Buttermilk Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

    35 minutes

    A very moist chocolate cake the flavour is enriched with a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a touch of cloves.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 125g butter or margarine
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
    • 30g dark cooking chocolate

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. In a large bowl cream together the butter 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 bicarb soda in the buttermilk and add to the batter.
    4. Grate the chocolate and add to the batter.
    5. Pour batter into a greased and floured 20cm round cake tin.
    6. Bake at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes or until done.

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    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.  -  26 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  08 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  22 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)