Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cinnamon Cake

I made the cinnamon cake. It makes the whole house smell divine and rather festive.

So I made another one. We wanted to EAT the first one! It is the easiest and lightest cake to make and absolutely delicious. This is my children's favourite cake.

As you can see. The cake was still warm when we cut the first slice. Who cares.

So, because I am nice, here is the recipe for you to try. I am not up to the Pioneer Woman's standards, but even I can post a recipe. And I have not forgotten the butternut soup one. It is coming!

Cinnamon Cake

2 Cups sugar

3 cups flour (ordinary cake flour)

3 eggs

I teaspoon Baking powder

pinch of salt

half a pound of butter

1 cup milk

Cream the sugar and butter till light and fluffy.

Add the egg yolks one at a time and beat well.

Add the sifted flour, baking powder and salt alternating with the milk.

Whip the egg whites till stiff and fold into the cake mixture gently.

Pour into greased tube or springform baking tin.

Mix 2 tablespns sugar, 1 dessertspoon cinnamon and 1 rounded dessertspoon butter till crumbly, and sprinke over cake mix.

Bake at 180C (350F) for 45mins to 1hour. The cinnamon mix sometimes sinks into the cake and leaves wonderful crunchy cinnamony bits.

Perfect. Delicious. You need to go and make one now.


Kelli said...

It sounds delicious! I'm adding it to my my recipe box :)

vicky said...

Linds, I'm Vicky..just a reader..don't have a blog yet..came across your blog while reading Pioneer Woman's comments on her blog..(isn't she something?!) I want you to know that I am enjoying reading about you and your family. I love your new room..a space just for you. I recently did that in my house..made a space just for me. It has given me a place to go..just me. I felt for you when I read about your pre-new job jitters. It's hard when everything inside you is saying no, no, no..but for no apparent good reason. My solution has been to go ahead. go to the job. If you still feel the same after a week or so...quit. You were looking for a job when you found that one. Also, I make a cake very similar to your cinnamon cake. Yum! We call it coffee cake here. A cake you eat with coffee, I guess. Did you know that you can pour about half of the batter into your pan...sprinkle your cinnamon mixture all over and then add the rest of the batter and sprinkle more cinnamon mixture. Yum again. Hey, sorry I wrote so much. I live in East Texas, USA. Hope your week goes well.

Susie said...

Hi Linds,
This looks yummy and easy too! I'll let you know if I make it!
Your studio looks so light and airy. What a perfect space that is "just for you"

Isabelle said...

No time to make cakes, alas, but was thinking about you and your new job. Hope it went well and the ambivalent feelings subside, though frankly I feel ambivalent about mine every morning...

The room looks great! What was it before? I maybe ought to know but as ever I'm in a big rush and haven't time to remind myself. I have to go up to spend the night with my mum right NOW.

At A Hen's Pace said...

So happy that your big project is finished!! I know so well that domino effect you described, where once you paint this, you have to paint that, etc. Hope you find time to tie up all the loose ends soon!

Yum....the cinnamon cake does look delicious!! Now, are you going to post about Christingles? (Did I get that right? Didn't go back to look it up.) The deadline for the Carnival is noon Tuesday, but I'll be working on it Tuesday evening, so feel free to submit it after you get home from work!

Hope you're having peace about that, one way or another.



Anonymous said...

Bang goes the diet - gotta make that cake!!


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Yes, I think I do need to bake one right now.

I've been reading your blog for a while now and have enjoyed it immensely. Your adventures with teaching have been great fun to read.

(I'll let you know if it is a success...I've been known to botch recipes rather well.)