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Mexican Chocolate Cake

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Add a kick to delicious chocolate cake by making our recipe for Mexican Chocolate Cake. Start with a boxed cake mix and add cinnamon and cayenne pepper for a perfectly sweet and spiced chocolate cake. This may very well become one of your new favorite chocolate desserts recipes!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (18-1/4-ounce) package chocolate cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup water
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Stir cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and balsamic vinegar into prepared cake batter, then pour into prepared Bundt pan.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake cool 15 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and water until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cake and let sit until firm.


  • Think it's strange to add balsamic vinegar to a delicious cake recipe? Don't worry, you won't taste it in the finished product and your Mexican Chocolate Cake will be nice and fluffy!

  • If you'd like to add another flavor to your cake glaze, check out our how-to video featuring some easy tips and tricks on making glaze!

  • Try our Quick Tres Leches for another Mexican dessert recipe!


Crazy CakeLooking fo another totally delicious chocolate cake recipe? We suggest our recipe for Crazy Cake, which is sometimes called Wacky Cake - go ahead and find out why! 


For more ways to "spice" up a box of chocolate cake mix, check out our collection of Incredible Chocolate Cake Mix Recipes.






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Mexican Chocolate Cake? This is nothing more than a Baytown Cake baked in a bundt pan minus the pecans. Bundt is a good idea though.

husband is gathering the ingredients as i write .looking forward to trying this and adding my ooooohhhhhhh soo good!

I just made this cake. It is a nice switch from regular chocolate cake. I enjoyed the cinnamon and cayenne pepper combo. I will increase the cayenne pepper to 1 tsp next time.

I'm trying this today have house guests..

I made this for my son's Grooms cake with Kittencals Chocolate Icing. It was a HUGE hit!

This is really good - a little heat and sweet chocolate - GREAT!! I didn't use the drizzle - but added a drop of cool whip with fresh cut strawberries!

Sounds good, I love mexican hot chocolate, this should be just as good. Will be trying this.


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