New Year's Chocolate Cake

Karen Thiemermann

By
@kmtaylor56

This is a rich chocolate cake I adapted from the Hershey's cocoa recipe. The addition of cinnamon adds a richness and flavor all it's own. The addition of Mexican vanilla is my signature secret ingredient. If you can't get your hands on Mexican vanilla, use a high quality vanilla. A special cake, indeed!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1 3/4 c
flour
3/4 c
unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
2
eggs
1 c
milk
1/2 c
vegetable oil
2 tsp
mexican vanilla
1 c
boiling water

PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1 1/2 stick
melted butter
1 c
cocoa, unsweetened
4 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
milk
1 1/2 tsp
mexican vanilla

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9" cake pans.Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.Beat for 2 minutes. Add boiling water, (batter will be thin).Pour into pans and bake for 30 min.
2Let cool in pans for 30 minutes, then remove from and cool completely. Frost with "Perfectly Chocolate" chocolate frosting.
3For frosting: add cocoa to melted butter. Add milk and powdered sugar alternately and beat till smooth. Stir in vanilla. Spread on cooled cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy