11.25.2012

cinnaberry cake || a christmasy recipe

The snow is falling softly outside, the Christmas tree lights are twinkling, & a distinct happy thrill is in the air. The holiday season is almost upon us & what better way to celebrate than by sharing a recipe?
You may or may not know this, but I love baking. I consider it an art... a wonderfully delicious & creative art. And so, feeling extremely adventurous the other day, I decided to create my own holiday recipe. All my favourite Christmasy ingredients in one cinnamony, delightful cake!


ingredients: 
~ 1 cup sugar
~ 1 cup dried cranberries
~ 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (can be substituted for one additional cup oats if nut-free is desired)
~ 1 cup oats
~ 1 teaspoon cinnamon
~ 2 1/4 cups flour
~ 1 teaspoon baking soda
~ 6 eggs
~ 1 teaspoon vanilla
~ 1 cup melted butter
~ 1/2 cup milk



directions:
Mix together the sugar, cranberries, walnuts, oats, & cinnamon in a large bowl.




In a smaller bowl, mix the flour & baking powder together. Then, add them to the cinnamon-cranberry mixture. Stir til combined.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, butter, milk, & vanilla.


Slowly pour the liquid mixture into the cinnamon-cranberry mixture, in three separate portions - stirring in between additions.



Pour mixture into a cake mould.




Place your creation into an oven preheated to 375F & bake for approximately 20 minutes, or til toothpick comes out clean.



After your cake is done, you may want to add icing. I personally just prefer a little dusting of powdered sugar on top - it gives it a little extra wintery flair.

And ta-da! Your Cinnaberry Cake is all set & ready to serve (or eat all by yourself as part of a midnight baking experience, & that's ok - I won't tell ;)... & it didn't even take you half an hour. Now go sit by the Christmas tree, inhale the cinnamony scent in the air, drink some hot cocoa (or coffee), & eat your sweetly delicious slice of cake.
cozy warm hugs,

e

p.s. who has snow? we have about five inches already! :)

14 comments:

  1. sounds delicious! Love the first picture. I am seriously jealous about the snow. we were supposed to get some snow this Tuesday, but then the weather forecast changed and now we're supposed to get rain :(

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  2. oh, this looks delicious, Eve! :) thanks for the recipe. and SNOW?! sendmesomesendmesome. ;) xo

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  3. These baking pictures are fantastic, Eve! And the product from it looks splendid as well. ;)

    So far, no snow here but I'll be on the look-out for it. :) Take care!

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  4. how scrumptious! thank you for sharing the recipe - and your photographs are absolutely lovely!

    xoxo,
    Grace

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  5. Anonymous25.11.12

    Thanks Eve
    will try to do it because,I know, it's delicious.
    God bless you.
    Claudia, and family.

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  6. YUMMY. I NEED TO MAKE THIS.

    WITH LOVE FROM YOUR CAPS LOCK BUDDY. <3 <3

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  7. All i can say is that looks YUMMY!!!:)

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  8. looks awesome! gotta try this eve!

    http://vanillastudies.blogspot.com

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  9. Looks and sound yum! :O)

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  10. This looks like a wonderful cozy winter dessert. Just the name, cinnaberry cake... sounds amazing!

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  11. That looks fantastic. And super festive. Jealous of your snow!

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