Snickerdoodle Cake

This cake is for my parents. They are going to Chile on Thursday, so I made them a Bon Voyage cake, in one of my Mom's favorite flavors. They won this trip so it is very exciting for them to go. Isn't that crazy? Win a trip to Chile, hotel, flight, spending money, etc included. Lucky Mom! It is through Travelocity, so they even have a little gnome to carry around and take photos of him everywhere. 

This snickerdoodle cake and brown sugar frosting combo is super tasty. The cake comes out really moist. And the frosting, it is just 'stand at the counter and eat with a spoon' good. I cut the cakes into four layers just to add in more frosting. And it is a lot of frosting, three batches to be exact. Very healthy, right? Thats 6 1/2 sticks of butter in the whole cake. 

Go ahead and do it. Make a cake with ridiculous amounts of butter. It's for a celebration, so the calories don't really count, right? :)

Snickerdoodle Cake

1 1/2 cup (187g) flour
1 1/2 cup (150g) cake flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup (228g) softened butter
1 3/4 cups (350g) sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups (295ml) milk

Oven 325
Butter and flour two cake pans
Sift together both flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
Set aside
Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
Add eggs one at a time then vanilla
Alternating, add dry mixture then milk in three batches
Bake for 35 minutes

Brown Sugar Buttercream

3/4 cup (170g) softened butter
1/3 cup (66g) brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups (375g) powdered sugar
3 tbsp half and half

Mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon
Alternating add powdered sugar and half and half
EAT! Or frost a cake…

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