If you are a cinnamon lover, this is the cake for you! It is sweet, soft, easy to make in three simple steps and completely delicious with a cinnamon glaze on the top and a cinnamon sugar swirled throughout the sponge.
Total cinnamon heaven. Enjoy!
Step One – Make a Basic Vanilla Sponge
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup soft brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350°F
Butter & flour cake pan and line with baking parchment at the bottom
Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer
Add the butter, eggs and vanilla extract – mix until smooth
Pour the cake mixture into a 9.5 inch loaf tin
Step Two – Make Cinnamon Sugar
4 tsp soft brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix together the sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake
Use a fork to swirl the cinnamon sugar into the top of the cake mixture
Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until the cake springs back to the touch
Leave to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then turn out and transfer to a cooling rack
Step Three – Make Cinnamon Glaze
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined
Pour over the cake and smooth to the edges when the cake has sufficiently cooled
You can leave the cake without the glaze to make it less sweet and perhaps more suited to a brunch / coffee morning. It will have a nice crust from the cinnamon sugar – either way, you get a really good cinnamon flavour that is marbled through the sponge cake.
What do you think? If you have a go at making my cake, let me know how it turns out!