Stuff On Sunday: Weekend Cooking – Cinnamon Swirl Cake


I’ve decided to make the Weekend Cooking meme, hosted by Beth Fish Reads  a regular monthly post at Book’d Out. Cooking is something I enjoy and I have been making more of an effort again lately, so I am looking forward to sharing some of my culinary adventures.


Winter is slowly creeping over the landscape in Australia, the wind is growing chill, the clouds are dark and the rain falls loudly on my tin roof. The cold leaves me craving sweet warm comfort foods like this delicious Cinnamon Swirl Cake. Quick and simple to put together using ingredients most people would already have on hand it didn’t last long in my house.

I ate it while reading The Storied Life of A.J Firky by Gabrielle Zevin


Cinnamon Swirl Cake

  • Cake

    • 3 c. flour
    • 1/4 tsp.salt
    • 1 c. sugar
    • 4 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 1/2 c. milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tsp. vanilla
    • 1/2 c. (125g) butter, melted
  • topping

    •  1/2 c. (125g) butter, well softened
    •  1/2 c. brown sugar
    •  1 Tbsp. flour
    • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • Glaze

    • 2 c. powdered (icing) sugar
    • 5 Tbsp. milk
    • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased and lined 9 x1 3 pan.
  2. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl through with a knife.
  3. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.
  4. While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.




9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laurelrainsnow
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 09:49:52

    Yummy looking! Thanks for sharing….



  2. Teddyree
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 14:17:04

    Yum. I’m spending the day with a friend next week and I think this would be the perfect treat to take. Thanks Shelleyrae 🙂



  3. cleopatralovesbooks
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 18:19:07

    This sounds amazing. I have just added the book to my TBR as well.



  4. Beth F
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 20:55:53

    Oh gosh that cake looks good — so warming for a winter’s day. And I really need to read that book!!



  5. lakesidemusing
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 04:23:12

    What a perfect combination! I want to read A.J. Fikry and the cake looks SO good.



  6. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 07:55:35

    Yummm this looks absolutely delicious!



  7. Leeswammes
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 04:23:00

    Sounds delicious! I’m not baking much at the moment but will keep the recipe for another day. Thanks!



  8. joyweesemoll
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 10:03:06

    I love cinnamon in the winter — it makes everything seem cozier. Your cake looks yummy!



  9. Couscous & Consciousness
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 19:08:10

    I’d like a slice of that with my evening cuppa right now, please 🙂



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