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!


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat 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.
2
Let cool in pans for 30 minutes, then remove from and cool completely. Frost with "Perfectly Chocolate" chocolate frosting.
3
For 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