Saturday, 12 April 2014

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Teacake

I have been frequenting a number of other blogs on a regular basis now for a couple of years one of them Tasty Kitchen has been one of my favourites.  I found this recipe this week and well, no nice way to put it but I drooled!  Thanks to Laura @ My Friends Bakery we did love this recipe a lot.
As you can probably tell from past recipes I use a lot of cinnamon, two reasons really one, the other half loveeeeeeeeeeees cinnamon and two, I got one hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee jar of it from Costco last year and don't seem to have made a dent in it at all!
145g butter melted
2 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk
1 cup castor sugar 
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tspn vanilla paste
1/4 tspn salt
4 tblspn baking powder
3 cups plain flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tblspn cocoa powder
2 tspn ground cinnamon
145g butter melted
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 tblspn milk
In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cocoa powder and ground cinnamon.
In a jug or bowl, whisk together the melted butter, eggs, egg yolk, castor sugar, milk, and vanilla. Set aside.
In another bowl put the salt, baking powder, and flour, you don't need to sift this just stir it with a whisk this does the same job. 
Pour wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined.
Pour half of the cake batter into a pan 9"x13" lined with baking paper and spread to the edges. Sprinkle the cinnamon cocoa mixture over the cake batter evenly.
Drizzle the melted butter over the cinnamon cocoa mixture.
Pour and spread the remainder of the cake batter over the cinnamon cocoa layer.
Using a sharp knife, gently swirl the cinnamon cocoa layer into the cake batter by placing the knife upright in the cake beginning in one corner, and gently dragging and lifting the knife in different places. Do not over swirl.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
Once cooled, mix the icing sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cake.  If you still have any cake left hide it from the family!

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