This recipe for a chocolate version of spice cake is very moist and features prominent clove and cinnamon flavors.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
10
Yield:
1 - 8 inch round cake
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar. Add the eggs, beating well after each addition.

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  • In another bowl, sift together the flour and spices. Blend these dry ingredients into the sugar mixture.

  • Dissolve the soda in the sour milk, and add to the batter.

  • Grate the chocolate, and add to the batter.

  • Pour batter into a greased and floured 8 inch round pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until done.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 32.1g; fat 11.4g; cholesterol 62.1mg; sodium 155.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2003
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.:) Read More
(22)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2007
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. Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2003
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.:) Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
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. Read More
(17)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2008
Mmmm - double the chocolate triple the spices and this cake is Awesome! Especially good warm from the oven... Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2003
I prepared this as a test for Thanksgiving and was asked to bake several more times as well as asked to give out the recipe to my mom-in-law who loves to bake. It was a big hit to large crowd of hungry (and picky) eaters! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2007
Excellent spice cake! I do agree with other reviewers that it isn't really chocolaty but still I thoght it was probably one of the best spice cakes I've ever tasted! Thanks!:) Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2008
I loved this recipe. Usually when I bake with butter I can't achieve anything as moist as this. And the hint of chocolate from the chocolate shavings was a nice added touch to the flavor. I baked it in an 8-inch square glass pan so it needed 30 minutes instead of 20 but that was the only change I made. I would definitely make this again. Delicious and easy. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
04/02/2008
this cake shouldn't be called chocolate or spice cake. it was moist but anything with eggs and butter usually is. i dressed it up with a cream cheese (hint of orange) frosting and was good but i wouldnt make it again. i'd make a real chocolate cake (oe spice) for that fact. i also added 3 tb. of cocoa powder but it still wasn't chocolatey enough. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2005
the cake is perfectly moist but my family and i found that chocolate doesn't really go with the spice in the cake. the spices overpower the chocolate. but i love the moisture so i'm gonna replace the spices and put more chocolate instead. Read More
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