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Chocolate-Cinnamon Bundt Cake w/ Mocha Icing November 23, 2009

Filed under: cake — stacielk @ 1:07 pm
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I saw this recipe in one of the last Bon Appétit magazines that I received and I knew I would love it, with the combination of the unique flavors in a chocolate cake.  Sure enough, it was delicious! 

If you’re looking for a fun unique dessert, give this one a try!

Chocolate-Cinnamon Bundt Cake w/ Mocha Icing

1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
4 teaspoons instant espresso powder, divided
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups (packed) golden brown sugar, divided
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously brush 12-to 15-cup nonstick Bundt pan with oil. Whisk 1 cup boiling water, cocoa powder, and 2 teaspoons espresso powder in 2-cup glass measure. Whisk 2 cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat 2 cups brown sugar, 1 cup vegetable oil, and 1 tablespoon vanilla in large bowl to blend. Add eggs; beat to blend. Beat mixture until smooth, about 30 seconds longer. Beat in half of flour mixture, then cocoa mixture. Add remaining flour mixture; beat to blend. Fold in 1 cup chocolate chips. Transfer batter to prepared Bundt pan.

Bake cake until tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool the cake 10 minutes. Invert cake onto rack; cool 15 minutes longer.

Meanwhile, stir remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons espresso powder, and 2 tablespoons water in small saucepan over medium heat until sugar melts. Remove from heat. Add butter and remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips; stir until butter and chocolate melt. Cool slightly. Using spoon, drizzle icing over cake. Cool cake completely, slice, and serve.

Recipe from Bon Appétit


3 Responses to “Chocolate-Cinnamon Bundt Cake w/ Mocha Icing”

  1. ingrid Says:

    I definitely think cinnamon kicks up the flavor of chocolate!

  2. Juliana Says:

    Oh! This cake looks gorgeous…cinnamon and chocolate..what a combination of flavors!

  3. sweetie Says:

    chocolate + cinnamon = match made in heaven. i even put cinna. in my ccc’s! dorie greenspan has a recipe for a nice cinnamon squares w/frosting that look awesome. you can find the recipe online.

    thought you might like this: http://bunsinmyoven.com/2009/01/11/banana-coffee-cake-with-chocolate-chip-streusel-oh-my-word/

    yum, right?!

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