Over the weekend I had a hankering for some cake. So Sunday evening I made one...but I wanted to make something different, something we hadn't had before. I knew Emma would want chocolate cake this coming weekend for her birthday and while I love a basic white or yellow cake, I wanted to be a bit more adventurous.
I scrolled through my pinterest dessert board, trying to decide on a winner and for whatever reason, I was really drawn to this Snickerdoodle Sheet Cake from Kristy at Sweet Treats & More. I chose to make mine in layers instead of a sheet cake since I don't have a big sheet pan, but as I looked around her site she's since made it again in layer form and the directions don't change a bit. Except she adds more icing for the layers and I would definitely agree to that--you'll want more.
It mixes up quick and does not disappoint. If you like snickerdoodle (cinnamon-sugar) cookies, you will love this cake. It tastes just like one! It's fluffy and light with a sweet but not overpowering cinnamon-sugar flavor. The brown sugar-cinnamon buttercream icing is excellent too. Admittedly, I ran out of cinnamon at this point (who makes a snickerdoodle cake without first checking their cinnamon supply???) so I had to use cinnamon-sugar in the icing, but I just cut back a little on the brown sugar to make up for it.
Kristy says she made this to go with a Mexican meal and I have to agree, I think that would be delicious. It would balance a mexican meal just right and give that bite of sweet without overpowering the spice you'd just eaten.
I will definitely make this cake again. If you're looking for a fun and different dessert this summer, I'd recommend this one.
p.s. I completely forgot to make my brother-in-law a dessert for May as part of his "Dessert of the Month Club" Christmas present so I've got these blondies cooling on a rack now for delivery later this afternoon...the batter was DELICIOUS and I'll give a full review soon. ;)