Cooks with Passion

Isn't that what it is all about. PASSION. We love to eat. We love to get people together to eat. We love meeting places to eat. We just love eating.
I look forward to making that special thing that makes everyone smile.
Hope you enjoy my favorites.

D e n i s e


Chicago Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

Out of my favorites out of my "Ivory favorites" recipe book.  A real treat.  I just love cinnamon and chocolate together!

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
6 Tablespoons milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans, optional

Mix flour and sugar in large bowl.  Bring butter, cocoa, and water to boil in saucepan.  Pour over flour mixture and mix well.  Add buttermilk, soda, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs and salt and mix well.  Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan.  Bake 30-35 mins. @350*, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Bring the first 4 ingrs. for glaze to boil.  Remove from heat and add powdered sugar gradually.  Pour over warm cake.  Add nuts if desired.