I know, I know, it's been a long while again.
Several "factors" prompt me to start off my engine again.
- I recently bought a book on easy cake making. All recipes are "stirred and baked" cakes, who can resist simple things? ;)
- I realised my flours are all getting into troubles after my long break. I found little creatures crawling in them! Eeeeeek!! In the end I had to throw away three packs of opened flour. Damn heartache! What to do? The only way is to bake more now and use up the remaining flour.
So I embarked on a cinnamon cake today.
I did a little change to the recipe as I do not have the self-raising flour called for. I was lazy to check the conversion, so just based on my "agaration" aka estimation to add in the baking powder. The end result wasn't as beautiful as the cake shown in the book. Mine didn't rise a lot. It was either due to my wrong agaration or over-stirring (my usual problem). And I had to bake the cake for a total of 40 minutes as the inside was wet, for what seemed like a long, long time.
But it was still a satisfactory cake, especially for cinnamon lovers, neither overpowering nor too sweet. Best of all, it was a small cake that can be consumed rather quickly.
Cinnamon Cake (my modified recipe)
120g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
100g chocolate (I use normal confectionary chocolate)
70ml hot water
85g castor sugar
1. Combine flour, cinnamon powder and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
2. Melt butter, chocolate, hot water and milk over low heat. Remove from heat, add in sugar and eggs. Stir till well combined.
3. Stir wet mixture into flour mixture until well blended.
4. Pour mixture into loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven at 175°C for 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool.
5. Dust with icing sugar or decorate as desired.