Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Cake
Want to bake a cake, but tired of your same old recipes? Try out this Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Cake. Yes, you read that right, this cake has cinnamon in it, as well as a little bit of cayenne pepper too and it tastes so good. You may have heard of Mexican-style hot chocolate, and how they add some cinnamon and cayenne to spice it up, well, this is a similar idea, except with cake. The bitter flavor of chocolate, with the sweetness of the sugar, makes the earthy spices such a great match for exciting your taste buds. The spice in this cake is minimal, so it will not be overpowering at all, just a hint of heat. Another great thing about this cake recipe is that it has no eggs and no dairy in it, so if you're looking for vegan cake recipes, this is one recipe to try out. The next time you bake a cake, give this one a try.
This easy chocolate cake recipe will fill your house with the lovely smell of cinnamon. If you are looking for a bit of a twist on standard chocolate cake, this chocolate cinnamon cake recipe is just the cake to try. This cake recipe has cinnamon and cayenne in the mix for a cake recipe you will be sure to love. Using cinnamon and cayenne is a bit of a Mexican take on this popular cake recipe, and something that is often done in chocolate drinks. For the full cake recipe, you will want to take a look at the Grandmothers Kitchen site.
This chocolate cinnamon cake recipe is a pretty straightforward cake recipe to make when you are craving something sweet. With that said there are a few cake recipe tips that you want to follow to help ensure recipe success. To start, you always want to grease the cake pan and line it with parchment paper. The parchment paper is a bit of extra insurance that your cake will easily slide out of the pan and not break apart after cooling. Always allow for the oven to fully preheat before you put your cake in. It is important that the cake bake at the right temperature. Bake the cake in the center of the oven unless it is otherwise specified. You want to bake your cake recipe in the size of pan that is specified in the instructions. Otherwise, you may be looking at uneven baking, which will throw off your cake.
Make sure to use fresh ingredients for your cake recipe. Old ingredients will make the cake taste bad, and old leavening ingredients won't work. Make sure to not use any substitutions in the cake recipe, unless the cake recipe has been tested. Make sure that you are using wet measuring cups for wet ingredients and dry measuring cups for dry ingredients. It is also a good idea to check the freshness of your baking soda and baking powder.
You want to consider which mixing method that you are using. If the cake recipe calls for the cake to be hand mixed, and you use a hand blender, then you will need to mix less. If you are using a standing mixer, the cake will be mixed much more quickly. You always want to make sure that your ingredients such as eggs, dairy and liquids are as close to being room temperature as possible, as this will help to encourage proper mixing. To avoid a dry cake recipe you want to make sure and properly measure your dry ingredients as too much will leave your cake dry as they absorb moisture. Overbaking is another reason for too dry cake recipes, so follow the cake recipe instructions closely to ensure that you cake is not too dry. Make sure to measure your flour properly. You want to avoid dipping your measuring cup into the flour bag as this will press the flour into the cup, and you will have too much flour. It is better to spoon the flour into the dry measuring cup and then level off evenly. And to avoid over baking the cake recipe, there are three ways to determine if your cake recipe is done. The cake recipe should be slightly pulling away from the sides of the cake pan, the cake recipe should spring back when pressed gently, and a cake tester inserted into the thickest part of the cake recipe comes out clean. **
Makes one 8 inch cake
This is a printable recipe.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 /2 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
confectioners sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square baking pan.
In a large size bowl, stir together all dry ingredients.
Add in the water, vinegar, oil and vanilla. mix until combined.
Pour into pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until teaster inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove to wire rack to cool.
Just before serving dust with confectioners sugar and cut into squares.
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Nutrition Facts for: Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Cake From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: All purpose flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking soda, cayenne, salt, water, vegetable oil, white vinegar, vanilla.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 9 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 276, Calories from Fat 115, Total Fat 12.8g 20%, Saturated Fat 2.7g 13%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 172mg 7%, Potassium 108mg 3%, Carbohydrates 40.4g 13%, Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%, Sugars 22.4g, Protein 2.8g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 8%
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