Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what this cake is made of. Okay, me too!
I just love a great cake and with the inklings of fall starting to appear there isn’t a better way to celebrate than with a shot of cinnamon. It will spice up your life a little and keep things interesting. We all need that once in a while.
Do you find that having a routine is okay for a little while? Do you get bored with the predictable and the expected? Need to shake things up a bit sometimes? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then I’m with you. Change is inevitable so you might as well enjoy it, right?
Humans can be creatures of habit and there are those out there that can eat the same thing every day for years. I am definitely not of that kind. There is too much out there to explore. I have the drive to experiment, succeed or fail and then try it again.
The spice of life can be what is new, what is unknown and what is super scary. Whether it is food, relationships, skill set, or environment, new is not always a bad thing.
Mixing things up and letting your hair down (even doing the occasional head bang dance move when your favourite song is spontaneously heard) is acceptable. It is actually downright encouraged. Why not let loose once in a while? You only live once and you only have that moment to make the memories to look back on. Special occasions are a great reminder to take pause, reflect and make a memory. Why wait for those scheduled occasions? Any day, any time can be something to look back on fondly.
The regular dose of daily silliness is a requirement. I agree that yes there are times that you need to keep a straight face and be an adult and do the things you really don’t like to do but need to do. That is also part of living. It’s okay to give in once in a while. Let it slide and have you kid name your house ‘Rosetta golden hair cheetah sparkles diamonds glitter jewels’. Even though the colour is a robin’s egg blue. Hey why not? It’s catchy.
Cut a slice of cake. Name your house something eccentric and get your daily does of spice.
Cinnamon Spice Cake
Add some spice to your life with layers of cinnamon.
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 6 Tbsp raw brown sugar
- 6 Tbsp course white sugar
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
- 2 Tbsp sugar
Honey Cinnamon Buttercream Icing
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare 6 - 6 inch cake pans by oiling the interior bottom and sides.
- Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add in the eggs one at a time and combine.
- In a medium bowl sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
- In a large measuring cup combine the buttermilk and the vanilla.
- Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the stand mixer and gently combine. Add in 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture and blend. Continue alternating between the dry and wet until completed, ending on dry.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans and bake for approximately 15 minutes until cooked when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Remove from cake pans and let cool completely.
- Prepare the icing in a stand mixer by beating the butter until light in colour and fluffy.
- Add in the icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time until combined.
- Add in the honey, sour cream and cinnamon and mix until blended.
- In a small mixing bowl combine the raw brown sugar, course white sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add in the melted butter and mix. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and let dry.
- Place the first layer of cake on the serving plate and top with a layer of icing. Repeat until all the layers are added one on top of the other. Cover the outside of the cake with icing.
- Place the prepared topping on the top of the cake, sides and around the base of the cake.
Honey Cinnamon Buttercream Icing