If you want to bake a cinnamon Cake that is as light and fluffy as a sponge follow this recipe and you will be in for a real treat! And check here for another great cinnamon recipe and to find out Why Cinnamon is so good for you.
Cinnamon Cake Recipe
- 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
Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Cream the sugar and butter till light and fluffy in a separate bowl, and then add the flour mix .Add milk vanilla and eggs, one at a time, beating very well after each addition.
Pour into prepared kugelhof tin, ring or small loaf pans, or both, ( it makes a large mix and could well make a standard cake and 2 small loaf tins, 1200 x500mm)
NB – the cake is light and will take longer to cook in the centre, hence my use of the ring cake tin!
Bake 180 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes (25 mins for small loaf pans)
Lay out to cool and decorate with icing of your choice, or cinnamon sugar and melted butter
*NB. Tip: Be careful turning out as it is so light, it can easily break. After cooling for 10 minutes on a wire rack, I invert a plate on the top of the cooked cake whilst it is still in the tin, then flip over and carefully lift off the kugelhof tin.