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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.


  1. Simple and delicious!
    Great recipe, Susan!

  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

  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).

  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.

  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.