Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Brown Sugar Chocolate Cinnamon Cake












This Cake started out as your average cinnamon tea cake! thats untill I found I'd no white sugar so used brown sugar, then the top cracked which meant I couldn't do the usual cinnamon butter topping. what to do with a seriously cracked cake that still tasted great?? In a moment of inspiration (yeah right) I covered the top in chocolate & sprinkled with raw brown sugar. seeing that The Rolling Stones classic Brown Sugar was going through my head I feel its appropriate to send this to Elly for her Eat To The Beat event

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 180g cubed butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • extra brown sugar (raw) for sprinkling on top
NOTE I used a basic chocolate icing to top the cake then sprinkled with raw brown sugar.
you can spread melted butter over cake then top with sugar as per a usual cinnamon cake!

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 20cm-round cake pan with baking paper. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa and cinnamon together. Fold in alternately with milk in 2 batches. Spoon into pan and smooth surface. Bake for 1 hour or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  3. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Carefully turn out onto a wire rack.

5 comments:

Happy cook said...

Looks super delicious

Elly said...

Great entry and I love that song. I'm so surprised no one has used it yet! Thanks for participating. The cake looks so yummy!

Donna said...

Yummy!!!!! Happy day Sweetie!!hughugs

Candy said...

Well, it turned out delicious looking!

Cooking and the City said...

thanks Happy Cook, your a sweetie :-)

Elly, thank you its such a fun event! I really enjoyed taking part :-)

as always thanks Donna :-)

Candy, thanks for your sweet comment :-)