Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cinnamon Swirl Cake with cream cheese frosting

Keaton's birthday cake - I made this for the seminary kids this morning - it was a hit!
Looks like an average cake to me in the picture, but it is yummier than it looks - so moist and cinnamony ;)
I altered the ingredients from this cake recipe

1 cup+2 tbsp butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Cream butter with sugar until fluffy and combined. Add eggs 2 at a time.
6 eggs
2 tsp butter vanilla emulsion (can substitute vanilla extract)
1 cup sour cream

In a separate bowl, sift together:
2 cups flour
1 cup cake flour
1/3 cup corn starch
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1 small pkg dry cheesecake jello pudding mix
Add to batter just until mixed.

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp ground cloves
1/2 tbsp nutmeg
1/2 tbsp ground ginger
**(had some left over, I just saved it for snickerdoodles)
Sprinkle 1/4 mixture on bottom of parchment lined cookie/1/2 sheet pan. Spread batter out over top and then remaining topping - swirl into cake batter with a knife. sprinkle a few handfuls of turbinado sugar for a crunch on top if desired.
Bake 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
After cooled, frost.

Cream cheese frosting
1/2 cup butter
8 oz cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar (or less - just taste it so it doesn't get too sweet)
1 vanilla bean or 2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp milk
Half this recipe for this cake because you don't need it all either - just drizzle it over the cake.
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