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Chocolate Spice Cake Recipe

Chocolate Spice Cake

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8 inch round cake Change Servings
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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar. Add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  2. In another bowl, sift together the flour and spices. Blend these dry ingredients into the sugar mixture.
  3. Dissolve the soda in the sour milk, and add to the batter.
  4. Grate the chocolate, and add to the batter.
  5. Pour batter into a greased and floured 8 inch round pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 26, 2007

Someone requested a chocolate spice cake and this recipe was great. I added 2 tsp of choc cocoa and added a pinch of each nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 23, 2003

This was a very moist spice cake, but I think its name is misleading -- it's not chocolaty at all. You could probably leave the shaved chocolate out of it altogether and it might not even make a difference! I used buttercream frosting, but didn't care for that -- I think I'd use choc. frosting next time just so the cake lived up to its name a bit more. I'm not saying it wasn't good -- my husband really liked it! But it waas a spice cake, not in any way a chocolate cake. So, just be warned. :)

 

20 Ratings

Dec 23, 2002

This is a great recipe, it produces a very moist and flavorful cake. I've made it twice. I followed the recipe exactly the first time and got good reviews. The second time I doubled the recipe, used a 50/50 ratio of cake flour/all purpose flour, added 1 cup chocolate chips, baked 2-8" layers, and frosted with vanilla buttercream icing. This produced even better results. Everybody that tried it loved it.

 
Mar 26, 2008

Mmmm - double the chocolate, triple the spices, and this cake is Awesome! Especially good warm from the oven...

 
Jun 28, 2007

Excellent spice cake! I do agree with other reviewers that it isn't really chocolaty, but, still I thoght it was probably one of the best spice cakes I've ever tasted! Thanks! :)

 
Jul 26, 2008

I loved this recipe. Usually when I bake with butter I can't achieve anything as moist as this. And the hint of chocolate from the chocolate shavings was a nice added touch to the flavor. I baked it in an 8-inch square glass pan so it needed 30 minutes instead of 20, but that was the only change I made. I would definitely make this again. Delicious and easy.

 
Jun 27, 2003

I prepared this as a test for Thanksgiving and was asked to bake several more times as well as asked to give out the recipe to my mom-in-law, who loves to bake. It was a big hit to large crowd of hungry (and picky) eaters!

 
Mar 15, 2010

I doubled the recipe and made two, 8-inch square cakes. I used 2.5 oz. chocolate (because that's all I had) for the double recipe, but I melted it first to help incorporate it into the batter. I thought the cake was the perfect balance between chocolate and spice. It doesn't need any frosting; it makes a good snack cake just the way it is.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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