Shortcut Mexican Chocolate Cake

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South of the border, people add a little spice to their cocoa. Cinnamon is the secret ingredient, but some cooks also add a quick and very scant dash of cayenne pepper for heat.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 50 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • Boil a pot of water. Remove the label (but not the lid) from condensed milk and boil the can for 20 minutes, keeping the pot covered. Reduce the heat and simmer, still covered, for 90 minutes. Remove from water and set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, cinnamon, water, oil, and eggs. Combine with an electric mixer. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Open can of condensed milk and drizzle over warm cake.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • Boil a pot of water. Remove the label (but not the lid) from condensed milk and boil the can for 20 minutes, keeping the pot covered. Reduce the heat and simmer, still covered, for 90 minutes. Remove from water and set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, cinnamon, water, oil, and eggs. Combine with an electric mixer. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Open can of condensed milk and drizzle over warm cake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories480
Total Fat27g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol65mg
Sodium420mg
Total Carbohydrate59g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars42g
Protein7g