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Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

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McCormick(R) & Company

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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  • Calories:
  • 426 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.7g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 446 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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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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!


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.


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!