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When I saw this recipe, I thought “Why is it called a Sunday Night Cake? I don’t need a specific day to allow me to eat cake.” When I told my friends that I was making this cake, they asked me what was with the name as well. These are the responses I got…
“The cake is a breakfast cake (like coffee cake) so you make it for brunch and then dress up the leftovers with icing so that you have cake later that night and no leftovers!” – Vanessa
“Sunday night is family dinner nights so the special occasion warrants a cake.” – Shaun (I am totally turning my fiance into an Italian hehe)
“When you’ve been good all week, Sunday night you can splurge and have a piece of cake!” – Sylvia (I second that opinion.)
“You deserve cake every day – this is just the Sunday version. ┬áNext week we can do Monday cake.” – Liz (She is a baker – surprised?)
“Sundays always suck, so you need a cake to make it better.” – Anthony
Regardless of why it has it’s name, I think this cake was yummy.
The smell of it baking ran all throughout my house. *sigh*

The yellow cake base had a hint of cinnamon in it so it tasted very similar to coffee cake. Just to clarify, by “hint” I mean I doubled the amount of cinnamon the recipe called for. What can I say, I like cinnamon. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I baked it for 35 minutes, turning halfway between baking, but it was a tad bit dry. It was even more surprising to me because one of its ingredients was sour cream. I thought sour cream could do no wrong! It said to bake it for 35-40 minutes but next time I’ll bake it for 32 minutes.

Lesson learned.

As for the frosting, I loved it on the cake and on it’s own. No, I did not lick the beaters and the bowl clean. It was incredibly fudgy with a strong taste of dark chocolate. Overall I did like this cake and will definitely make it again. I’ll just try not to dry it out next time.

Julie from A Little Bit of Everything chose the recipe this time around. Take a moment to check out her blog for the full cake recipe. You can see what the other Club: Baked members thought of this recipe here! Next up for Club: Baked is Boston Cream Pie Cake!

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12 Responses so far.

  1. Gloria says:

    I agree with several of your friends comments. I ate this cake for breakfast and loved it. And really, every day of the week should have it's own cake I think!

    Great cake!

  2. k.a.r.e.n says:

    Great frosting job! I'm going to try the chocolate frosting since there are so many rave reviews about it.

  3. Jess says:

    I love the responses you got to why it's called Sunday night cake. Great job. I overcooked my cake a little too, but it was more moist than I thought it would be given my negligence.

  4. PhDcupcaker says:

    Cute post! I love the responses you got about the name… I was wondering about that too.

  5. I'm in love with cinnamon, too. I might follow your lead and double the cinnamon next time I make it, because I plan to use a different frosting next time (don't care for chocolate and cinnamon together much.)

  6. Alex says:

    looks great! I love the way you decorated it! I wasn't able to participate in this recipe, but I think I might still need to make it!

  7. Elaine says:

    Hi! I didn't know there was another BAKED bake along group! I belong to a different one and we made the Grasshopper Bars from the BAKED Exploration book yesterday. Your Sunday Cake turned out so pretty!

  8. Julie says:

    Your cake looks beautiful!! Thanks for baking along with me.

  9. Tessa says:

    I love the "you deserve cake everyday comment!" Your responses are fun in general.

    P.S. I think it's really hard to get too much cinnamon :)

  10. Crystal says:

    I am somewhere close to Anthony. Sunday's don't suck so much as they are a haunting reminder that Monday is hours away.
    Love the cake bling, that green really bounces the chocolate cake- fun. I also agree with you-cake is good anytime. Nice job.

  11. Kirsten says:

    Great job! And cute ideas on the name :)

  12. Stephanie says:

    Whenever I make a recipe, I always set the timer for 5 minutes less than the recipe says. I made a recipe for another baking group one time that took a lot of time and effort, and when I took it out of the oven at the recommended time, it was absolutely BURNT! I was so upset, that I always under-estimate baking times now. I'd rather have to put it back in than see it burnt and ruined. You'll have to give this one another try b/c it really was quite moist!

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