Monday, February 9, 2015

Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cake

What is your favorite Chocolate combination?????

Mine are: 

  • Chocolate with Raspberries
  • Chocolate with Cinnamon
  • Chocolate with Strawberries
  • Chocolate with Mint
  • Chocolate with chocolate.....

For this Pre-Valentine's Day Dessert, I wanted to try something new. 

And, boy, Did I....

This cake is deliciously Moist, Decadent and So delicious...

The blend of Cinnamon in the chocolate cake and in the frosting make it something special. 

After crumb coating the cake and working with the frosting, I decided to put Chocolate Sprinkles on the bottom portion of the cake instead of trying to make a fancy design. 

Those who know me know that I have not mastered a smooth buttercream, so I am always looking for alternative methods of decorating a cake. 

To add a little texture to the top of the cake, I decided to use a spoon in order to add peaks to the top. 

Once cut, this cake was to Die For....

If you like Chocolate, then this cake is for you...


Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cake
- Adapted From: The Cake Doctor Chocolate Cookbook
  • 1 package plain chocolate cake mix
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 1 Milk Chocolate Hershey Bar, Melted
  • 3 large eggs or 3/4 cup Egg Beater
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For frosting: 
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 8 Tablespoons boiling water
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners's sugar
  • Dark chocolate candy bar for grating on top (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9" pans and set aside.
  2. Place the cake mix, oil, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and blend for three minutes, or until well-blended. Add melted chocolate. Mix well
  3. Pour evenly into two pans, smoothing with spatula.
  4. Bake for 28-32 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed with your finger. Remove and allow to cool for ten minutes. Remove from pans & then cool for another 30 minutes.
  5. Place the cocoa powder and boiling water in mixing bowl. Blend until combined. Add butter, cinnamon, and confectioners sugar, and finally vanilla. Blend until combined and icing looks fluffy. Add an additional ¼-1/2 cup confectioners' sugar if needed.
  6. Ice cake and press chocolate sprinkles if you desire.  


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