Mexican Chocolate Cake

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Mexican Chocolate Cake 3.3 250 5 1
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 450 calories
    • Fat 12 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 312 mg
    • Protein 6 mg
    • Carbohydrate 87 g
    • Fiber 6 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 36 mg

Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly coat an 8-inch round cake pan with vegetable cooking spray.Combine all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Pour into the pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.When the cake has cooled, whisk together the first three glaze ingredients. Dip each strawberry into the glaze and set aside. Pour the remaining glaze over the cake and arrange the strawberries on top. Set aside to dry, about 30 minutes. 

Ingredients

  1. Check Cake:
  2. Check 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  3. Check 1 cup sugar
  4. Check 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  5. Check 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  6. Check 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. Check 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or ground Mexican chili powder
  8. Check 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. Check 1 cup cold water
  10. Check 1/4 cup canola oil
  11. Check 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  12. Check 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  13. Check Chocolate glaze:
  14. Check 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  15. Check 1/2 cup cocoa
  16. Check 6 tablespoons water
  17. Check 10 small fresh strawberries

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly coat an 8-inch round cake pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Combine all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Pour into the pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
  4. When the cake has cooled, whisk together the first three glaze ingredients. Dip each strawberry into the glaze and set aside. Pour the remaining glaze over the cake and arrange the strawberries on top. Set aside to dry, about 30 minutes.