Monday 27 July 2020

Recipe 116: Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Its that time of the year, when mumma's birthday calls for something that will excite her. And in this lock-down birthday celebration, I did not want to buy cake from outside.

Thus, came the idea of baking one myself. And since it has to be a unique one, I came up with something that reminds her of Cinnamon Roll or Cinnabons.

So, here is presenting Cinnamon Swirl Cake that has all the necessary elements of cinnamon rolls but minus the yeast, and loads of butter.

Ingredients for 250gms Cake/ 4-5 Servings: 

  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp. castor sugar
  3. 1/2 cup vegetable oil or unsalted butter
  4. 1/2 cup milk
  5. 1 tbsp. baking powder
  6. 2 tsp. cinnamon powder (Get Cinnamon Powder)
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla essence (Get French Vanilla)
  8. 1/4 tsp. salt
  9. 1 egg


Grease and flour a baking tin.
Preheat oven at 150 degrees Celsius.
In a small bowl, mix together 1 tbsp. sugar and cinnamon powder.
Keep aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk sugar, oil and egg.
Add milk and vanilla essence.
Whisk till sugar melts completely.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
Add the flour mixture to wet ingredients. 
Gently mix till you see a smooth vanilla cake batter.
Take out 2 tbsp. of vanilla batter and mix it into the cinnamon sugar.
Now pour little vanilla batter in the cake tin.
Drop few spoonfuls of cinnamon mixture on top.
Again pour vanilla batter. 
Drop cinnamon mixture onto it.
Swirl if required.
Do not over mix.
Now pour all the vanilla batter.
Drop rest of the cinnamon mixture and gently swirl.

Place the cake tin in the hot oven.
Bake for 45 minutes or till the cake domes and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
Cool in the cake tin for half an hour and then de mold.
Cut slices and serve with hot tea or coffee.

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