28 March 2011

Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream






This cake is for my parents. They are going to Chile on Thursday, so I made them a Bon Voyage cake, in one of my Mom's favorite flavors. They won this trip so it is very exciting for them to go. Isn't that crazy? Win a trip to Chile, hotel, flight, spending money, etc included. Lucky Mom! It is through Travelocity, so they even have a little gnome to carry around and take photos of him everywhere. 

This snickerdoodle cake and brown sugar frosting combo is super tasty. The cake comes out really moist. And the frosting, it is just 'stand at the counter and eat with a spoon' good. I cut the cakes into four layers just to add in more frosting. And it is a lot of frosting, three batches to be exact. Very healthy, right? Thats 6 1/2 sticks of butter in the whole cake. Paula Deen I hope you're proud. 

Go ahead and do it. Make a cake with ridiculous amounts of butter. It's for a celebration, so the calories don't really count, right? :)










Recipes from Martha

45 comments:

Dad said...

Tasted great (and once again I ate too much)

NerdGirl said...

Wow, this cake sounds delicious. I will have to give it a try the next time I want to celebrate something!

soundless_space said...

Yesss, I love snickerdoodle. Cinnamon is absolutely my favorite spice, this looks so delicious!

Bianca said...

I would love to win a trip to anywhere- all expenses paid. That alone is treat and then to get a delicious cinnamon-ey cake to boot- that's winning. You have some lucky parents, lol!

xoxo
bianca

SewSweetStitches said...

I've never wanted anything so badly! I could (and sometimes do) eat brown sugar straight out of the bag. And you paired THAT frosting with my favorite kind of cookie! I'm just... I can't get over it lol

Emily said...

That looks absolutely delicious! Question, what size round pans did you use? 8-inch? 9-inch?

Julie Marie said...

Thanks! I used 9 inch pans.

foodies at home said...

Great looking cake! 6 1/2 sticks butter...is that all? ;)

Hope your parents are having a great time!

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

I want a slice of this right now! And gorgeous pictures. I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

coffeeanddessert said...

this cake must be delicious :))

awbluemondays said...

I love snickerdoodles! I'm sure it's amazing in cake form!

mamamash said...

I'm going to try this for my husband's 30th birthday. He's a snickerdoodle man. Thanks for sharing this!

Cakebrain said...

I love all the layers! What a gorgeous cake!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Eee I love cake toppers like this and am about to make one for my bf's birthday cake :). This recipe is similar to a yellow cake I tried that turned out nice in flavor but a bit dry. Your recipe has 1/4 cup more milk though. I bet that makes it perfect in texture :). And of course snickdoodle in cake form is brilliant!

Julie Marie said...

Thanks! Yes the cake is super moist, even after sitting in the fridge for a few days

blogbytina.com said...

snickerdoodles are my FAVORITE. I cant wait to try them as a cake instead! Your pictures are gorgeous!

Natasha said...

What a gorgeous cake for your parents and how awesome that they won this incredible trip! Your photos are also quite incredible.

grub said...

i came here via your flickr page! this cake sounds lovely and i like you presented it! the recipe cards are brilliant :D hope to see more bakes! btw the trip with the gnome sounds awesome!

Helene said...

Exciting for your parents. Wow that is an incredible cake.

Jesse Lu said...

Congratulations to your parents! What a dreamy place to win a trip to. And this cake looks just as dreamy. It's on my 'To-Bake' list now.

Anonymous said...

Ok so I am about to set in on making this cake, I already have all the ingredients out, and I came to the computer to check a measurement (I dont have a printer)but then I realized I cant tell what the fractions are. I am in serious trouble because my computer is next to useless and I was making this for a party at 6 tonight. could someone help me out?

