Ooops. Yeah, I know – today is Tuesday and there is no TWD entry. No mouth-watering recipes from our beloved Dorie. No commentary with me falling all over myself trying to put into words how deep my love is for a certain dessert. Yeah none of that. I just didn’t get around to making the recipe this week. I know, I know – how very irresponsible of me. BUT – I did make this cake. A good ol’ chocolate bundt cake. Nothing fancy, or complicated – just tasty.

I got the recipe from Laure of Vintage Victuals the other day when I was searching for a good bundt cake recipe. I just bought a pretty new bundt pan – you know, one of those wobbly silicon ones, and wanted to put it to immediate use. This cake is chocolatey with a hint of cinnamon (which I love!), and really nice and moist. Although it’s mighty tasty eaten as is, I think it would be excellent with a glob of gooey chocolate frosting on top.

Thanks to Laure for sharing her family’s recipe with me!

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake
-Vintage Victuals

1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
5 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a large bundt pan with cooking spray. Put butter, water, oil, and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well. Then, add the buttermilk and baking soda. Mix together the eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small bowl, and add to the batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 25 minutes. Allow cake to cool completely in the pan.



  1. Yay, I’m so glad you liked it! Your new bundt pan made it look beautiful, too. Isn’t this cake moist and heavenly?


    Comment by Laure — March 3, 2009 @ 9:39 AM

  2. That is a beautiful bunt pan. I would have been itching to use it too!


    Comment by Nic — March 3, 2009 @ 12:42 PM

  3. Looks gorgeous and sounds delicious!


    Comment by Wendy — March 3, 2009 @ 1:55 PM

  4. Saw this on foodgawker this afternoon, and it’s just about ready to come out of my oven! This looks SO good… can’t wait to try it. It smells delicious…


    Comment by lifeasamama — March 3, 2009 @ 3:19 PM

  5. wow. that looks so tasty…. i also like the unusual shape of the pan! a nice take on the classic bundt!


    Comment by michelle — March 3, 2009 @ 3:40 PM

  6. that is a gorgeous bundt pan! *swoons in jealousy*.. and i must say, this recipe makes me feel like digging out my own soon for a bake!


    Comment by Sihan — March 3, 2009 @ 6:00 PM

  7. Wow, that looks so rich. I’ll sing to that! (by the way, I think buttermilk elevates so many recipes to textural heaven)..


    Comment by Kasey — March 3, 2009 @ 6:21 PM

  8. I love that pan! What a gorgeous cake.


    Comment by Tracey — March 3, 2009 @ 9:54 PM

  9. I LOVE the shape!! 🙂 And cinnamon + chocolate = HEAVEN


    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — March 4, 2009 @ 12:46 AM

  10. Now that’s one gorgeous bundt cake!!!


    Comment by Linda — March 4, 2009 @ 6:27 AM

  11. This looks incredibly moist! I love the shape!


    Comment by Sophie — March 4, 2009 @ 11:59 AM

  12. Looks fantastic! Must must make!!


    Comment by food librarian — March 4, 2009 @ 7:35 PM

  13. I love the combination of cinnamon and chocolate! That cake is stunning!


    Comment by Teanna — March 5, 2009 @ 8:21 AM

  14. Forget Dorie. That cake looks fantastic.


    Comment by Margaret — March 6, 2009 @ 11:19 AM

  15. Amy, I’ve made the cake 4 times!!! I love it. Just posted it. Thanks so much for sharing!


    Comment by food librarian — April 3, 2009 @ 7:14 PM

  16. this is awesome. I love it. Amazing!


    Comment by snooky doodle — April 4, 2009 @ 2:54 AM

  17. Would you be willing to share the name and style of the bundt pan?


    Comment by Food Minx — April 4, 2009 @ 5:28 PM

  18. Food Minx: I actually don’t remember what brand/style it is. I just looked and it doesn’t have anything written on the actual pan, either. I got it for like, 5 bucks at Tuesday Morning awhile back. So sorry I’m no help to you! I’m pretty sure most home stores have them, though…Hope you find something similar!!



    Comment by Amy — April 5, 2009 @ 8:35 AM

  19. Gorgeous cake & I *HEART* your bundt. Gor here from Food Librarian…you got a GREAT place here!


    Comment by deeba — April 14, 2009 @ 3:03 AM

  20. Davvero bellissima questa torta,ho tutti gli ingredienti,la preparo e ti farò sapere…..


    Comment by Nanny — April 25, 2009 @ 9:47 AM

  21. this looks amazing – is this dutch process or natural cocoa powder?


    Comment by lacey — June 6, 2009 @ 4:29 PM

  22. This looks amazingly tasty – I love the shape of your mold!


    Comment by Rhiannon — July 4, 2009 @ 6:37 PM

  23. when this comes out of the oven, should it still be a little liquid??? because mine is, so i popped it in the oven for an extra 5-10 minutes. but its still a little liquid!?!


    Comment by Constance — July 22, 2010 @ 3:07 PM

  24. Hmm, Constance – I would pop it back in for a couple more minutes. I don’t recall it being liquidy when I pulled it out. Better be on the safe side and give it 5 more minutes or so! Let me know!


    Comment by amy — July 22, 2010 @ 3:09 PM

  25. i put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes. it looked pretty much done but when i cut it, it had a liquid center. but to be honest: i didnt mind at all! it was soooooo good. i ate half of it alone and it broke my heart to share it! im sure it was just my bundt pan, which is rather small therefore the cake is way higher than yours and needs more time! or maybe its my lame-ass oven… whatever it was i will make it again!!! i love your blog, its one of my favourite 🙂


    Comment by Constance — July 25, 2010 @ 2:00 AM

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