Cinnamon Spice Cake
Light and quick to prepare. That’s what you want in a tea time cake, right?
And that’s exactly what this cake offers.
Well, that and an incredible flavour too – which you almost wouldn’t expect from such a basic cake.
The cinnamon and nutmeg blend with the maple syrup nicely to create a warm, loving scent as this cake bakes.
One bite and you’ll be sold. (Which means you should bookmark this page now!)
Recipe makes one medium cake
315 grams (2½ cups) Cake flour
1½ tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
¼ tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Nutmeg
125 grams (1stick) Butter, softened
200 grams (1 cup) Brown sugar
3 med Eggs
125 ml (½ cup) Maple (or maple flavoured) syrup
180 ml (¾ cup) Milk
Icing sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350º F, Gas mark 4). Grease and line a round cake tin with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients and set aside.
In another (large) mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until pale in colour. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the syrup and beat. Fold the dry mix into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk until combined.
Spoon this into your prepared baking tin and bake for 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly in the pan before turning out and dusting with icing sugar.
Really good bit
If you don’t have any maple syrup to hand, use a mix of honey whisked with just a bit of warm water. And, why not try adding walnuts to the mix for something extra special.
From the notebook of Katie Schenk
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