Do you wish that your kitchen could have that perfect cinnamon fragrance floating in the air? You do? Then make this cake right now! I found this on Pinterest and this link to the blog Giving Up On Perfect will take you to the original recipe. This writer may be giving up on perfect, but this cake is close to perfection to me. The only teeny tiny thing I changed was that I made it as a sheet cake in two pans so I could take it to two different dinners. Other than that, I left well enough alone because this cake doesn’t need any tweaking at all!
1 package yellow cake mix
1 cup milk + 3 tbsp. milk, divided
1/4 cup butter, melted + 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup applesauce
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon + 1 tsp. cinnamon
4 oz. cream cheese
3 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare two 8” square baking pans. Mix the cake mix, 1 cup milk, melted 1/4 cup butter, applesauce, eggs, vanilla, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon together and pour into the pans. Bake for 25 minutes (or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean). Let cool.
After the cake is cool, beat the cream cheese with 1/2 cup room temperature butter until smooth. Add the milk, powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Beat until smooth again. Pour the frosting on the cake and spread to cover. Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the frosting set.
Please join me over at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage where I linked up this recipe for Full Plate Thursday.