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Spicy Mexican Brownie Cake

With a cayenne kick and plenty of cocoa, this Mexican Brownie Cake is sure to become a spicy new favorite.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

Cake

1 1/4
cups butter, softened
3/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
4
eggs
2
cups granulated sugar
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup milk
1
tablespoon vanilla

Frosting

1/3
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup crema (Mexican-style cream) or sour cream
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups powdered sugar
1
to 2 teaspoons milk
Unsweetened baking cocoa, if desired

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour. In small bowl, stir 1 1/4 cups butter and 3/4 cup cocoa until blended. In large bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer on high speed 3 minutes. On low speed, beat in remaining cake ingredients and cocoa mixture, just until blended. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top edge of cake just begins to pull away from sides of pan. (Top may appear irregular with slight dips in some spots.) Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat 1/3 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in crema, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy, scraping bowl frequently. On low speed, add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in milk, one teaspoon at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Frost cake. Sprinkle lightly with cocoa. Store in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
72g
72%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
58g
58%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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