Chocolate and Cinnamon Cake

    45 min

    A Mexican-inspired cake, which is incredibly moist, chocolately and lightly spiced with cinnamon. This recipe makes one large single layer cake. Enjoy as is or top with chocolate icing.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 110g margarine, softened
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 250ml water
    • 125ml buttermilk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 30x45cm or similar sized tin.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Add the margarine, oil, water, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla, mix until smooth. Spread evenly into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
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