Chocolate-Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Chocolate-Cinnamon Swirl Cake

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).
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x12-inch glass baking dish.
  2. Step 2

    Mix together sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon in a small bowl; set topping aside.
  3. Step 3

    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.
  4. Step 4

    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.
  5. Step 5

    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.