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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Mocha Spice Cake

Mocha Spice Cake
a Kristin Cruz original


1 1/4 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 whole egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 tsps baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4  tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups 2% milk
4 1/2 tbsp baking cocoa
1/4 cup espresso powder
1/4 cup kahlua
1/2 cup chocolate syrup

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Combine flour, baking powder, espresso powder, baking cocoa, and salt. Stir and set aside. I put these all in a gallon ziploc bag and let Gabe shake it up to mix it. Then I had sweep up the flour that flew through the kitchen because I forgot to say SHAKE ONLY...don't smush and tug and pull the bag.
3) Cream 1 1/4 sticks butter with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Add eggs and mix until combined. Add vanilla and kahlua and mix. Add flour mixture and milk (with the chocolate syrup mixed in) alternately until totally incorporated.
4) Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and a 9 inch loaf pan. Pour in batter.
5) Bake cake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes clean.


John said...

I know a lot of folks who don’t eat eggs (they’re allergic, for health reasons, or concerns about animal cruelty). Here’s an awesome site that gives tips on cooking and baking without eggs: http://EggFreeLiving.com

Jen said...

is that the cake you are fed-exing me? yes?

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Ooooo, that sounds wonderful! I might actually give it a shot. (you know me and baking)

Sheliza said...

WOW! I think this cake sounds amazing and looks so yummy! I am not big into chocolate but the Kahlua has sold me! :)