Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

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!

Annacia February 19, 2012

Was pretty good. I do like cinnamon and chocolate together. It was just a bit too much cinnamon for DH and I, but we still enjoyed this very much. I didn't have a 15x11 pan so I used a 9x13 it worked but the cinnamon burned a little. If I were to make again I would lower the cinnamon and adjust oven temp to 375 degrees and cook a few minutes longer. Thank you for posting. Enjoyed by all. Made for 1-2-3 Hit wonders Nov 2008

barefootmommawv November 16, 2008

I made this for photo tag spring 08'. This cake is right up my alley as I love cinnamon and chocolate together! One of my favorite combos.... My DD and I had a piece almost right out of the oven and it was delicious! Thanks for posting!

my3beachbabes May 31, 2008