Moist, rich, and chocolatey, flavored with cinnamon and espresso coffee. I first made this when I was 14 and it was gone in no time! It's still a family favorite!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
18 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 48 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
1 10x15-inch cake
Advertisement

Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan.

    Advertisement
  • Melt 1 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, water, and espresso powder; mix until smooth.

  • Combine white sugar, brown sugar, flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Pour in the butter-cocoa mixture, vanilla extract, 1/2 cup milk, and eggs. Mix until fully incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared baking sheet

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cake springs back when touched lightly with a finger, about 18 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack.

  • To make the icing, melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan or in the microwave. Transfer melted butter to a mixing bowl. Whisk in 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, coffee, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon milk. Slowly mix in the sifted confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth; add milk as needed to reach the consistency you like. Spread the icing over the cooled cake. For easier serving, score the icing before cutting the cake: mark lines as a guide before you start to cut, and divide the cake into 32 pieces.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 27.9g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 29.6mg; sodium 98.8mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (19)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2012
A delish cake for mocha and cinnamon lovers. The mocha and cinnamon go great together and weren't overpowering. A very good cake indeed. Just make sure to not over beat and over bake. The texture of the cake is light and fluffy. I dare you to try it! Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2017
This was terrible need more sugar Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2012
A delish cake for mocha and cinnamon lovers. The mocha and cinnamon go great together and weren't overpowering. A very good cake indeed. Just make sure to not over beat and over bake. The texture of the cake is light and fluffy. I dare you to try it! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2015
I followed the recipe perfectly other than I didn't make a sheet cake. I made a double layer 9 inch round cake. Turned out fabulous!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2014
The cake was delicious, even though I made a substitution: I used 8 oz. of strong coffee to substitute for the cup of water and espresso powder. I used the icing from Texas Sheet Cake V recipe, which is like fudge. Read More
(5)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2013
This is one of the best cakes I've ever tried! The coffee and cinnamon add an incredible depth of flavor to both cake and frosting! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2012
Great flavored moist delicious cinnamon mocha cake! Both the cake and the frosting were easy to make! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2012
This was a hit at the house. I made it earlier today and cut into it about an hour ago already two rows are gone. I followed the recipe exactly as written with the only exception that I kept in the oven an additional 5 minutes because the middle was quite jiggly. Will make again and again.. Read More
(2)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2014
Had this recipe years & years agobut lost it could not find one even close! Thank you my family loved it! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2012
I loved it! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2013
Mine came out dry so next time I will try taking out of the oven a little early to see if that helps Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2017
This was terrible need more sugar Read More