This Cinnamon Bundt Cake is absolutely gorgeous if I say so myself. A big fat slice with a hot drink is proverbial perimenopausal Prosecco. I just floated away with every soft, cinnamon bite. This will be my go to Christmas Cake recipe for evs. So simple yet massive. I felt like it just kept giving and giving. It was like a cake from The Magic Faraway Tree. My perfect type of cake. Especially as I am really beginning to feel my age this Xmas……..
I am currently shedding skin like a lizard on steroids………the perimenopause seems to be literally sucking me dry. My skin is as tight as my husband. I feel a desperate need to be slicked in vaseline just to cross my legs. The inside fabric of my jeans is constantly dusted in skin and my forearms are developing senior citizen puckering. I feel that as I am dashing about doing my Xmas shopping up and down the aisles, obsessed and deranged with working out 3 for 2 deals, I am actually leaving a dusting behind me, my own personal contribution to the festive season.
Perhaps I should drink more water but I really can’t be bothered. Perhaps I should slather my body at bedtime in olive oil and wrap myself in clingfilm but what about the hot flushes?…….Perhaps I should bathe daily in the expensive and the exotic. Rubbing myself down afterwards with crushed crabs and fauna collected by tribesmen from natural springs on the second mountain on the left in Papua New Guinea.
What I feel we could really do with is a one stop shop for us “Shrivellies” on the high street. A place we can go that fulfills our hormonal needs for the week…… I’m thinking there would be cubicles for industrial strength moisturising. I’m thinking much like a spay tan we could bear all in paper pants, legs akimbo whilst being hosed down with a long lasting heavy duty whale emollient. I’m thinking there would be Valium and wonderful head and neck massages from heavily qualified silent swedish people for those with The Menopausal Rage. I’m thinking there would be an expert hair removal department, probably threaders. It would be nice to have some of it in a communal area….. I’m thinking everybody sat in seriously comfy reclining chairs chatting, drinking fabulous coffee and wincing together. I’m thinking complimentary freezing iced towels and wine slushies for those with The Flush. I’m thinking pedicures with real mini sandblasters. I don’t know about you but I practically have a pair of hooves………………..and biscuits, lots of biscuits and of course this cake……and maybe a little sherry……..it is Christmas…..
Cinnamon Bundt Cake Recipe
This Cinnamon Bundt Cake recipe is just what I need at the moment. A simple, chic cinnamon cake made incredibly fabulous by the warmly spiced and buttery glaze topping. In fact this is now to become my Xmas Cake of choice. It is absolutely delicious and so easy to make it practically feels like cheating. Just what Santa and my hormones could do with.
It is a one bowl mix. It really couldn’t be any easier. Every time I make it I think, this just CAN’T be. A couple of minutes beating and you simply dollop it in……wallop. I don’t even beat the eggs before I add them……maverick baking here.
After it is baked and before it is cool, plunge a long skewer all around and about the cake still in it’s tin. You are looking for about every 2 cm square or so. Having melted completely the cinnamon, sugar and butter in a saucepan, pour 7/8 of it slowly over the bottom of the cake.
Wait until the cake is fully cool and then upturn it onto a serving plate. Warm the remaining cinnamon syrup back up and then pour it over the top of the cake…..Lush.
Cinnamon Bundt Cake.
- 225 grams unsalted butter room temperature/soft
- 400 grams caster sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 360 grams plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 240 grams buttermilk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 225 grams unsalted butter
- 200 grams caster sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Grease and flour a large bundt tin.This is absolutely essential for ease of cake removal later. Preheat the oven to 170 C.
Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. I use a free standing mixer but you can use a hand held whisk. Mix thoroughly for about four minutes until the mixture is completely smooth.
Fill the bundt tin and bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes and the cake is golden brown and a skewer when inserted comes out clean.
Make the glaze by melting the ingredients gently over heat in a saucepan. When the sugar is melted remove from the heat and pour into a jug.
When the cake has cooled a little in it's tin, using a skewer poke holes every inch or so all over the cake. Pour over 7/8 of the glaze and leave until completely cool in the tin.
Pop the cake out onto a plate and drizzle the remaining glaze over the now exposed top of the cake.
Apply to Scabby Face.
Make sure all the sugar is melted in the cinnamon syrup.
Give the skewer a little wiggle each time if your skewer is on the thin side so to make the holes a little wider.
PIN ME FOR LATER!
Here is another festive bake – Easy Ginger Cake Loaf
Here is another incredible Cinnamon Bake – Danish Pastry Cinnamon Rolls
And another………Cinnamon Rolls
This Coffee and Walnut Cake is another corker!
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