Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 18 mins

This is a favorite cake of my Dad's. I got this recipe from my Aunt Karen. The cinnamon in it really makes it good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To Make Cake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. You will need a jellyroll pan or a smaller cookie sheet with a rim around all four sides. You will not need to grease the pan.
  2. Mix the flour and sugar for the cake in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan bring the butter, vegetable oil, water and 4 tbs cocoa powder to a boil.
  4. Pour the boiling mixture over the flour and sugar and stir together.
  5. Add the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda and buttermilk and stir to mix well.
  6. Pour in the baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
  7. While cake is baking prepare the icing: Bring butter, milk and cocoa powder to a boil stirring constantly and then remove from heat.
  8. Add the vanilla, nuts and box of powdered sugar and stir well.
  9. Spread icing over cake while the cake is still warm.


Most Helpful

Mmmm...Very rich and chocolaty. I left out the nuts. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview March 06, 2014

Mine took double the time to bake (obviously my pan was too small, so my error). But this was absolutely fabulous - 10 stars!!! Where have I been living to not of made or eaten this? The cinnamon enhances the chocolate flavour while the pecans add another level to the overall dish. I will be making this again. I think this would be great for dessert with company. Thanks for posting Jenny!

cookingpompom October 17, 2013

OMG! Talk about a heart stopping and delicious! Just exactly what I was looking for! I substituted Almond Extract in the frosting....and it was devine! Also, baked it in a 9x13 and baked it for 25 minutes.....WOW! Gotta go get another bite!

GracieBires February 24, 2012

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