Cinnamon Fudge Birthday Cake
Chocolate cake with layers of rich fudge and whipped cream make a supreme birthday dessert.
30 min.prep time
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk*
3/4 cup hot coffee
Filling & Frosting
4 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 pint (2 cups) whipping cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans; line bottom of pans with parchment or waxed paper; set aside.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.
Combine sugar, 1/2 cup butter and oil in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding egg and vanilla, until well mixed. Beat at low speed, gradually adding flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and coffee, until well mixed.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 30-32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely. Remove parchment paper.
Meanwhile, combine chocolate, 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1 tablespoon butter and corn syrup in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until chocolate is melted. Refrigerate 1 hour or until thickened.
Beat remaining 1 1/2 cups whipping cream in chilled small bowl at high speed until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; continue beating until stiff peaks form.
To assemble cake, place 1 cake layer on serving plate. Spread chocolate mixture over cake layer. Spread 1 cup whipped cream mixture over chocolate mixture. Top with remaining cake layer; frost with remaining whipped cream mixture. Store refrigerated.
*Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.
- For easier slicing, refrigerate cake about 20 minutes after it’s assembled.
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