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by Caitlin Saniga

I love how simple this cake is. I told myself, “I want cinnamon cake,” (had never had such a cake before), opened my cupboards and found all of the ingredients I needed.

Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk

Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Just a note: I use a 6-cup/8-inch Bundt pan, so that’s why my cake looks a bit small. If you follow the recipe, you’ll end up with with a regular 10-inch size.

To make the cake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 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 the butterg, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for at least 1 minute after each egg. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Pour the batter into a prepared pan.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let it cool in a pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack.

To make the frosting:

Place the cream cheese in the bowl of an upright mixer. Using the paddle attachment, soften the cream cheese. Gradually add butter, and continue beating until smooth and well blended. Add the confectioners’ sugar a bit at a time, and continue beating until smooth. Add the vanilla, and stir to combine.

Transfer the frosting to an oven-safe dish and place in the warmed oven to soften further, about 5 minutes.

To assemble the cake:

Transfer the cake to a serving plate. Pour the frosting over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides. Serve immediately, or store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Cake recipe adapted from: AllRecipes.com

Frosting recipe adapted from: MarthaStewart.com

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by Caitlin Saniga

I served this cake with homemade whipped cream and sliced fresh peaches. For the whipped cream, I used a small carton of whipping cream, about 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of almond extract. The peach-almond combo was nice and a little unexpected.

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon find salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 peaches, peeled, pitted and diced small
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and sliced peaches are optional

Whoops! The dark spot on the right side of the cake is a bubble in the batter. I should have rapped the cake pan on the counter a little more than I did. Don’t forget this important step!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 6-cup nonstick Bundt pan. Whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Toss peaches with remaining 1 tablespoon flour to coat. In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and 1 cup sugar on medium-high until fluffy and pale yellow. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in 2 additions, alternating with sour cream, and beat until combined. Fold peaches and vanilla into batter and transfer to pan. Tap pan firmly on counter several times to remove any air bubbles, and smooth top.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet; let cool 15 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature, with whipped cream and peaches if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe adapted from: MarthaStewart.com

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by Caitlin Saniga

I wanted a thicker glaze for this cake, so I used less juice and added some zest. P.S. My mom has mini-Bundt cake pans, so that's what I used. (But a lower cook time is definitely needed. I'd say 40 minutes or so.)

For the cake:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for the pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated tangerine zest, plus 2/3 cup tangerine juice (from 7 tangerines)
  • 3/4 cup orange-flavored yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoons tangerine zest, plus 2 tablespoons tangerine juice (from 1 tangerine)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt cake pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until it’s light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the tangerine zest and juice. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with two additions yogurt, and beat to combine; beat in the vanilla. Transfer batter the pan, smooth the top with the back of a spatula, and firmly tap pan on a flat surface to remove air bubbles.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 30 minutes. Invert the cake onto a rack set in a rimmed baking sheet and let cool completely. (With a serrated knife, trim cake to sit flat, if necessary.)

Make the glaze by whisking together the confectioners’ sugar and tangerine juice until smooth. Spoon the glaze over the cake and let set 1 hour. Store covered at room temperature until you serve it.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe adapted from: Everyday Food

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