Fudgy Hanukkah Cake

Author: Canadian Living

At Hanukkah, it's traditional to hand out small gifts of money (called Hanukkah gelt), either real or chocolate, to children. Tuck gold-wrapped chocolate coins into the batter to surprise your youngsters with a little treat.

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg whites
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cups strong coffee
  • 1/3 cup vegetabIe oil
Icing:
  • 1/4 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Edible gold flakes optional

Method

In bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In separate bowl, beat egg and egg white; beat in buttermilk, coffee and oil. Make well in sugar mixture; whisk in coffee mixture just until blended. Pour into greased 8-inch (2 L) square baking pan. Tap pan gently on counter. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean and cake springs back when pressed. Let cool on rack for 20 minutes. (Can be frozen for up to 2 months.)

Icing: In small saucepan, combine cocoa, sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in milk until blended, then corn syrup and vanilla. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook, whisking, for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened and glossy. Cool for 5 minutes. Spread evenly over cake. Sprinkle with glitter (if using).

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 255.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 45 g
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