A classic cookie turned cake – this Snickerdoodle Cake is made up of tender cinnamon cake layers with a crunchy cinnamon sugar spread and white chocolate ganache filling and cinnamon sugar frosting.
A Classic Cookie
The kids and I made snickerdoodle cookies the other day and as I ate one today, I couldn’t help but wonder how I could turn the classic cookie into a cake. I immediately I started looking for recipes on Pinterest and my favorite cake blogs, but wasn’t 100% excited about any. I didn’t just want a vanilla cake with cinnamon sugar frosting. No, I like taking it to the next level… or at least attempting to (doesn’t always work out).
Cookie Inspired Cake
My vision for this cake included buttery cake layers with cinnamon speckled throughout, and different flavors and textures between each layer.
As I looked around, I came across a churro chocolate cake on The Cake Blog that sounded and looked divine. While I wasn’t in the market for spiced chocolate ganache, the cake recipe itself was seemingly perfect for what I wanted my cake to be – just needed to add a big spoonful of cinnamon! So I went with their cake recipe and was really pleased with how it turned out. Despite the whopping amount of sugar it calls for, it wasn’t overly sweet (which was a good thing since the filling and frosting take care of that quite well).
For the fillings, I used Sweetapolita’s cinnamon sugar spread from her Sugar Spice Delight cake. I love the texture it adds to the cake, as well as the added punch of cinnamon sugar.
Then, the other idea I had was to add white chocolate ganache, thanks to some snickerdoodle white chocolate blondies a friend recently made me (check out Sally’s Baking Addition for that recipe. It’s delish!).
The flavors and textures turned out great together. Enjoy!