Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by loof751

From an old church cookbook - this is a delicious home-made chocolate cake...

Top Review by Annacia

Whats not to love about cinnamon and chocolate? I used to make cinnamon chocolate cakes years back and DS always ask for them for his birthday when he was young. I followed the directions and got a lovely and yummy cake. I halved the amount and baked in an 8x8 pan and baked @ 375 for 20 mins and it was done on checking. Thanks loof, I have been looking at this recipe for years and I'm so glad that I finally gave it a try :D. Don't be shy, just jump in and love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift sugar and flour into a large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, mix 1/2 cup margarine, shortening, 4 tablespoons cocoa, and water. Bring to a rapid boil.
  3. Pour over flour/sugar mixture and mix well.
  4. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon vanilla and blend well.
  5. Pour batter into a greased 15x11 inch pan and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  6. To make topping, mix powdered sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup butter, milk and blend well. Stir in pecans.
  7. Pour over warm cake and use a warm knife to spread.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a