A sweet guest post by an equally sweet and lovely person, Heather from Heather Eats. This was a special simple cake made for me by my friend for my birthday this week. Thank you!!
SIMPLE Cinnamon Cake
Spices sometimes get a bad rap. I know whenever I told my Mom I like a little spice in my food she instantly thought I meant that I liked hot food. But what I really meant is that spices add flavour to make things interesting. If you grew up in a house where bland mince and tatties were served often you would understand what I mean.
One of my favourite spices is cinnamon. It’s versatile and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. It packs a hot punch when needed but it can also make a sweet cake. There is nothing more pleasing than breathing in the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon. It fills the house with warmth.
That is why I would like to share this cinnamon cake recipe with you to make for your loved-ones. It is very easy to make and uses common staples found in every cupboard and fridge.
You may have noticed that there are some words bolded throughout my story. This is not an accident. You see, I have this thing for anagrams. My little quirk is often overlooked and under-appreciated but I still like to come up with just the right combination of words. It always brings a smile to my face when they flow off my tongue.
Spices instantly make pleasing loved-ones easy. SIMPLE. So, here is my SIMPLE Cinnamon Cake recipe.
¾ cup of soft butter
¾ cup of granulated sugar
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
¾ cup of milk
Non-stick baking spray
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In the bowl of a mixer, add butter and sugar and mix together on high speed. Stop when the mixture is combined
- Beat the 2 eggs in a separate bowl using a fork.
- Start the mixer again at medium speed and slowly add beaten eggs. Stop when mixture is combined.
- Remove bowl from mixer and add flour, cinnamon and milk. Sit ingredients together until just combined.
- Spray cake pan with non-stick baking spray. I was itching to use my new heart shaped cake pan but a 9X9 square cake pan would work just as well.
- Pour batter into cake pan. Using a spatula even out the batter and smooth the top.
- Put in oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Insert a toothpick into the middle and if it comes out clean, you are done.
- Let cool in cake pan for 10 minutes.
- Gently turn pan upside down over a cooling rack and let cake fall on top. Let cake cool then enjoy!
With lots of love from Heather at Heather’s EATS, Eating and Tasting Stories