Recipe For Cinnamon Cake

On a recent visit to Van Ryn to buy some Angels Share, Dave chose a bar of Von Geusau cinnamon and orange chocolate. I had one tiny little taste and decided the next chocolate cake I baked would be inspired by these flavours. I baked my a cake using orange-flower essence and cinnamon and it was really good. Then, on Friday whilst shopping I found Willie’s Cacao and bought all three of the blocks available at Woolworths. I was an excited foodie and could not wait for Sunday to come around so that I could bake. The Venezuelan Black is a single bean origin with a zesty note of citrus fruit. This Rio Caribe Superior is sourced on the east side of Venezuela, and seemed the perfect choice for my first use of these lovely pure cacao bars. I deviated from my trusty cake recipe (which can be found in Lavender & Lime) as I only had salted butter (real farm butter I bought in Riebeeck Kasteel) and I had run out of self raising flour.

Cinnamon Cake
Cinnamon Cake

Cinnamon Cake
 
Ingredients
  • 100g flour
  • 125g sugar - I used fructose
  • 125g softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 60mls milk
  • 15mls baking powder
  • 2.5mls ground cinnamon
  • 25g grated Willie's Cacao
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together well
  3. pour into a lined and buttered baking tin
  4. bake for 25 minutes
  5. turn out to cool before icing
My Notes
the Cacao is very subtle and does not make the cake as dark as commercial cacao powder does. I will try this again with even more cacao

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14 thoughts on “Recipe For Cinnamon Cake

  1. OH OH OH 3 OF MY FAVOURITE FLAVOURS, CHOCOLATE AND CINNAMON, PLUS ORANGE

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    1. this is my best cake combination for sure 🙂

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  2. This cake looks and sounds divine – food of the gods!

    PS I have the same cake plate 🙂

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    1. I don’t even know where I got the cake plate from 🙂

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  3. You’ve made me quite peckish.
    (And I also had problems with loading pics today).

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    1. the photo is there on my preview! This cake is awesome and I had to resist leaving it for after supper 🙂

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