Cinnamon Cake

It was my dad’s birthday two days ago and he LOVES everything with cinnamon. I came up with this cinnamon cake just for him and it turned out perfect.

I decorated the cake with the coconut cinnamon chips that I posted about earlier. The cake was a great hit that I will for sure be making again.

You will need:

* add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the flour mixture to make it a cinnamon sponge cake


Cinnamon Cake

When you are making the sponge cake, add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the flour mixture to make it into cinnamon sponge cake. I baked mine in two 9-inch pans so that I don’t have to cut it into two layers later.

Start by placing 4 pieces of parchment paper on a cake serving dish then place the first cake layer on top of it. This step will prevent the cake dish from getting dirty while you frost the cake and will give you a neat finish.

Cinnamon Cake - add syrup

To make the cinnamon syrup; in a pot boil a cinnamon stick with one cup water. Let it boil until it becomes dark in color. If a lot of water evaporates, then add a little more water. Add one tablespoon of sugar and let it cool down completely.

Use a tablespoon and add the cinnamon syrup to the cake. This will help in keeping the cake moist, just don’t add a lot or the cake will become too wet and break when serving.

Cinnamon Cake - add cream

Frost the first layer of cake with whipped cream.

Cinnamon Cake - place the second layer

Then place the second layer and again add cinnamon syrup.

Cinnamon Cake - frist the entire cake

Frost the entire cake. You don’t have to be neat about it as it’s all going to be covered with the coconut cinnamon chips.

Cinnamon Cake - layer with coconut cinnamon chips

Add the coconut cinnamon chips to the sides then the top of the cake.

Cinnamon Cake - serve

Remove the parchment paper.

Serve the Cinnamon Cake.

Happy Baking, and as we say in Arabic “Sahha Wi Afia”

20 thoughts on “Cinnamon Cake

  1. A great cake indeed! Birthday greeting to your dad!

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    1. Thanx thumbbook … i already have added previously one cake to foodista … but i will pass by and put this one too .. thanx for the invite 🙂 …

    1. Thanx ishani … its accually very easy to make and tastes real good… u should try it 🙂 .. Stay in touch ..

      Thanx Paninigirl … 🙂

    1. Thanx Rachel and kristie …..its so simple to make and is really tasty … let me know what u think if u make it … 🙂

    1. Thanx healthy hostess … the coconut chips are a great snack .. i accually finished a whole bowl yest just munching on it 😀 … stay in touch

  2. Wow. I am impressed. I love cinnamon and and the cake looks delicious! I never heard of cinnamon chips before. I am definately going to try this. Great post.

    1. Thanx Cheri … well i never either heard of cinnamon coconut chips 😀 … had to decorate a cake and came out with it … let me know how it turns out wen u try it 🙂 ..

  3. Looks fantastic! I love cinnamon and coconut but would never have thought of combining those two flavors. Love the cinnamon syrup idea as well; I’ll have to try that with a vanilla bean or cardamom seeds as well. Will be checking back to your blog!

    1. Thanx Engineer + Cooking = Cuisine*Adventure,
      Im glad u liked it … stay in touch .. and let me know wen u get to try it .. 🙂

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