Friday, February 20, 2009

Buttery Cinnamon Cake

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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and salt; set aside.
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.

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.

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.
The Results:
I got this recipe from I use it sometimes when I want a morning dessert. It is kind of like a coffee cake. It is super easy to make and tastes great right out of the oven. I ate this a couple morning with a cup of hot chocolate. YUM!


HoneyB said...

Looks and sounds yummy!

Sara said...

This cake looks so good, I love the idea of the cinnamon syrup.

Colleen said...

Butter, cinnamon, coffee cake - sounds perfect!

teresa said...

Mmm, this looks so warm and delicious, yum!!

Priscilla said...

This looks perfect, I'd love a slice!

Amanda said...

You know what I like best about this? I have everything on hand for it and wouldn't have to run to the store! Almost seems free doesn't it?!

i've started a new blog event called Thrifty Thursdays if you are interested in blogging along! :)

Maria said...

I love cinnamon anything! The cake looks great!

Dawn said...

this sounds so good. I will have to try this one.

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