Cinnamon Chocolate Cake Recipe -
Cinnamon Chocolate Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 58 mins

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

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"No time to bake a great dessert from scratch? Embellish a regular chocolate cake mix with vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sour cream and get scrumptious results."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    38 mins

    58 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease sides and bottom of two 8-inch cake pans. Flour lightly.
  2. Blend all ingredients in large mixer bowl at low speed 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into pans and bake immediately.
  3. Bake 35-38 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pans on rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely before frosting.
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Feb 06, 2004

This is an excellent and fast layer cake. I whipped in up in no time - and it didn't last long on the table either! The cinnamon really gives it a great taste and with cake mix as an ingredient, you can't go wrong! I used vanilla frosting instead of the chocolate as I thought it would be too much chocolate. It was scrumptious!

Jun 01, 2006

I had some sour cream to use up, so I decided to try this recipe. I doubled the recipe and used a box of German Chocolate cake mix and a box of chocolate cake mix because that's what I had on hand. Instead of two-layered round cakes, I made two 9" x 13" cakes with my two boxes of cake mix. One can of chocolate frosting was sufficient to frost both cakes. This tasted like a good basic chocolate cake, but I didn't feel that the sour cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract did much to enhance the flavor of the cake. For tastier and lower fat ways to doctor up cake mixes, I recommend "Wonderful Banana Cake" and "Apple Cake III" from this website.


10 Ratings

Jun 11, 2008

This was the absolute BEST chocolate cake my family and I had ever had! The sour cream made it nice and moist, though it was very, very rich. If you don't like richness, I would suggest using a regular chocolate cake mix instead of the devil's food cake mix. I will definitely make this again!

Nov 17, 2004

Very easy with excellent results. Moist cake with hint of cinnamon that makes it really special!

Jul 19, 2008

I really liked this cake. I used cooled coffee from my morning joe in place of the water and it really perked up the chocolate taste. Frosted with a cream cheese frosting, which I think paired well with it. A chocolate icing would have been to much chocolate (is there such a thing?) for me.

Feb 14, 2004

Although very easy, this cake was delicious! the extra ingredients did help perk up the plain cake mix. I used fat-free sour cream to save calories, and it was still great.

Dec 18, 2009

Yum! I was looking for something that gave the taste of Mexican Hot Chocolate in the form of a cupcake, this worked perfectly. I made the recipe as listed and the batter made 24 cupcakes. I topped them with betty Crocker whipped milk chocolate frosting, got rave reviews. I will make this recipe again as cupcakes and as a layer cake.

Aug 18, 2009

this is one of the best chocolate cakes in the whole really not a chocolate fan but this cake is awesome wonderful 4 wowing guests.theyll wonder how you got it so moist!def a keeper.if you havent tried it you must.


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  • Calories
  • 426 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.7 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 446 mg
  • 18%

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

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