Mexican Chocolate Cake

This rich, fragrant cake is delicious with coffee or just a glass of milk.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 5 Tbsp. cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the salt; mix well. Add the vinegar, vanilla, and 1 cup cold water; mix with a fork.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9" square greased and floured cake pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool the cake to room temperature.
  • For the glaze, combine remaining cocoa and cinnamon, oil, corn syrup, and 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until all the ingredients are melded. Add the confectioners’ sugar. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove the glaze from the heat and beat until it is smooth and shiny. Spread over the top of the cake. Let cool before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 5 Tbsp. cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the salt; mix well. Add the vinegar, vanilla, and 1 cup cold water; mix with a fork.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9" square greased and floured cake pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool the cake to room temperature.
  • For the glaze, combine remaining cocoa and cinnamon, oil, corn syrup, and 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until all the ingredients are melded. Add the confectioners’ sugar. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove the glaze from the heat and beat until it is smooth and shiny. Spread over the top of the cake. Let cool before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories270
Total Fat2g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium150mg
Total Carbohydrate63g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars42g
Protein3g