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Friday, March 7, 2014

Cinnamon Supper Cake


Cinnamon Supper Cake is my new go-to cake. I've made it three times in the past week because it's easy, delicious and, did I say easy?  The cake as described by one of my tasters is "a light and airy madeleine mixed with a light coffee cake."

It's made with basic ingredients that most of us have already: milk, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, vanilla butter and an egg.


The batter at the beginning looks curdled (and I beat the butter and sugar a long time, which is supposed to prevent this) but it will smooth out as you proceed.


See, I told you so!


I lined the pan with parchment so as to easily lift the cake from the pan.  You can also grease and flour the pan, and turn the cake out onto a rack about ten minutes after you remove it from the oven.


While the cake is still hot, brush it with some softened butter.  Or spread it with the back of a spoon.  Then apply the frosting.


The frosting is a simple mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon (the cake's namesake).  I put it in a fine strainer and tapped the sides to let it fall more evenly on the cake.



Production notes:  I used butter instead of shortening and served it at room temperature.



5 comments:

  1. Simple and delicious!
    Great recipe, Susan!

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  2. Love these simple old-fashioned cakes. I see you used butter in place of the recipe's shortening ... I would too, although I'm tempted to use half-butter, half-fresh lard. I know that'll sound weird to some, but I've learned the value of a little bit of lard in baking ... it's pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing! - Dean in San Francisco

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  3. The pic in your post looks so scrumptious! This cake reminds me of something I would've eaten as a child. Looking forward to trying it (maybe will serve w/some fresh fruit on the side too).

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  4. My 11-year old son baked this cake for us this morning for a Sunday breakfast treat. It was so easy, he needed no assistance at all. It turned out delicious and I loved the delicate texture of it.

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  5. Delicious! Saw this during Lent (all in my house gave up Sweets) and tonight it came in handy, quick, easy and tasty. Love the flavor, think I may double it next time for a 9x13 because it's finished already. Always find great things on your site. Thanks.

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