Double Chocolate Chipotle Chili Cake

Cook time: 40 Min Serves: 9 x 13 or 3 layer cake
3 eggs, stand at room temp for 30 mins.
2 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c hershey’s special dark cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 c butter, softened
2 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c milk
3 oz baking chocolate, semi-sweet, grated
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp chipotle chili powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease either a 9 x 13 oblong pan, or three – 8×1 1/2 inch. round pans. (I use Pam type butter flavored spray or Baker’s Joy when making cakes).
3. In medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, Chipotle chili powder and salt. Set aside.
4. In large mixing bowl beat butter for 30 seconds on medium to high. Gradually add sugar 1/4 cup at a time beating after each addition. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat on medium an additional 2 minutes.
5. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter mixture, beating after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
6. Alternatly add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture, beating on low after each addition until just combined.
7. Beat on medium to high for 20 seconds. Stir in grated chocolate.
8. Divide the batter between the prepared pans (or place in pan if using oblong). This batter will be quite thick.
9. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
10. Cool in the pan(s) for 10 minutes on wire rack.
11. Remove from pan(s) and finish cooling on wire rack.
12. Frost with Especially Dark Chocolate Frosting (recipe on site), or your favoite frosting. If, desired top with a dollap of whipped cream and some shaved chocolate.
Last Step: Don’t forget to share!


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