Sunday, May 18, 2008

warm cinnamon-y goodness...

Sour Cream Cinnamon Pound Cake

cinnamon swirl mixture:
1/2 c. sugar + 2 tsp. cinnamon = mix in small bowl & set aside

1 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. shortening or butter
1/2 tsp. baking soda
mix together in medium bowl & set aside

cream together in a mixing bowl:
1 c. butter or margarine, softened
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

now, measure 2 c. sour cream into another medium bowl, add 2 tsp. baking soda, and mix together - it's going to start rising from the chemical reaction, so get your kids so they can see!

Add 3 1/2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1 tsp. salt to the batter in alternating increments with the sour cream mixture.

Pour half the batter into an angel food cake pan sprayed with non-stick spray, sprinkle on half of the cinnamon swirl mixture, then the remaining batter, and the remaining cinnamon. Use a knife to swirl the cinnamon mixture through the dough a few times. Top with the crumbs.

Bake for 1 hour at 350°, or until set in the center (test with a toothpick). Baking time is less for loaf pans, mini-loaf pans, and muffins.

This recipe came from one of my mom's cookbooks. I made 8 little loaves in this pan today by baking 4 (for 30 minutes), scraping the pan clean after removing them, then baking the last 4. You could make it as muffins instead, but the cooking time would need to be further reduced. I now have teacher gifts for 7 teachers for our final classes at church & ballet this week, that cost a dollar or two to make. (yeah, the remaining loaf was already taste-tested!)


Nic said...

oh. my.

that looks unbelievable.

Randi said...

This looks great! Thanks for the recipe!

Your blog is terrific, by the way.

PamperingBeki said...

Oh yum!!

I love sour cream in baked goods.

And don't you just love that Pampered Chef mini loaf pan? I found mine brand new at a yard sale and snagged it for 2 bucks. Yay! :)