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This cake is supermoist and unique. This same recipe I initially found in one of my cookbooks under "Southwest Chocolate Cake". The only difference was that the cookbook called for the addition of a 1/2 t. salt in the cake batter.
I too (per other reviewers) have used the sour milk method vs. using buttermilk with success. I felt this cake called for a lot of sugar, so I did reduce the original 2 c.called for by a half cup. It was still very sweet. The topping my cookbook calls for is also identical, with the exception that it calls for 7 oz. canned coconut. Try it, I think you'll like it!

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Larawithoutau April 18, 2011

Awesome cake! The cinnamon flavor is really good. I made this for a family gathering and everyone raved about it. Made for ZWT3 2007.

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Lainey6605 June 19, 2007

The cake was great!!! The chef kids preparing the dessert found the recipe easy to read and follow. Our guest were in awe of the flavor and the presentation. Thanks for such a great recipe.

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CAMPCHEFKIDS June 27, 2006

I too have been making this for years and it's SOOOO GOOD. The only thing I do different is substitute the sour milk for buttermilk.

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babygirl65 June 09, 2005

I made this as posted, except in two 9 inch pans. Texture was lovely, moist and fine. The flavor, however, was different from what I expected. It has an unusual, almost artificial tasting sweetness, probably from the sour milk. DS loved it, but DH, DD and I weren't so sure. I will make it again, but use regular milk and see if that helps.

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TCookie May 03, 2005

I have been making this cake for years and it is a real winner. I bake it in a jelly roll pan and it feeds a large group. It also freezes well.

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Darlene10 September 15, 2002

This is an easy cake to make, and the cinnamon gives it an intriguing flavor. Since the person I baked it for is expecting a baby in December, I poured about 3/4 cup of the batter into a stainless steel bowl, and the rest into a 9x13" pan. When cool, I placed the the rectangle on a purchased cardboard serving "platter". The sphere was removed from the bowl, and hollowed out a little. I also removed some of the cake from the center of the rectangle. I couldn't find a plastic baby, but did find a little plastic ape at a craft store, which I placed in the hollowed-out portion of the rectangle. I poured raspberry filling over the top, then covered with the sphere. The cake was then frosted. At serving time, we performed a "C-Section". It should be noted that the mother-to-be is a nurse, henceforth not squeemish about this procedure. Everyone at the table was "in stitches" with laughter. Pam Luna

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Puma June 27, 2002
Mexican Chocolate Cake