Mexican Chocolate Cake

Mexican Chocolate Cake

Jazz up cake mix with a hint of cinnamon, creating a classic Mexican flavor combo.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:50

Hr:Mins

Makes

15

servings

Cake
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Caramelized Sugar Frosting
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup butter
4
to 5 tablespoons milk
3
cups powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan. Make cake mix as directed on box--except add cinnamon to cake mix. Pour into pan.
  2. Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. In 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat granulated sugar over medium-low heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly with wooden spoon and watching carefully, until sugar begins to melt. As sugar begins to melt, stir with wooden spoon until sugar is melted and golden brown. (Sugar becomes very hot and could melt a plastic spoon.) Remove from heat; carefully stir in butter and 1 tablespoon of the milk (mixture will become lumpy). Return to medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Cool 5 minutes.
  4. Add powdered sugar to caramel mixture; beat with electric mixer on low speed until well combined. Add 3 tablespoons milk, mixing until frosting is glossy and spreadable. If necessary, add up to 1 tablespoon more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Spread frosting over cake. Store loosely covered.
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Try Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy frosting instead of the homemade frosting.
Garnish cake with chocolate shavings.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 280mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 45g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.