Friday, September 9, 2011

Recipe #39: Snickerdoodle Cake

This was another fabulous Pinterest find!  My hubster's favorites are Snickerdoodles, so when I saw this cake, I knew it was a must-try.  I think he's still in a sugar heaven from eating this thing!


Snickerdoodle Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups bakers' sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Line two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans with parchment paper, butter and flour the sides. Set aside.
  3. In small bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  Set aside.
  4. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition
  6. Add vanilla and combine
  7. Alternately add portions of the milk and the flour mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.  Beat well between each addition.
  8. Divide batter equally between pans and bake for 35 minutes, or until cakes pass toothpick test
  9. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and place back on rack to finish cooling
  10. Level each layer, then cut each layer into to thinner layers. 
  11. Frost & serve
Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Buttercream
  • 2 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  1. In large mixing bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until fluffy
  2. Add vanilla extract and combine
  3. Add 6 cups of the powdered sugar and beat, starting on low speed and moving up to high speed
  4. Add half & half and mix until well-combined
  5. Add remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar and beat, starting on low speed and moving up to high speed
  6. Continue mixing until well-combined.  Store in airtight container in fridge until ready to use.

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