This is a wonderfully moist cake which goes very well with many kinds of sauces.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Thoroughly grease bottom and sides of a 2-quart heat proof mold or 9 inch bundt pan. Sprinkle with white sugar and tap out excess.
n large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and blend well.
In separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, cinnamon and baking soda; add to butter mixture alternately with milk until well blended. Stir in the chopped nuts.
Spoon batter into a greased mold. Cover with piece of greased aluminum foil, greased side down. Fold down edges of foil around rim; fasten securely with string.
Place a rack in la large kettle or pot; pour in water to top of rack. Heat water to boiling; place mold on rack. Reduce heat. Cover kettle and steam cake over simmering water for hour and 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. (Add water, as needed, during steaming to keep water at rack level.) Remove mold from kettle; cool 10 minutes on wire rack. Run tip of sharp knife around edges; invert on serving plate. Serve hot accompanied with sauces of your choice.