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Mexican Chocolate Cake with Mocha Glaze

Prep Time:
15 min

Cook Time:
35 Min

Servings:
12 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

Prep Time:
15 min

Cook Time:
35 Min

Servings:
12 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • CAKE
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 1 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 C. buttermilk
  • 1 C. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • MOCHA GLAZE
  • 1/2 C. light corn syrup
  • 1 C. (6 oz. pkg) chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 tsp. instant expresso powder
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • GARNISH
  • 1/4 C. sliced almonds

DIRECTIONS

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray a 10-inch (12-cup) fluted tube pan with flour no-stick cooking spray.
  2. WHISK together sugar, flour, Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon, Clabber Girl® Baking Soda and salt in large bowl.
  3. COMBINE buttermilk, shortening and cocoa powder in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until shortening melts. Pour over flour mixture. Whisk to combine. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. BAKE about 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.
  5. COMBINE glaze ingredients in small saucepan over low heat. Cook and stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle warm glaze over cooled cake. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving size
(1 slice, 1/12 of cake)

  • Calories 530
  • Calories from Fat230g
  • Total Fat 16g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 220mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 74g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 47g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet