Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

Growing up, everyone in my family had their own flavor of birthday cake - Grandpa's was Angelfood with strawberries, my brother's was chocolate with chocolate icing, etc. This was mine. Devilsfood with a double dose of caramel icing. YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pour the boiling water over the cocoa and set aside to cool.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar, gradually adding the eggs. Beat until very light.
  3. Add the chocolate.
  4. Add the sifted flour and salt alternately with the buttermilk, adding the soda in the last bit of flour.
  5. Add the cinnamon and vanilla.
  6. Pour into a 9 X 13 inch pan.
  7. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.
  8. Optional: can use 3 layer pans and bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
  9. DO NOT OVERBAKE!

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