Cinnamon Bundt Cake

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Happy August! For me, this means that Fall baking season has started and that my house will start to smell and look like spices, pumpkins and all Fall related things!

This cinnamon cake is very easy to make and is super delicious. It has a soft crumb and a cinnamon-sugar layer that will melt in your mouth.

Videos for this recipe are on my Instagram @Pastry_Tales

Let’s start with the recipe.

Yield 1 bundt cake pan or you can use a regular 8-9 inch cake pan but it should have a good height.

Ingredients

For the cinnamon cake

3 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

13 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup white granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup vegetable/canola oil

4 eggs, large at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup milk, room temperature (you can use any kind of milk you want)

For the cinnamon layers

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 and 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

1.- Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare your bundt cake pan. Using soft butter, grease your pan bottom and sides, I like to use a kitchen brush for this and I make sure that every little corner is covered with the butter. Also, dust your pan with flour and then tap down to get rid of the excess. Set aside.

2.- In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

3.- In another bowl and using an electric mixer, cream your butter for a couple of minutes. Then, add light brown sugar and granulated sugar, beat for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy. Add oil and mix everything for 1 more minute. All of this should be done in medium-high speed.

4.- Add in eggs one by one mixing well after each addition. At this point, your mixture will be very creamy. Now, you are going to add milk and vanilla extract. You will notice that your mixture will look like it curdles, but do not worry, this is totally fine and it will all come together when you add the dry ingredients.

5.- In low speed, add dry ingredients and mix until you don’t see any leftover flour lump. Please, be careful to not overmix otherwise your cake will have a brick texture. Set aside.

6.- In a small bowl mix the 2 ingredients for the cinnamon layer: light brown sugar and cinnamon.

7.- You are going to divide the batter in 3 parts. Using a spatula spread some of the batter on the bottom of your pan. Then, sprinkle half of the cinnamon layer mixture. Add the second layer of the cake batter. On the top, add the other half of the cinnamon layer mixture. Finally, spread the last layer of the cake batter.

8.- Bale for aprox. 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few dry crumbs. You should know that every oven works different, so always keep an eye on your cake. Maybe your cake will cook in a shorter or longer time.

Also, if you see that the top of your cake is getting too brown but it still needs cooking time, grab a piece of foil, cover it and keep baking until done.

9.- When it’s all baked, take it out of the oven and let it cool for 30 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and carefully flip it over a cooling rack and let it cool completely. You can dust some powdered sugar on the top when it’s cooled off, not too much, just a bit.

That’s it guys! Very simple and delicious!

Enjoy!

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