Saturday, September 3, 2011

A big hunk with Snickerdoodle Cake Recipe!

My birth-day was simple and easy.

I treated myself to a homemade Snickerdoodle Cake.  I saw this recipe on pinterest awhile back and it kept popping back in my mind.  I LOVE cinnamon flavors and scents.  Basically, anything with snickerdoodle in the title draws me like a magnet.
Snickerdoodle Cake Recipe
1. preheat oven to 325 deg fahrenheit and butter and flour 2 round pans
  (I use 9 inch but 8 inch would be just dandy)
2. Whisk together
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
3.  In a separate bowl cream together  till they are nice and fluffy
2 sticks (softened) butter
1 3/4 cups fine sugar
1 cup sour cream
4.  Add  to cream mixture one-at-a-time
4 large eggs at room temperature
add
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
5.  Now you need
1 1/4 cups whole milk (room temperature) 

Don't let this confuse you, 
 add 1/3 cup of flour mixture to cream mixture....a little milk and stir....
1/3 cup of flour mixture.....a little milk and stir.....
etc, until all the flour and milk are added

Bake until a toothpick comes clean.  Mine took a little under 30 minutes.
Cool before slicing again and frosting.

I {gently} altered the cake recipe I found on this food blog.
Yes, her's looks better..I know.  But mine was de-lish!  I would have paid the big bucks to buy it in a fancy restaurant.  I'm talking $7 or $8 bucks.  It was that good.  {silly grin}

I wanted some cream cheese icing.  Since I'm the birthday girl I indulged!  I basically played around with the icing and just dumped...tasted...stirred...slurped....until it was to my satisfaction.  My wonderful (humidity proof) butter frosting recipe was my base.  Then I added a big hunk of cream cheese.  We bought it in a big long block and I've been saving it.  I added a few shakes of cinnamon and a few more cups of powdered sugar.   Yummy and a big {2 thumbs up} from the kids.  Do you hear that?  It's calling my name.  Be right back!

{mom quickly exits to kitchen, on tip toe and sneaking around corners to avoid the children}

The princesses made me a BIG birthday card....out on the driveway.  I mixed up some sidewalk paint.  What?  You've not done that yet?  Oh, you gotta try.  It is sooo easy and really fun.  Here's how I do it.
After feeding my princesses cake and ice-cream for lunch {gasp} {whisper...."I can't believe you'd do that"}we all went for a walk on the beach.

Prince and Brynlee found some friends to visit with.  The other girls and I tried forever to catch some tiny little fishes playing hide-and-seek along the rocky edges of the water.  We never caught a single one, but we gave it our best effort.  They are fast little squirts.

There was a storm out at sea and we could see the rain and dark clouds.  Beautiful.  Before we came home though, God had painted a beautiful sunset across the Caribbean.  Special.

14 comments:

kim said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!
the cake looks super yummo!

Alison said...

Happy Birthday!
I am passing you the versatile blogger award thingy today, details at my place!
Alison
x

Jessi said...

Sounds like you had fun.

imklvr said...

I subscribed to your blog so I'd get it in my email and not miss anything. I'm sure glad I did. Your posts are so...well, their actually beautiful if I can use that word to describe a BLOG! Gentle is another good one. They soothe my soul. Truly. No matter what you write about. Now. About this cake. I'm going to make it tomorrow to take to my daugher's for a Labor Day dinner! Thanks so much for ALL you do! Dona

Jessica said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Seems like you enjoyed your day :)

Jolene said...

Happy Birthday, friend!

*Hugs!*

♥ Amy ♥ said...

Wishing you a wonderfully happy new year (since I missed your birthday). I missed reading your blog this past month. It's good to catch up on your latest posts and see all your creative ideas and your girlie's beautiful faces and know that without a doubt, you are a wonderful momma! Has anyone told you that lately? Cause they should. Cause you are.

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

I actually think yours looks better - much more moist. Just pinned it. :) Thanks for inviting me to your link party. I added a couple of links and would love it if you joined my link party that I have every Monday.

Hidden Treasures said...

This is way cool!! I'm soo going to do this! My kids will think I'm awesome! THANKS!! =D

~ Angela

A Taurus Tested said...

This looks so good. I wanna try this next week

cody said...

oh wow. That looks simply incredible!This is so exciting and perfect for all! Thank you poularde recette

kresta shay said...

this cake was a huge hit at the Scout banquet we had recently, I made 3 9x13 versions with an amazing cinnamon cream cheese frosting. I didn't even get a piece! but today I am making it again for my friends birthday tomorrow and I will get my slice!

Anonymous said...

I found this recipe on Pinterest and made it for my 13 year old's birthday today. She and her friends loved it! I made them into cupcakes and they turned out well. The frosting was also super delicious. A couple of my adult friends had more than one cupcake and were raving about how moist and flavorful they were. This recipe is a keeper and I'm sure we will see it at many more birthdays and special occasions in the future! Thank you for sharing this with the world!! :-)

Kerry said...

This sounds AMAZING!! And my husband loves snickerdoodle anything about as much as you do so I know he'll love it. Thanks for posting your recipe.

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