cake, saying I like your cakes better mom...don't they just make your heart melt?..

He decided he wanted white chocolate chips on top, to give it some fanciness. It's a delicious cake, with a hint of cinnamon in the cake and the frosting.

Happy 13th Birthday son!

Enjoy!

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Serves:

12

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4
(1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c
butter
1 c
hot water
2 c
flour
2 c
sugar
1 - 1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/3 c
buttermilk
1 1/4 tsp
baking soda
2
eggs, beaten
1 tsp
vanilla

FROSTING

2
(1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/4 c
butter
1/2 c
milk or 8 tablespoons
4 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp
cinnamon ( i added a bit more )
2 tsp
vanilla
6 oz
white chocolate chips ,divided -( optional )

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan with non stick cooking spray.

In a large saucepan, melt the chocolate and butter in the hot water and bring to a boil.
2
Remove from heat and add flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk or heavy spoon ( will be quite thick at this point ). Then stir in buttermilk, soda, eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
3
Pour into baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until the top springs back when touched with a fingertip.
4
Make the frosting while the cake is in the oven.

In a heavy saucepan, melt 2 squares chocolate and 1/4 cup butter together.
5
Add powdered sugar, milk,, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, and 2 tsp. vanilla and beat well. You may need to add more milk or powdered sugar to reach the desired consistency: the frosting should be pourable.
6
When the cake comes out of the oven, let cool for 15 minutes, then pour the frosting over. Spread if necessary, and let the cake cool.


Note: If wanting to use the white chocolate chips, this is what I did...as soon as cake came from oven, I sprinkled 3 ounces on hot cake...let set for about 5 minutes, then poured the frosting evenly over cake...sprinkled remaining chips, and slightly swirled with a knife carefully not to cut into cake.
7
Delicious!

I will add a picture of the cut cake, once we cut it tonight..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtag: #cinnamon