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As well as being the patron saint of children, pawnbrokers, barrel makers, fishermen (surely that should be St Peter?) and stocking-fillers St Nick is the patron saint of bakers. Never one to pass up an excuse for cake I thought I'd better bake something.
This cinnamon roll cake was really way too gooey and sweet. I ditched the sugary glaze and reduced the cinnamon filling by half.
I decided that while I was melting the butter for the cake batter I'd melt the butter for the filling too rather than use softened butter. This meant I had a liquid cinnamon filling which I poured over the cake batter in the tin. I swirled it around with a spoon before baking for 40 minutes. The result was moist but decidedly not gooey, spiced with cinnamon but not so much you feel like you're eating one of those sickly Christmas candles and sweet but not tooth-achingly so.
I just wish I'd remembered to add the chopped pecans. Oh well, I shall have to make another one.
To make this cake as I have done here follow the recipe in this post but use the following quantities for the cinnamon filling -
4 oz melted butter
1 tablespoon flour
1½ teaspoons cinnamon
3½ oz dark brown sugar
Mix the filling ingredients together and pour over cake batter in the tin swirling it around with a spoon or spatula.
Happy Saint Nicholas' Day!