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Cinnamon Cake

My partner and I went on holiday a couple of weeks ago. We went to Heron Island and the food is buffet style. After eating double serves of desserts at lunch and dinner I came home wanting to eat sweet stuff all the time.  I am not usually the biggest eater of sugary desserts  but I had a taste for them.   I made this cake as at some stage on my first day back I had a cinnamon doughnut craving.

Cinnamon Tea Cake
Preheat oven to 180c and grease and line a 20cm square pan. Beat 150 grams softened Butter, 2 eggs and 3/4 cup of caster sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 1/4 cups of Self Raising Flour and 1/2 cup milk. Fold through.
Bake for 40-50 minutes.
Mix 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 3 teaspoons of caster sugar in a cup or bowl. Spread butter over the cake while still hot (I used about a table spoon over the entire cake). Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar immediately after buttering up the cake.

The basic cake mix is the same I use to make Lemon Cake. To make a Lemon Cake add in the finely grated rind of 1 Lemon to the cake mix.
When the cake is done warm the juice from the lemon with icing sugar to taste. Prick the cake all over and drizzle with the Lemon Syrup. This is one of my favourite cakes. I am a big fan of Lemon flavoured everything.

What are your favourite cakes?  Any suggestions for a future variation with this basic cake mix?

Below, the Cinnamon Cake.

Cinnamon Cake

Banana Bread

Whenever there are some mushy bananas in the house they either go to the chooks or to Banana Bread.  Now, I am not really much of a baker most of the time but we had a LOT of over ripe bananas and I did not think the chickens could get through all of them so went on the hunt (I just asked my facebook page) for a simple Banana Bread recipe.  My sister-in-law suggest one which I tinkered with a little (I added melted butter as I really do not like dry banana bread and had a fear it might be dry).

Mash 2-3 bananas, add 50 grams melted butter and 3/4 cup of brown sugar, stir to combine.  

Add 2 eggs, mix through.  Add 1.5 cups of Self Raising flour (more if it is too wet) and mix until combined.  Pour into a greased and lined loaf pan and bake at 170 c for 40-50 minutes.

Serve while warm with butter.  This recipe makes a really moist banana bread.  LOVED IT!

The end of the loaf went to the chooks for lunch.  They did not love it.