Ok, baked but not yet tasted (still in the midst of decorating). I'm waiting for the chocolate to freeze before continuing.
At least there was no disaster :) From the trimmings, I'd say its still a tiny bit dry. And a wee too salty :( Other than that, its cake! Tastes good. I'm sure I can't tell that I put sour cream in it... I don't detect that flavor at all. Then again, I don't have the most refined pallet in the world. Its not a big enough winner to bother posting as a fabulous recipe.
Here's the base recipe (credit
- I did just the cake, not their icing)
Cinnamon Vanilla Cake:
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
And, as stated before, I modified "1 cup whole milk" as previously described.
For the cinnamon, I used this stuff
, which I can recommend! It tastes SO much better than your typical store-bought stuff.
For the first topping, I asked on another thread
for some suggestions of a "crunchy" (wrong word really) chocolate topping. It worked fantastic! I'm waiting for it to get hard so I can then top that with some butter cream. The chocolate is there more for texture than taste, but we'll see how it works out :) Its meant as a bit of a surprise to the eater. Here's a picture of how it is so far:
Speaking of "suprises", I decided to get a little silly with the cake itself: