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Gooey Cinnamon Cake
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    Adapted from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Knopf) by Deb Perelman There is something about this cake that’s wildly addictive, speaking from personal experience. (My French friends went nuts over it, too.) To the naked eye, it may just look like a simple butter cake and the two layers may look a bit discernible. But melded together, with the crunchy topping, you won’t be able to stop eating the squares of cake. You can tell Deb is a blogger because she covers her bases and lists a multitude of substitutions and possibilities for ingredients that folks might inquire about. Instead of corn syrup, you can use golden syrup or honey. (Although honey is pretty strong, so I would use one of the other syrups I listed. Or choose a mild-flavored honey.) She covered the bases on the milk/half-and-half/cream issue, too. And you can use any of them in the gooey layer I’m not as obsessive as Deb, and although she didn’t say I could do it (gotcha Deb!) I did grind my own cinnamon. Since it was going right on top, I wanted that zingy freshness of just-grated spices front and center stage. But I’m sure she’d be fine with that.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups (190g) flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder, (aluminum-free)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 8 tablespoons (115g) unsalted butter, (at room temperature, cubed)
    • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
    • 1 large egg (at room temperature)
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) whole milk
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) light corn syrup or golden syrup
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) whole milk or heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 12 tablespoons (170g) unsalted butter, (at room temperature)
    • 1 cup (225g) plus 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 large egg, (at room temperature)
    • 1 1/4 cups (155g) flour
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

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    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 19470 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 121 g 186.66%
    • Saturated Fat: 34 g 171.35%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 92 mg 30.52%
    • Sodium: 255 mg 10.64%
    • Calcium: 805 mg 80.54%
    • Potassium: 5319 mg 151.97%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 234 mg 1300.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3850 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 127 g 508.4%
    • Sugar: 16 g
    • Protein: 636 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 37 g
    • Vitamin A 23.4%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 6.38%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat24
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch256
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total332 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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