About this recipe: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.
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
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add to shopping list
Turn this recipe into a shopping list you can print, email, view on your mobile or shop online. It's free! Powered by Whisk.com
Method Prep:15min › Cook:30min › Ready in:45min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 30x45cm or similar sized tin.
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.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
I have made this cake several times now and it is wonderful, very tasty my family love it, I add a chocolate ganashe topping which makes it taste better I think, I didn't know you could buy buttermilk so I just add milk and it still comes out great, but it is in the oven a bit longer than half hour. - 28 Mar 2015