Chocolate Spice Cake

When it comes to Valentine’s Day treats, it’s always something red. Red cake, red brownies, red cookies, red candies. Here’s a cake that is perfect for your Valentine and it’s not even red! A decadent, dense chocolate cake with some spice! Nothing better to top this cake off with, then some homemade whipped cream. This recipe is for a smaller cake, it’s only one layer from a 9″ square pan. Much more intimate, don’t you think? 🙂
A delightful dessert for lovers

Ingredients:
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/2 cup hot coffee
• 2 eggs
• 3/4 cup milk
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 2 cups flour
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1 tsp. cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat your oven to 350F.
Cream the butter and sugar.
Cream sugar n' butta
In a separate cup/bowl, stir the cocoa powder into the hot coffee and set aside to cool (even though it will smell incredible and you’ll want to drink it up!).
Cocoa powder and coffee
Add the eggs into the butter mixture, one at a time.
Then add the milk and vanilla extract until all ingredients are smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix all remaining dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg).
Alternate between adding the dry ingredients and the cocoa coffee mixture into the butter batter, until all ingredients are well combined.
Alternate coffee and dry ingredients
All set to bake
Pour the batter into a greased 9″ square pan and cook for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool before decorating with the whipped cream.

Ingredients for the whipped cream:
• 1 cup heavy whipping cream
• 1 tbs. confectioners’ sugar
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Ready for some whip

Whipped cream is super easy to make, just beat all of these ingredients together on high speed until you have soft peaks forming.
Mmmm Whipped Creeeeeam
Once the cake is nice and cool, you can decorate your cake however you want. I smoothed the whipped cream over the whole of the cake and added some flair to the edges. I finished off with some cinnamon drops for a little bit of Valentine’s Day red. Share this cake with your love, friends or family!
So romantic
Two slices, one plate

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Spice Cake

  1. mamacormier says:

    I made this for our Family Day dinner today. Instead of one big cake, I made individual cupcakes and iced them with pink buttercream icing so that my family could take them home. It was a small belated Valentine’s gift. They were a big hit. Easy to make and a treat to eat. Thanks for sharing.

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