Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Cooking Thursday

 Here's a recipe that's new to me.  I like the combo of cinnamon and chocolate so I thought it would be good and it was!

Mexican Chocolate Loaf Cake

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
8 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
Powdered sugar (for garnish)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray (or butter and flour) and set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, cinnamon, cayenne, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk until everything is combined. Set aside.
In a bowl of an electric mixer (or using a handheld mixer), cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the sour cream and mix thoroughly.
Add the eggs one by one, followed by the vanilla extract. 
Add one third of the flour mixture followed by one third of the chocolate. Repeat and beat until everything is combined. The batter will be very thick.
Bake for 60 – 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  (Be careful not to overbake.  This is a moist cake and I found that if the toothpick was completely clean, the cake was dry)
Cool on a baking rack.
Lightly dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!


Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh yum, this looks wonderful! And because it has cinnamon in it, I would count it as a healthy breakfat food!! they sell Mexican hot chocolate mix; I have some. And it would go perfectly with this. You post the best recipes!

Cheryl’s Sunlit Pathway said...

Yummy homemade chocolate desert

Sandi said...

Chocolate and cinnamon together does sound good!

Suemn said...

That cake does look delicious!

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Terri D said...

This sounds and looks delicious! A nice dessert for a taco night!! Thanks, Mari. Saving this one!

Dianna said...

Oh my! That looks SO good...I mean, who doesn't love chocolate and cinnamon, right?

happyone said...

That looks delicious.

Kim said...

Mmmm...I bet your house smelled amazing, too!

Jenny the Pirate said...

WOW this looks fantastic. I have copied it and now am wondering if I have all the ingredients to make it tonight! Thanks, Mari! xoxo

A Joyful Cottage said...

You had me at "chocolate", Mari. Looks wonderful! xx