Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cinnamon-Sugar Loaf Cakes

For those of you awaiting Monday's cake post, it'll be a little longer, as I mislaid the camera for a few days, including that day on which I made Rose Levy Beranbaum's Rose Genoise cake (which tasted exactly like my family's recipe for Passover sponge cake, incidentally). Update: I found the pictures I took of the genoise, posting to commence immediately.
This week, I switched it up, and did my Heavenly Cake at home, and made my TWD recipe at the bakery. The recipe was entitled Rum-Drenched Vanilla Loaf Cakes, and while I did put the rum in the batter, I didn't make a rum syrup. Instead, I brushed the two mini-loaves with butter and sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar to make a crunchy top. Then I sold them, so I didn't taste them, but they looked like excellent little pound cakes. Dorie compares them to Sara Lee in general consistancy and crumb. 

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6 comments:

Kimberly Johnson said...

I love the idea of brushing the loaves with butter and sprinkling with cinnamon and sugar. YUMM!

Romaine said...

Cinnamon and sugar makes anything better. Great idea.

Tia said...

i can almost taste the sweet, crunchy cinnamonny top from here., YUM!

Clivia said...

Agreed - that crunchy top sounds delicious!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

sounds like a donut-- delicious!

Susan said...

Super idea using cinnamon and sugar! Looks fabulous.