Recipe passed to me a few months ago by an aunt. Make sure to use high quality cocoa for a richer flavor. This will keep well in a fridge and can be reheated in the microwave (covered loosely with a paper towel or napkin).



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cinnamon Topping:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x12-inch glass baking dish.

  • Mix together sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon in a small bowl; set topping aside.

  • Combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and mix until well blended. Mix in vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift in flour and baking powder and blend until thoroughly combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

  • Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with 1/2 of the cinnamon topping. Spread remaining batter on top and sprinkle with remaining topping.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; 26.8 g total fat; 116 mg cholesterol; 248 mg sodium. 60.1 g carbohydrates; 6.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
This cake is perfection! Not overpoweringly sweet and absolutely easy to make. This recipe reminds you that not every cake has to be a tall layered cake with an inch of frosting to taste great. Thank you for a fantastic recipe! Read More