How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour 2 - 9 inch cake pans.
  • Place cake mix, milk, oil eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla in mixing bowl. Blend with mixer for 1 minute. Scrape down sides and beat 2 minutes more.
  • Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  • Bake 28 - 32 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes. Run a dinner knife around the edge of each layer and invert ont a rack, then invert again onto another rack----so both are right side up. Allow to cool 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place cream cheese and butter in mixing bowl. Blend on low speed 30 seconds. Add cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla and 3 3/4 cups sugar. blend with mixer on low speed until all ingredients are moistened, 30 seconds. Add more sugar if frosting seems too thin. Increase the speed to medium and beat until the frosting is fluffy, 2 minutes more.
  • Place one cake layer, right side up, on a serving platter. Spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer, right side up, on top of the first layer and frost the top and sides of the cake.
  • Place this cake, uncovered, in the refrigerator until the frosting sets, 20 minutes. The store at room temp for 3 days or in the refrigerator for 1 week.

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  • smr10 4 years ago
    Frosting =10
    cake =3
    The cake was VERY DRY. It didn't rise at all. Next time, I will make the chocolate cake like it says on the box and add cinnamon.
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  • ttaaccoo 5 years ago
    me too! thanks!!! 55555
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  • christinamasalha 6 years ago
    this sounds sooo good. Im saving this for sure.
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    " It was excellent "
    cherublisa ate it and said...
    I have a pregnant friend who has been craving chocolate. I made this for her and we all loved it! She said it definately hit the spot. The frosting is amazing! Thank you!!!
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  • bellsd 6 years ago
    I made the frosting sans cinnamon for a different dessert- very yummy!
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    " It was excellent "
    michelle3975 ate it and said...
    This looks wonderful, I will definitey have to try this!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I made cakelady's yellow butter cake and put this frosting on top. Yummy!!
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  • softshellcrab 6 years ago
    I definitely will give this a try. Just who doesn't like cinnamon and chocolate. Yum
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  • purplekat 6 years ago
    Sounds wonderful!!!
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  • jayzee 6 years ago
    Wow, I cannot even think of words for how good that sounds!
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  • janabeth 6 years ago
    Oh my goodness! As crazy as I am for snickerdoodles and chocolate, just the title of this thing alone had my mind spinning! Great recipe! I can't wait to try it!
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  • judypatterson 6 years ago
    This sounds great.
    Will give this a try. Thanks for the post.
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