What is it about cinnamon that hits so perfectly? The smell immediately brings us back to mom or grandma’s kitchen with the aroma of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. The taste somehow fills you with warmth and love.
Cinnamon rolls are terrific — for breakfast, or depending on what part of the country you’re from, served up alongside a bowl of chili. But if you’re in the mood for something a little bit different this winter, a cinnamon cake is a great way to bake that wonderful aroma into your kitchen and serve up a big slice of sweet cinnamon cake for dessert.
Allrecipes has a recipe for buttery cinnamon cake that looks like the perfect dessert to put on any holiday table. It doesn’t require any fancy ingredients — it’s a good, old-fashioned cake with items most of us already have in the house, especially if you love to bake during the holidays. You’ll want to read the full recipe at Allrecipes to make sure you have everything you need.
As with any cake, you can play with the ingredients a little if you’d like to amp up a particular flavor or change the texture. A few of the commenters on the recipe mentioned swapping out butter for shortening to add more moisture and a deeper butter flavor.
Others suggested adding more cinnamon to the cake and sifting the dry ingredients. It’s always good to read recipe comments before you make a dish to get tips from people who have tried it already. It can save you some frustration along the way.
To bake this cake, you will need a 10-inch bundt pan. These pans are so versatile, and the cakes always look so clean and professional when they’re done. You don’t have to worry about rounding out or smoothing edges before frosting, and no stacking of layers required.
Speaking of icing, if you wanted to add a bonus pop of cinnamon, you could top it with Pillsbury’s cinnamon bun frosting. Or, if you’re from the camp that believes cake and ice cream always go together, pick up a carton of Breyer’s Cinnabon ice cream for a scoop on the side of your cinnamon cake.