Mexican Chocolate Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 20m
Ready In

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Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (196.8 g)
  • Calories 503.4
  • Total Fat - 11.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 313.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 102.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.3 g
  • Sugars - 69.2 g
  • Protein - 6.2 g
  • Calcium - 31.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Heat oven to 350F. Lightly coat an 8-in round cake pan w/non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

Combine all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl & stir until smooth. Pour into the pan & bake 30-35 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 3

Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 min. Remove from pan & cool completely.

Step 4

When the cake has cooled, whisk together the first 3 glaze ingredients. Start w/4 tbsp of water & add more water in sml amts to achieve desired consistency. Dip ea strawberry into the glaze & set aside. Pour the remaining glaze over the cake & arrange strawberries on top. Set aside to dry (about 30 min).

Step 5

NOTE #1: Prep Step 4 was repeated directly from the recipe, but I saw the strawberries as mainly a decorative element of color, listed them as optional & will leave that choice to you. If you don't use them, I suggest serving the cake w/a scoop of ice vanilla cream or dollop of whipped cream (dusted very lightly w/grd cinnamon if desired).

Step 6

NOTE #2: I made 3 adjustments to the recipe based on reviewer comments: 1) I reduced the amt of cinnamon, 2) I adjusted the cook time as most reviewers said it required longer to bake than suggested & 3) I suggested starting w/a smaller amt of water for the glaze as several reviewers said it was "runny". I hope you will trust my adjustments as valid.

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I’ve died and gone to heaven. So rich and moist and loved the spices. This is a variation on what we used to call “Crazy Cake” or “Wacky Cake”, with the addition of cayenne and cinnamon, and balsamic instead of white vinegar. Will be making this again. I skipped the strawberries.

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(28 Jan 2018)