Mexican Chocolate Cake with Mocha Glaze

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 35 min
Servings 12
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • Baking spray with flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsps. vanilla extract
  • MOCHA GLAZE
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup (6 oz. pkg) chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsps. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 tbsps. Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 tsp. instant expresso powder
  • 1 tsp. Folgers Classic Roast® Instant Coffee Crystals
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • GARNISH
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • Step 2

    HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray a 10-inch (12-cup) fluted tube pan with flour no-stick cooking spray.

  • Step 3

    WHISK together sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in large bowl.

  • Step 4

    COMBINE buttermilk, shortening and cocoa powder in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until shortening melts. Pour over flour mixture. Whisk to combine. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Step 5

    BAKE about 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.

  • Step 7

    COMBINE glaze ingredients in small saucepan over low heat. Cook and stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle warm glaze over cooled cake. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Serve.

Serving size
(1 slice, 1/12 of cake)

  • Calories 530
  • Calories from Fat230g
  • Total Fat 16g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 220mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 74g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 47g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet