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
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.