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.
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!