Cinnamon Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting

Cinnamon Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting

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This recipe was created by Heather Lynne who writes the blog Hezzi D's Books and Cooks. Her recipe was developed for LorAnn's Blogger Recipe Round-Up Challenge and was selected as a top 10 winner.Heather Lynne says, "I decided to make a Cinnamon Spice cake with the LorAnn Cinnamon Spice Bakery Emulsion. It really gives the cake a deep cinnamon flavor which is perfect for fall. Instead of frosting the cake with cinnamon frosting, which I thought would be a little much, I topped it with a rich caramel frosting using the LorAnn Caramel flavor. It was sweet, creamy, and absolutely delicious."All recipe photos courtesy of Hezzi D's Books and Cooks

INGREDIENTS

For the cake:
2 cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoons salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
¼ cup applesauce
2 teaspoons LorAnn Cinnamon Spice Bakery Emulsion
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup low fat milk

For the frosting:
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
2-3 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Super Strength Caramel Flavor (or to taste)
Edible Pearls and Cinnamon for decorating

 DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Spray two 9-inch cake pans with cooking spray and set aside. 
  3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix and set aside. 
  4. In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until well combined. Add in the eggs and stir well. Mix in the applesauce. 
  5. Add in the Cinnamon Spice emulsion and vanilla and mix well. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until just combined. Add in the milk and mix well. Stir in the remaining flour mixture. Mix until smooth. 
  6. Divide the batter between the two cake pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  7. Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edges of the cake pans and then invert the cakes onto a wire rack. Turn the cakes right side up and cool completely. 
To make the frosting:
  1. Beat the butter in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. 
  2. Mix together the milk and caramel flavor in a small bowl. Add to the frosting and beat until incorporated. Taste the frosting. Add additional milk and caramel flavor if desired. 
  3. Place the bottom cake layer on a cake board. Spread with ¾ cup of frosting. Top with the other layer of cake.
  4. Place remaining frosting on top of the cake and spread it over the top and sides until smooth. 
  5. Decorate cake as desired. I used gold and pearl colored edible pearls to decorate the bottom edge and the top edge of the cake. I then used leaf stencils on top of the cake and sprinkled them with cinnamon.

Cinnamon Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting


Cinnamon Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting
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"I decided to make a Cinnamon Spice cake with the LorAnn Cinnamon Spice Bakery Emulsion. It really gives the cake a deep cinnamon flavor which is perfect for fall."
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons LorAnn Cinnamon Spice Bakery Emulsion
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Super Strength Caramel Flavor (or to taste)
  • Edible Pearls and Cinnamon for decorating
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.2. Spray two 9-inch cake pans with cooking spray and set aside.3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix and set aside.4. In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until well combined. Add in the eggs and stir well. Mix in the applesauce.5. Add in the Cinnamon Spice emulsion and vanilla and mix well. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until just combined. Add in the milk and mix well. Stir in the remaining flour mixture. Mix until smooth.6. Divide the batter between the two cake pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.7. Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edges of the cake pans and then invert the cakes onto a wire rack. Turn the cakes right side up and cool completely.8. To make the frosting: Beat the butter in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached.9. Mix together the milk and caramel flavor in a small bowl. Add to the frosting and beat until incorporated. Taste the frosting. Add additional milk and caramel flavor if desired.10. Place the bottom cake layer on a cake board. Spread with ¾ cup of frosting. Top with the other layer of cake.11. Place remaining frosting on top of the cake and spread it over the top and sides until smooth.12. Decorate cake as desired. I used gold and pearl colored edible pearls to decorate the bottom edge and the top edge of the cake. I then used leaf stencils on top of the cake and sprinkled them with cinnamon.
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