Mexican Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Mexican Chocolate Cake
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  1. For Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Butter and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  3. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.
  4. Whisk buttermilk, butter, and cocoa powder in heavy large saucepan over medium-low heat until butter melts.
  5. Pour over flour mixture and whisk to combine.
  6. Add eggs and vanilla; whisk to blend.
  7. Pout into pan.
  8. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  9. Transfer to rack and cool completely.
  10. Run knife around pan sides to loosen cake.
  11. Turn cake out onto platter.
  12. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake.
  13. Press enough pecans onto sides of cake to cover.
  14. Sprinkle cake with remaining pecans.
  15. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; let stand at room temperature.) For Frosting: Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  16. Add cocoa, buttermilk, espresso powder, vanilla, and cinnamon; whisk until smooth.
  17. Remove from heat.
  18. Place powdered sugar in bowl.
  19. Pour hot cocoa mixture over.
  20. Using electric mixer, beat until smooth.
  21. Use immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2612.97 Kcal (10940 kJ)
Calories from fat 1735.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 192.84g 297%
Cholesterol 288.65mg 96%
Sodium 1266.78mg 53%
Potassium 2537.09mg 54%
Total Carbs 216.3g 72%
Sugars 117.87g 471%
Dietary Fiber 22.02g 88%
Protein 35.95g 72%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 28%
Iron 8.5mg 47%
Calcium 352.5mg 35%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 430.9 Kcal (1804 kJ)
Calories from fat 286.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.8g 297%
Cholesterol 47.6mg 96%
Sodium 208.9mg 53%
Potassium 418.39mg 54%
Total Carbs 35.67g 72%
Sugars 19.44g 471%
Dietary Fiber 3.63g 88%
Protein 5.93g 72%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 28%
Iron 1.4mg 47%
Calcium 58.1mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 67.5
  • 75

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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