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Cinnamon Cake with Orange Icing


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Serves 8-12 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 60 - 80 minutes

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
125g Margarine or Butter
1 cup Water
11/2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda
1 Tbsp Cinnamon (I use Dutch)
1 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour
2 eggs
Icing:
1 1/2 cups Icing sugar (approximately)
2 tsp finely grated zest of an orange
1 tsp Margarine/butter
Orange Juice


Pre-heat oven to 180oC and line and grease a 20cm square cake pan.


In a large saucepan, place the sugar, water, butter/margarine, cinnamon and bicarbonate soda.


Place this over a gentle heat and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally and gentley boil until the butter/margarine is completely melted.


Set this aside to cool for 15-20 minutes.


When cooled (I mix it in the saucepan - but you can transfer to a mixing bowl) add the sifted flour and the eggs and beat until smooth (I do it by hand but you could use an electric beater).


Pour into the pre-pared cake pan and place in the oven for 45-60 minutes. Or until the cake has cooked through when tested with a skewer.


Remove from oven and let cool in tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool on a wire rack.


Ice when Cold.


Place the icing sugar into a small mixing bowl with the zest and margarine/butter.


Heat 1/4 cup of orange juice ( I do it in the in microwave) until hot.


Using 1-2 teaspoons at a time add to the icing sugar mixture. Mix (adding juice as you need) until the margarine/butter is melted and the icing is a smooth spreadable mixture.


Spread over the cake and let set for 30 minutes!


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Notes

I had to adapt a 'Chocolate Cake' recipe when baking for someone who was allergic to Cocoa based products. A friend suggested cinnamon instead... The end result was DELICIOUS!!! Now it is a personal favourite!!!

After some research I decided on an orange icing and the two flavours go hand in hand!!!

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