Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chocolate-Cinnamon Sundae Cake

Earlier this week, I mixed up my own homemade baking mix.  I'm trying little by little to make more things from scratch and to rely less on prepackaged/processed food.  This mix will be a great time-saver for me in the kitchen.  The first thing I tried were biscuits because typically that is what I use baking mix for.  I have a Bisquick cookbook, though, and decided to peek through it and see if I could find something sweet to whip up.  This chocolate cake looked so good so I had to try it!  In the cookbook, it is suggested to serve this with ice cream and a chocolate cinnamon sauce,  (hence the name "sundae" cake), but I wasn't prepared for that.  Instead, I whipped up a batch of my favorite chocolate cinnamon frosting to go on top!  You can find the frosting recipe HERE.  Chocolate-cinnamon perfection!

Chocolate-Cinnamon Sundae Cake

adapted from:  Betty Crocker's Bisquick Cookbook

1 1/3 cups baking mix (find the recipe HERE)
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. baking cocoa
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 egg
2/3 c. milk
3 T. butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8x8 square pan.  Beat all ingredients in mixing bowl until well-blended.  (I mixed by hand, but will try the mixer next time in order to incorporate the baking mix a little more.)  Pour into pan.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 

NOTE:  I used a 9x9 pan and it only needed to bake for 15 minutes.