Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cinnamon Snacking Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes from when I was a little kid. Every Sunday we would cookout with our big group of family friends at the pool and after dinner it was time for desserts galore! This cake made frequent appearances throughout the summer, and having had a debilitating sweet tooth from a very young age, I remember rolling myself and my puffed-out bathing-suited belly home after each feast.
I love this cake because it is simple, seriously addictive, and I usually have all of the ingredients on-hand. Be sure not to over-beat the mixture, and be careful not to overbake either.

Cinnamon Snacking Cake

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup water
1/4 lb. butter
1 tsp. vanilla (vanilla paste looks and tastes really good!)
2 tsp. baking powder

1 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
3Tbsp cinnamon

1. Beat eggs, add sugar, and flour. While mixing, melt butter in water. Bring to boil. Add to beaten mixture and mix well. Add vanilla and baking power. Place in greased and floured 13 X 9 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.
2. When done, poke holes in top of cake with a large serving fork. Melt stick of butter with cinnamon sugar and pour mixture over hot cake, allowing to seep into holes. If holes show through too much (or just for some added decadence), mix another 1/2 stick of butter with 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar and pour over top again.

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