This recipe is just another excuse to indulge my love of cinnamon. Goes well at a cake stall!
- 250g plain flour
- 250g caster sugar
- 1 T cinnamon
- 2 t baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 c milk
- 125g butter, melted
- 4 T caster sugar extra
- 4 t cinnamon extra
Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 20 x 30 baking pan with baking paper. Combine extra sugar and extra cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
Sift flour, caster sugar, cinnamon and baking powder into a bowl, and make a well in the middle. Whisk eggs and milk in a small bowl. Pour egg mixture into the flour and mix with a metal spoon to roughly combine. Fold in the butter until batter is smooth – don’t overmix!
Pour half of the mixture into the pan and smooth out. Sprinkle 2/3 of the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the batter. Gently smooth the remaining batter over. Top with left over cinnamon sugar.
Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan before slicing.
This recipe is adapted from a recipe in Sweet Food (Lynn Lewis (ed.). Millers Pt : Murdoch Books, c2003, p98). I just have to make mention of this book as it is one of my favourite go to books when I need to whip up a quick cake or slice. There is a a good mix of reliable, easy to make and well articulated recipes for the time poor home baker. I highly recommend it if you can find a copy!