Egyptian Chocolate cake with Peppermint
An Egyptian Chocolate cake, with the rich flavours of cinnamon, cloves and mint is magically enhanced with a cup of Hope & Glory’s Peppermint tea.
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Prep: 20min › Cook: 30min › Ready in: 50min
1 3?4 cups unbleached flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1?8 teaspoon clove, ground
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
1?2 cup brewed strong coffee
1?2 cup butter or 1?2 cup regular margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, large
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1?2 cup milk
CINNAMON WHIPPED CREAM
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1?4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1?2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves together; set aside.
Combine chocolate and coffee in small saucepan.
Cook over low heat until the chocolate is melted, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl, until they are light and fluffy.
Use an electric mixer set on medium speed.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in vanilla and chocolate mixture.
Add dry ingredients alternately with milk to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
Pour batter into 2 greased and waxed paper-lined 8-inch cake pans.
Bake in a preheated 350 ºF oven for 30 minutes or until cake tests done.
Cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes.
Remove from pans, cool completely on racks.
Chill large mixing bowl and beaters.
Combine cream, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon and beat with an electric mixer set at high speed until soft peaks form and mixture is thick enough to spread.
DO NOT overbeat or you will have butter instead of whipped cream.
To assemble the cake, place one cake layer on serving plate.
Spread with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.
Top with second cake layer.
Frost sides and top with remaining Cinnamon Whipped Cream.
Refrigerate until serving time.
Now, time for some tea!
Hope & Glory Peppermint
This refreshing tisane is 100% organic and naturally caffeine free.
Peppermint has traditionally been used to aid digestion, which makes this a perfect after-dinner drink.