Cinnamon Chocolate Cake Amongst Salted Dear Buttercream

I am a sucker for a layer cake. Especially when it involves chocolate in addition to buttercream. So to celebrate my birthday a few weeks agone I baked this Cinnamon Chocolate Cake. It’s been on the cards for a acre in addition to I intend I’ve shown remarkable restraint correct through Jan yesteryear impatiently waiting for Feb to whorl approximately along alongside a skillful excuse to bake it.

Now the waiting is over I’m jumping immediately inwards to the details, kickoff alongside the Salted Honey Buttercream…. gasp.

Without a doubt, this is the finest buttercream I’ve always made. Sweet it most definitely is, but it’s besides mellow, thank you lot to the honey. And there’s a slight twang of saltiness to laissez passer on it a savoury edge. Bundled upwards alongside the chocolate in addition to cinnamon spice it is a grown-up topping that is certain please.

The actual Cinnamon Chocolate Cake teams it’s headline flavours upwards alongside night muscovado carbohydrate in addition to buttermilk. The number is a dark, soft in addition to fudgy sponge cake alongside an intense chocolate flavor in addition to a hint of warming spice.

It pairs alongside the salty-sweet buttercream perfectly.

Just a quick give-and-take of alert close muscovado sugar. It has an annoying vogue to harden in addition to cast lumps when stored. Do brand certain you lot take away whatever clumps of sugar. If you lot larn out those lumps in, your sponge cake volition move prone to sugary holes (but it volition notwithstanding sense of savour amazing). The Kitchn has some skillful advice for dealing alongside these lumps – I went alongside apple tree slices inwards the container in addition to it worked well.

Now larn relish this Cinnamon Chocolate Cake smothered inwards salted dear buttercream earlier the conditions warms up.


  • For the Cake
  • 180 g/ 3/4 loving cup butter - softened
  • 180 g/ 1 loving cup night muscovado carbohydrate (lump costless - come across tips inwards master copy text)
  • 180 g/ 1 1/2 cups apparently (all purpose) flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp solid seat down cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tbsp buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125 g/ 1 loving cup night chocolate - roughly chopped (I used 65% cocoa solids)
  • For the Buttercream
  • 300 g butter/ 1 1/3 loving cup butter - softened
  • 240 g / two 1/8 loving cup icing (confectionary) carbohydrate - sieved
  • 3 tbsp runny honey
  • 1/4 tsp seasalt
  • Decoration
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)


  1. Grease in addition to draw of piece of work iii x half dozen inch baking tins alongside baking parchment
  2. Preheat oven 175C/ 325F/ GM3
  3. Weigh the flour, cocoa, baking pulverisation & cinnamon into a bowl
  4. Put the chocolate into a pocket-size heatproof bowl in addition to gently melt the chocolate inwards the microwave (or over a bain marie) in addition to gear upwards aside
  5. In some other bowl cream the butter in addition to carbohydrate together using electrical beaters until fluffy in addition to paler inwards colour
  6. Beat inwards the egss, i at a time
  7. Sieve one-half of the flour mixture into the batter in addition to blend
  8. Add the buttermilk, milk in addition to vanilla extract in addition to mix
  9. Sieve inwards the remaining flour in addition to mix until precisely combined
  10. Take a heaped tablespoon of the cake batter in addition to chop-chop mix it into the melted chocolate hence chop-chop blend this mixture dorsum into the residue of the cake batter
  11. Divide the batter betwixt the iii cake tins, degree slightly in addition to bake for 22-25 minutes until the sponge springs dorsum when lightly pressed or a skewer comes out clean
  12. Let cool inwards the tins for two minutes, hence take away from the tins, peal off the baking parchment from the bottom of each sponge cake in addition to allow cool completely on a wire rack
  13. Make the buttercream
  14. Use a pestle in addition to mortar to crunch the body of body of water tabular array salt to a powder
  15. Using electrical beaters whip the butter in addition to icing carbohydrate together - add together the icing carbohydrate 1 tbsp at a time
  16. Beat inwards the honey, followed yesteryear the powdered salt
  17. Taste - add together a fiddling to a greater extent than powdered tabular array salt to conform tastes
  18. Assemble the cake
  19. Lay i chocolate sponge cake onto a board in addition to spread 1/4 of the icing on top
  20. Place some other layer of cake carefully on exceed of the layer of icing in addition to exceed alongside some other 1/4 of the icing, spread it out in addition to exceed alongside the concluding layer of cake
  21. Spread some other 1/4 icing on exceed of the cake in addition to work the remaining icing to pipage rosettes on the exceed of the cake
  22. Dust alongside a fiddling solid seat down cinnamon in addition to decorate alongside cinnamon sticks if desired

Recipe Notes
If you lot wishing to work measure 8.5 inch tins, my proposition is to only double the recipe. In an ideal world, you lot would scale upwards the recipe to bake it using five eggs, but that leads to some fiddly measurements. Making double is far easier - precisely ensure you lot produce non fill upwards your sandwich tins to a greater extent than than 2/3 total alongside the batter in addition to work the leftover batter to brand a few cupcakes (freezable). You possibly volition non bespeak to double the buttercream though - I'd advise making 1.5 times that stated inwards the recipe.

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