This cake makes a great “grown up” chocolate cake, with the cinnamon giving a slightly more sophisticated taste. It doesn’t matter if it’s slightly undercooked as it goes lovely and Fudgy in the middle.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup oil
5 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup yoghurt or buttermilk
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1tsp vanilla extract
1 pkt chocolate chips (optional)
For the Cinnamon Glaze
60g sifted icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 Tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 175C/350F/gas mark 5
Grease either 2 loaf tins or a large bundt tin.
Put the butter, water, oil, and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan and heat to the simmering stage so everything is well combined, then remove from the heat.
Meanwhile, sieve together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl, then stir in the sugar.
Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well, then add the yoghurt and mix again.
Mix together the eggs and vanilla in a jug, then add to the chocolate mixture, along with the chocolate chips and stir well.
Pour the batter (this is going to be very runny) into your prepared tins and bake for approximately 55 minutes.
To make the glaze, put the icing sugar, cinnamon and 1Tbsp of the milk into a small bowl and mix, adding more milk a little at a time until it’s just pourable, then pour over the cake.