Scotch Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Anita Harris

This cake is SOOOOOO GOOOOOD!! It smells wonderful while baking and the cinnamon in the batter gives it an extra special taste. Not sure of prep time and baking time depends on the oven.

Top Review by mamakitka

This is a great cake...the smell is fabulous and the taste is very unique. When I was a little girl there was a restaurant we used to go to that served Scotch Cake. I loved it and when we moved from my home town I was never able to find it again. Though not exact, this cake is very similar. It's wonderful with freshly whipped cream on the side and a steaming cup of coffee. Thank you for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cake: Sift together the flour and sugar into a large bowl.
  2. Combine the butter, cocoa and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the cocoa and melt the butter.
  3. Add cocoa mixture to the flour mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  4. In a bowl combine the buttermilk, cinnamon, baking soda, eggs and vanilla; mixing well.
  5. Add buttermilk mixture to the flour/cocoa mixture.
  6. Beat until well blended (batter will be thin).
  7. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9 baking pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until cake tests done with a toothpick inserted in the center (if done the toothpick will come out clean).
  8. Spread icing over hot cake in pan.
  9. For icing: Combine the butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil; stirring until butter is melted and cocoa is dissolved.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and powdered sugar mixing well then add pecans and mix.

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