Anonymous said...

nevermind! I just figured it out and I gasped then started clapping my hands because the solution was just a few more brain cells sorry....... whew, Im glad I went with the anonymous posting. ;)

Julie Marie said...

anonymous: glad you figured it out!! if you ever have any questions feel free to comment with them or email them to me, I normally respond in less than 24 hours.

sue said...

great sounding cake i'm going to bake this for my brother in laws birthday in may!!! dont see how it's six sticks of butter though??? Help me out with that

Anonymous said...

ok! I baked it!!! and it was amazing. The cake tasted just like snickerdoodle cookies and everyone loved it! people went back for seconds- of cake! and not just the little ones in the room.... Im talking grown people here.So if you're thinking you might want to make this, just go ahead and do it. I feel like I should I apologize for the over-use of exclaimation marks but I think they apply in this case, Thanks Julie

Joanne said...

Way to turn my favorite cookie of all time into a seriously luscious cake! And do calories ever really count when it comes to cake....? I hope not.

Anonymous said...

If I wanted to make cupcakes with this recipe would you suggest cutting it in half???

alison said...

i just made cupcakes with the recipe! they are delicious, and it made 3 dozen.

brittany said...

Question...

I just finished making the frosting, and I can still taste a little of the texture from the brown sugar, is that how it is supposed to be, or should it have dissolved?

Anonymous said...

I can't tell what the fractions are. OFC I have my pans buttered/floured & ready to go. My bad. Any help would be appreciated. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

Kay said...

I can't read the fractions either. I tried enlarging the picture of the card, and I tried a different browser. It didn't help.

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

I'm looking for a cake for my birthday party (yes I'm making my own cake!) and I think this one is a winner! Looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

I wanted to thank you for this recipe. I used it this weekend for my birthday party and it was a big hit. If you'd like to see how it turned out, here's a link to the post

http://www.abrilliantmelody.com/2011/10/my-birthday-party.html

Mine isn't as pretty as yours, but it was so delicious!

Kellan said...

Julie, this cake looks good enough eat off the screen! Definitely on my to make list when a gathering of any type happens again.

Question: What recipe do you use for original buttercream? I'm curious to see if we do it the same way, or if maybe you have an idea or two I should try.

Carol said...

I simply clicked on the recipe cards and they enlarged so you can read all the ingredients clearly. I cannot wait to try this cake!

mommyof3 said...

Making it now :) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I just made this cake and it tasted amazing but it was a bear to ice, very crumbly! Did you have that problem? The other thing was I had to cook it about 50 minutes for it to be done.

I love it though! Yum!! Thanks for sharing!

karrie said...

I made this yesterday.
Mine turned out a bit dry/crumbly and it's dense.
Everyone loves the taste!
Any suggests on how to keep it moist?
No refrigeration maybe?

kimber said...

cake fractions: 1 1/2 flour 1 1/2 cake flour 1T baking powder 1t salt 1T cinnamon 2 sticks butter 1 3/4 sugar 4 eggs 2 t vanilla 1 1/4 milk

buttercream fractions: 1 1/2 butter 1/3 brown sugar 1/2 t cinnamon 3c powdered sugar 3t half and half.

brandi said...

This recipe is so lovely! Instead of the two flours I just used self-rising. I prefer it over everything else because it makes the cake fluffy. Had this with homemade cinnamon ice cream and it was great. Thanks for the recipe!

Darin said...

Hi, a friend sent me a link to your site. This recipe is calling my name and I'm going to try it. One question: Have you ever experimented with different amounts of baking powder and adding cream of tartar? I think the cream of tartar is what gives snickerdoodles their unique flavor, and I wonder how to incorporate that into the cake without making it a frosted stack of cookies.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Love your recipe, sounds delish! Curious, is that salted or unsalted butter?

Evitagen Em said...

Hey! I made this cake for my sisters birthday! They loved it! It had chocolate marshmallow frosting! I've just made it again twice this week due to constant begging xD I linked to this on my blog. http://evitagenem.blogspot.com/2012/10/baking-with-mouse-mouse.html
Thanks for the recipe!

Kristy Denney said...

this has become one of our very favorite cakes! i've made it as a sheet cake and a layered cake and layered cake is the way to go! Shared this on my site today....giving you credit for the recipe!! i'm in love with all of your photos!

Jackie said...

Hi Julie

How do you print out this recipe, I have a print friendly button on my browser and I can barely see the instructions let alone the fractions part of the recipe and I have it on the biggest print size.