When Life Gives You Cinnamon, Make Some Cake.

Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. Maybe it is your friend’s birthday and she requests cinnamon, and you get all these ideas for the perfect cake. Sometimes the cake doesn’t live up to your  standards and rain ruins the birthday party plans. But sometimes there is a silver lining, in the form of a rainbow. Maybe there is even a very faint double rainbow. Now every time, we call this a win. Every.Single.Time.

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Today’s recipe is a cinnamon cake with nutmeg, maple frosting. I had high hopes for this cake.  I wanted it to mimic these cookies that I made around christmas time. My friend was in love with these cookies (I mean, she still talks about them—I call that love). Seeing how it was her birthday, I thought I would translate the cookies into a cake. But I have to be honest, in my opinion, the results were rather lackluster. That’s what I get for my expectations. My brother’s words echoed in my ears, “Hope is the first step down the road to disappointment” (he’s a real optimist).

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Don’t get me wrong; the cake wasn’t a total loss. But I was left wanting a more powerful nutmeg and maple flavor.*  I also baked the cake for a touch too long, resulting in a dryer texture. The cupcakes that I made with the left-over batter fared better on the moisture front. Overall, my socks did not come off. My boat didn’t float. My fancy wasn’t tickled. My trigger…ehh I think you get the picture.

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My second time around eating the cake, I drizzled a little maple syrup and sprinkled a few blueberries on top. That cleaned it up nicely.

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Oh by the way, don’t you just love the little kitties? I think they are adorable. Just like my friend. She’s pretty great (and she loves cats, especially my cat). You should read her blog! (Shameless plug).

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