The cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne make this cake Mayan. The milk, butter and cocoa simply make it delicious.
Dairy Farmers of Canada
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large mixing bowl
- Medium mixing bowl
- Rubber scraper
- 10-cup (2.5L) Bundt pan
- Small saucepan
- 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) all-purpose flour
- 2 cups (500 mL) granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup (175 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
- 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking soda
- 1-1/4 tsp (6 mL) ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
- 1 cup (250 mL) milk
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla
- butter for greasing the Bundt pan
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) corn syrup
- 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Butter a 10-cup (2.5 L) Bundt pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, butter, eggs and vanilla.
- Pour the milk mixture over the dry ingredients, whisking until smooth (the batter is liquidy).
- Scrape into prepared pan.
- Bake for 35 to 40 min or until a cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
- Let cool in pan on rack for 20 min. Invert cake onto a rack set over a baking sheet to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, whisk together cocoa powder, sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan.
- Whisk in milk and corn syrup.
- Whisking continuously, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, whisking occasionally, for 30 sec until thickened.
- Whisk in vanilla.
- Pour over top of cake, letting excess drip down sides. Let cool.
Variation: For a celebration cake, after you’ve iced the cake, top with chocolate curls.
Cooking tip: For a higher cake, try using a smaller or differently shaped Bundt pan and adjust baking time accordingly.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Don’t forget that eating in a healthy way doesn’t mean depriving yourself, but rather finding balance and pleasure in the foods you love.
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