Cinnamon pull apart cake

baking, bakingpans, cakes, coffee

Bit sad to get super excited about a new cake pan, but I am and I have to tell you about it.

Some novelty cake pans look impressive but once the cake is baked they disappoint. In my experience Williams Sonoma never let a baker down- basically you get what you pay for with their heavy duty quality pans.

Make sure you spray all the detail in the pan thoroughly before tipping in the mixture. I used the sour cream sponge recipe on the attached pan packaging.

The recipe given was:

  • 1 stick (4oz/115g) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose/ plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbl cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream

Cream the softened butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour, spices and raising agents and sour cream.

Bake for 45 minutes at 350°F/180°C

I reduced the amount of cinnamon as I am not overly keen on too much of it and substituted espresso powder.


I iced this with a coffee flavoured icing and sprinkled with toasted almonds. I think the swirls could be decorated in all sorts of pretty ways.

I think this is a lovely looking cake but the surprise is that it is extra light in texture. It has eight sections but will easily serve more.

Thanks for visiting!


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

6 thoughts on “Cinnamon pull apart cake”

    • You are very welcome. I took it to friends and it was voted one of lightest cakes ever. Williams Sonoma sell jars of expresso powder for baking. Very good! Thanks for taking time to comment, I appreciate it 🙂


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