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Chocolate Ancho Cake with Coffee Whipped Cream

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You might remember that I received a huge boxful of chiles from Melissa's last week.  I received around 14 packages of dried chiles! Three of those bags were ancho chiles and I decided to make my own chili powder.  You can see how I did that here.  What to do with over 8 oz of ancho chile powder?

ancho chiles cake

I baked a chocolate cake.

Yes, spices blended with chocolate are delicious in many ways.  I am sure I am going to share with you a new recipe for making mole and I am so excited about that.  But first, the chocolate cake.

I have made spice cakes before and I truly love mixing spices to get the right amount of flavor for the type of cake I am making. I love experimenting and that's what I did with this cake and it was delicious.  I made it easy, starting with a cake mix, but you bakers out there who have their own recipes for chocolate cake, make it homemade!

ancho chiles cake with coffee whipped cream

I have shown you before how to make a cake mix taste homemade. That's what I did here, using some of the techniques to get a better flavor on the cake.  

Chocolate Ancho Cake with Coffee Whipped Cream

3 eggs
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 c hot coffee
3 T ancho powder
1/2 c. cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350. Pour cake into mixing bowl. Add coffee, mix until well blended.  Let rest 3 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time and mix well before adding another.  Add in oil, ancho, and cocoa powder.  Beat for 4 minutes.  Pour into a prepared bundt pan.  Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Remove from oven.  Let cool completely.  Place a plate on the bottom of the bundt pan and swiftly turn over. You may need to shake the pan a bit to remove the cake.  Make coffee whipped cream.

Coffee Whipped Cream

1 c confectioner's sugar
2 T milk
1/2 c cold coffee
1 c whipping cream

In a small bowl, add the sugar, milk and coffee, stir until completely blended.  Whip cream to stiff peaks. Fold in sugar mixture. Pour over cake.

Chocolate ancho cake with coffee whipped cream

I seriously could eat the whipped cream on its own, but the cake is delicious, too.  Enjoy your cake and eat it too!

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