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This cake is always a show stopper!


1 tsp sugar
¼ c lukewarm water
1 Tbsp yeast
1 c lukewarm water
1 c oil
1/3 c sugar
2 eggs
4 c flour


¼ c cocoa and 1 c sugar (add more or less to taste)
1 Tbsp cinnamon and 1 c sugar


1 c icing sugar
1 Tbsp water

Dissolve first three ingredients. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and let the dough rise for ten minutes. Knead. Put into a greased bowl. Let double.

Roll dough 1/3rd at a time.

Sprinkle with filling. Roll into jelly roll. Cut into 2 inch pieces. Stand in greased spring pan or tube pan.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.