Chocolate Spice Cake

Pumpkin pie spice and a splash of root beer accentuate the cocoa flavor in this snack cake recipe. It's a spice cake unlike any you've tasted.

Chocolate Spice Cake
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 cup root beer or stout beer

  • ½ cup sour cream or plain yogurt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 13x9-inch baking pan. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium. Whisk in cocoa and pumpkin pie spice. Add the root beer. Whisk sour cream, eggs, and vanilla into root beer mixture.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Stir root beer mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Spread evenly into prepared pan.

  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar. Serves 16

Chocolate Stout Spice Cake

Prepare as above, except substitute stout for the root beer and increase sugar to 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
14g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 141mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 33mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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