Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake

a ridiculously moist and delicious Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake made from Mexican hot chocolate and dreamed up by my guest poster Sandee of Hooray!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake

This post is a guest post written by one of my best friends Sandee who recently started her own blog. She has more talent in her pinky than most of the internet and I tease her all day about it. I also call her the Elf, cause she never sleeps and still has energy to do amazing crazy things, “i got a whole 45 minutes and still had time to make this rocking chair!”


Hello there! I’m Sandee Sanford from Hooray. I live in sunny San Diego, CA with my little family of 4. I drive myself crazy with ideas of things I want to make. These ideas literally fester until I pay attention to them and make them a reality. So I had to start my blog as an outlet. I believe that we were born to create; Whether it’s making dinner for your family or painting a picture. My favorite way to be creative is to make things that celebrate those around me. For example, making a delicious cake for a favorite friend! But not just any cake… as you’ll see below!

Cinco De Mayo is a hard one for me. Don’t get me wrong…I like the holiday… it just usually sneaks up on me and then I either scramble to make something Mexican for dinner or promise myself I’ll just try to do it next year. This year I was wanting to do something festive other than the usual tacos. I had spotted the Mexican Chocolate at the grocery isle and had an instant craving for it. I thought it would be fun to make some kind of dessert out of it. I was planning on making a birthday cake for one of my best friend’s 30th birthday as well. So Mexican chocolate + birthday cake = this yummy treat to celebrate!

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We showed up at Meg’s house to surprise her with her cake. Happy 30th Meg!

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Mexican {Hot} Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 (4.4-oz.) bars of Mexican chocolate
  • (Abuelita Brand comes in a pack of 5)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • Mexican Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1 (8-oz.) package semisweet chocolate baking squares, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • {add more milk if too thick}
  • 2 tablespoon of light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

what to do

Microwave chocolate baking squares in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds. Also melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir until melted.

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time and beat. Stir in both melted chocolate, and vanilla until smooth.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into 2 round 8 inch pans. {Be sure to prepare pans by spraying with pam and coating it with flour.

Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cake cool for about an hour. Remove from pan. Frost the cake with the Mexican Chocolate Frosting.

http://colormemeg.com/2015/05/mexican-hot-chocolate-cake.html

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I hope you will check out Hooray! Some of my favorite posts are…

Cinderella Magical Play Date

Anthro Tassel Pillow Knock Off

Woodland Fox Baby Shower

Ricotta Cheese Cookies/Best. Cookies. Ever

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About Sandee

Hello there! I’m Sandee Sanford from Hooray. I live in sunny San Diego, CA with my little family of 4. I drive myself crazy with ideas of things I want to make. These ideas literally fester until I pay attention to them and make them a reality. So I had to start my blog as an outlet. I believe that we were born to create; Whether it’s making dinner for your family or painting a picture. My favorite way to be creative is to make things that celebrate those around me.

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