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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake With Ganache Frosting

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake With Ganache Frosting

Ingredients

  • 9 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups minus 2 tablespoons unbleached pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (or 1 teaspoon habenero powder + ½ tablespoon ancho chili powder which is what i used)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 10 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter
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