Chocolate Spice Cake? Why not? Add a few spices that blend well with the taste of chocolate, such as cinnamon and nutmeg, and get imaginative with the filling and frosting. How about cherry or raspberry jelly between the layers and caramel frosting with chopped pecans or walnuts added? That's pretty much a box of chocolates in a cake! I think it's perfect for the Holidays.
1Add spices listed above to your favorite chocolate cake recipe or chocolate cake mix prepared according to package directions.
2Bake as usual or according to cake mix instructions.
3Filling suggestions: cherry or raspberry jelly
Frosting suggestions: chocolate buttercream (optional: add 1 tsp. cinnamon), vanilla buttercream, cream cheese, German chocolate, caramel, 7-minute icing. Add chopped pecans or walnuts to any of the above frostings if desired.