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Lightning Cake

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This warm milk cake is easy to make in a pinch. Serve it warm with eggs for breakfast, with fruit for a play-date snack or with cinnamon buttercream frosting for dessert. The touch of cinnamon makes this cake. Loved by kids and adults alike!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup Milk (I Use 2%)
  • 2 Tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Cinnamon, Or To Taste

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease a 9×13″ pan or two 8″ cake pans.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

Warm the milk and butter in the microwave (for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each increment, just until butter is melted and milk is very warm) or a saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat until the butter melts and the mixture is very warm. Set aside.

Beat eggs and vanilla in mixer until thick and slightly frothy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in sugar a little at a time until combined.

Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture gradually. Pour the milk/butter mixture into the batter and beat 1 minute or until smooth.

Pour into your prepared pan, leaving an eighth of the batter in the bowl. Mix cinnamon the batter that remains in the bowl – add it to taste (start with 2 teaspoons and add a teaspoon at a time to your taste). Then drizzle the cinnamon batter over the batter that’s already in the pan. Cut through the batter with a knife to create a marble pattern.

Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a moist crumb.

Cut and serve warm in squares or slices, or cool on a wire rack and frost with cinnamon or vanilla buttercream.

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amandalt on 5.26.2011

This was pretty tasty. I frosted it with cinnamon buttercream (found the recipe elsewhere online) and it seemed even better the next day.

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weaselmama on 5.8.2011

A big hit with my Dad and my hubby! Anything that they both like has got to be good! :) Thanks so much for sharing this.

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