Ancient Egyptian Chocolate Cake



12 servings



1-3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. gound cloves
4 oz. semi-sweet baker's chocolate
1/2 cup brewed coffee (can be hot)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup butter
2 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Sift together the first 4 ingredients. Combine the coffee and chocolate over heat until chocolate is melted. Cool. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating each on in. Beat in the vanilla and the chocolate mixture. Then add alternately the liquid and dry inredients, beating well in between. Pour batter into 2 well greased 8 inch cake pans. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 1/2 hour. Cool cakes for about 10-15 minutes in pans before removing. Frost and fill the cake with the cinnamon whipped cream. Keep refrigerated, or add a little gelatin to the whipping cream to hold firm.

Whip Cream frosting:
Chill mixing bowl and beaters. Whip the cream until stiff, add slowly the vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon. Do not overbeat!

Author's Comments

The coffee flavor gives body - but is not noticable in the final product.

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7 Recipe Reviews


Stacie reviewed Ancient Egyptian Chocolate Cake on February 2, 2002

Why in the hell is this Ancient Egyptian? Like they had all those ingredients back then. Sounds like someone is slapping a "mysterious" title on a recipe so people will make it and be "cool".


michele reviewed Ancient Egyptian Chocolate Cake on October 29, 2002

Actually, all of the ingredients listed were available to the ancient Egyptians. Chocolate and coffee didn't get invented in the 21st century.


Cherasia reviewed Ancient Egyptian Chocolate Cake on October 18, 2003

Although chocolate was not "invented" after the 21'st century, the first contact the 'old world' had with chocolate was in the 1500's when Columbus 'discovered' the Americas. Until that time, chocolate was unknown to the eastern continents. It is highly improbable that the Egyptians used chocolate at all.


person reviewed Ancient Egyptian Chocolate Cake on January 27, 2004

maybe someone should justlook up the history of chocolate


michelle reviewed Ancient Egyptian Chocolate Cake on February 9, 2004

i personally think this cake would taste pretty good.i have to make for a school project. i haven't tried it yet but i guess i'll find out anyway.


Marie reviewed Ancient Egyptian Chocolate Cake on March 11, 2004

My frind and I made the cake for a school project,and it tasted pretty good, but, it came out a bit dry...


celes55 reviewed Ancient Egyptian Chocolate Cake on March 18, 2008

just add milk, a little more butter and it will be delicious.