Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well the New Year is here and in full swing! I'm planning on spending a lot of time in the kitchen this year and I hope you come along with me on my journey. I thought I would start the year with a bang! Well it's more of a New Year's Eve Countdown Cake but nonetheless I think it turned out great and it made for a yummy treat at midnight:) I saw a picture of this New Year's cake on Pinterest and I thought it was beautiful yet simple and I knew it would be perfect. The cake is Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Buttercream!

This cake is so good, if you like snickerdoodle cookies, you will love this cake. It's a moist vanilla cinnamon spiced cake, with a creamy brown sugar frosting. The brown sugar adds a bit of a crunch to the creamy cinnamon buttercream. The combination is simply perfection! If there is a cake recipe that you want to try this year make it this one, you won't regret it!

                         ~ Snickerdoodle Cake ~  
                         Gently adapted from Always With Butter
Ingredients :         
                                 1 1/2 all purpose-flour
                                 1 1/2 cake flour
                                 1 tbsp baking powder
                                 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
                                 1 tsp salt
                                 1 cup butter softened
                                 1 1/2 cups sugar
                                 4 eggs
                                 2 tsp vanilla
                                 1 1/4 cup milk

          Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour two 8 inch cake pans. Combine flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in one egg at a time, then vanilla. Alternating, add dry ingredients then milk in three batches. Divide cake batter between the two pans evenly. Bake for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake cool complete before frosting the cake.

                         ~ Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream ~
                      1 1/2 cups softened butter
                                     1/3 brown sugar
                                     1 tsp cinnamon
                                     3 cups icing sugar
                                     3 tbsp half and half
                                     1 tsp vanilla
      Mix together butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Alternating add icing sugar  and half and half. Add vanilla, beat till fluffy and creamy.

            1 store bought can of dulce de leche or your favorite homemade version

        Level cakes and cut into two even layers. Spread a thin layer of dulce de leche filling between each layer. Frost the top and sides with brown sugar cinnamon buttercream. You can skip the filling part and spread a thin layer of cinnamon buttercream between layers instead but.....I recommend trying the dulce de leche filling it adds a thick, creamy caramel burst of flavour to the cake. Refrigerate for about an 1 hour.    ~Indulge~ 

 Happy New Year!!

Have a great day! Love Katya <3  


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1 comment:

Lisa said...

That cake is stunning! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your cake up.