Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Buttery Cinnamon Cake Recipe

First of all, sorry for the fuzzy pic.  I only took one because everyone was wanting to have cake and I didn't check to see if it came out clear or not.

Monday we did a lot of nothing!  We just hung out around the house and watched a movie or two.  That afternoon we were wanting a sweet treat and I was wanting to use what we had on hand.  So I found this recipe for Buttery Cinnamon Cake and it hit the spot!  I will warn you know this is not low cal at all.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Stir together the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening, 1 1/3 cups white sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating for at least 1 minute after each egg. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Remove cake from pan while it is still warm, and poke holes around the top of the cake with a fork. Pour the warm cinnamon syrup into the holes and onto the top and sides of the cake.
  4. To Make Cinnamon Syrup: In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, butter, water, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Heat and stir until butter melts. 
My only change was to sub butter for the shortening and I used a 9X13 pan instead of the bundt pan.  It only took about 30-35 minutes in the 9X13.
After the cake was already in the oven I read the suggestions on the recipe site about adding more cinnamon to the cake and the syrup, next time I will do that.
The cake was very good, everyone enjoyed it and it didn't last very long.  I do however think the extra cinnamon would give it some oomph. 

Linked to: The Thrifty Home , Me and My Bucket


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