Thursday, December 3, 2009

Homemade Vanilla Cinnamon Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

I'm going to share with you this cake recipe I made today for my son's birthday. He wanted me to make him a cinnamon cake. Well,the kind from a box are good but....they crumble easy. So,I searched the Internet and found this recipe...I did tweak it a bit. He loves cream cheese anything so,I knew he would love the icing! The cake came out great! But it was heavy,not light like most of the cakes I make. The icing was really good,very rich though. But I didn't like the two together!! I know sounds crazy,but the cake was good just by itself and the icing I think would be better on a different cake!?!!?I don't know,maybe I'm just weird! But the kids really liked it,only one child couldn't eat it all because he said it was too rich. I think I will play around in the future to see if I can lighten it up a bit! Anyways hope you enjoy!! Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like it!! Thanks for stopping by!

Vanilla Cinnamon Cake

4 eggs,
2 sticks of butter (softened)
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2-4 tablespoons cinnamon (depending on your taste,I used 4 tbls. !)
1 1/2 cups milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a bowl mix together the following ingredients:
butter (softened)
Cream together well,then add the rest of the ingredients.Pour into cake pan,bake for 40-50 minutes in 350 degree oven (I started checking mine at 35 min).

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

3-6 oz. cream cheese (softened) ...(depending on your taste,I used the whole block!)
1 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla
4 tbsp. milk

1-2 tsp. cinnamon (depending on your taste....I used 2 tsp.)
1 cup sugar (I used confectioner's,but the recipe just said sugar...mine came out good!)
Cream together softened cream cheese and butter.
Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Spread on cooled cake.(My cake was still slightly warm!)

1 comment:

Mama G said...

Yum, this cake sounds SOOO good! I am definitely going to have to try this soon!