Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Sweet Diva MJ

From Taste of Home. This is my absolute FAVORITE chocolate cake! We LOVE chocolate! We LOVE cinnamon! So a cake that has both is just heavenly as far as I'm concerned! It is not a good idea for me to make it, however. The last time I did, my kids went to bed knowing exactly how much cake was left. When they checked on it the next afternoon, there was considerably less cake in the pan than they remembered. They demanded to know where all the cake had gone. What could I say? When all else fails.......blame it on Daddy!

Top Review by Sassy in da South

I absolutely loved this cake when I first made it from my TOH magazine and it has become a favourite every since. I am so glad you posted it so I can it here at my fingertips. I love this particularly while still warm and with a big glass of milk. The only thing I do different is use 2 tsp ground cinnamon instead of 1 1/2. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients.
  2. In a saucepan, combine water, oil, butter and cocoa; bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Pour over dry ingredients; mix well.
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and baking soda; mix well.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured 15-in. x 10-in.x 1-in. baking pan.
  6. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Meanwhile, for frosting,combine the butter, cream, cocoa and cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is heated through.
  8. Remove from the heat; beat in sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  9. Stir in walnuts.
  10. Carefully spread over hot cake.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Yield: 24-30 servings.

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