Monday Morning Mmmm: Snickerdoodle Cake

Recipe for Snickerdoodle Cake

I wanted to make something new over the weekend. We had friends coming over, and I like to experiment on cook something special for them. As I searched my bookmarked recipes for an Italian dish (which I did not find, so stay tuned next week for what I did instead), I came across a recipe for a Snickerdoodle cake from Scribbit.

Since my friends and I would be celebrating a birthday, a special cake (instead of my usual, go-to dessert, brownies from a box) seemed to be in order. Even though THIS recipe would require me to do something I’ve never done before: make a layer cake. With LAYERS.

I was nervous, not sure if I was up to the task. But then again, I have watched a few fancy cake shows on cable. It can’t be that hard…

And it wasn’t. Not being a layer-cake baker, I don’t even own round cake pans. So I bought a three-pack of foil pans and went to work. In the end I had a delicious, not-bad-looking layer cake that we all loved!

(Finally, I have a reason to get this gorgeous cake plate. I can show off serve a certain layer cake on it!)

Recipe for Snickerdoodle Cake

Snickerdoodle Cake with Buttercream Frosting

1 package yellow cake mix
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup applesauce
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon

Frosting Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
4 oz. cream cheese
3 1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Mix the cake ingredients and pour into three, greased round cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes (or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean). Let cool, while mixing the frosting ingredients. Turn layers out of the pans, then frost. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon sugar on top. Refrigerate for an hour, then serve chilled. (You don’t have to serve a cold cake, but it was really good that way!)

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28 Comments Monday Morning Mmmm: Snickerdoodle Cake

  1. Amanda B. March 21, 2011 at 7:18 am

    This cake looks yummy! You might have to “experiment” on us again at small group and bring this cake next time!! We all enjoyed your shredded beef experiment last night ! Thanks for bringing such a yummy dinner!

  2. nikki March 21, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I love snickerdoodles…so that cake looks amazing! I’m going to have to try that!

  3. charity March 21, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I passed this recipe on to a chef in our office, sure hope he makes it. If not, I’ll have to try a layer cake for the first time too.

  4. Erin March 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

    My mouth is watering!

  5. Miz Helen March 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Your cake looks delicious. We would really enjoy it. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  6. Shelly W. March 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Oh yummy! That looks so good! And I’m so proud of you for attempting a layer cake. :)

  7. Leigh March 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Look at you, getting fancy with the baking! It looks delicious.

  8. Nony the Slob March 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    MUST you do this to me? This looks fabulous and now I’m going to go eat a few spoonfuls of sugar because that’s all there is.

  9. Jennifer@HomeMatters March 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    YUM!!! I cannot wait to try this cake recipe! Thank you for sharing. I am printing it right now : )
    Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday.

  10. chelleybutton March 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Yummy. Wish I wouldn’t have given Triple and Mad Dog one of the pieces you sent with me. ;) Not that it would’ve lasted that much longer than the one I kept, of course. ;) I must admit, while I like snickerdoodle cookies, they’re not my favorite and I was disappointed that there was no chocolate that weekend. But you proved me wrong: it was delicious! :) (smaller pieces might’ve been more appropriate though;) (Mad Dog did give me a Dove when we got back to their house though, since he ate mine;)

  11. Rachel March 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    WOW~ looks unbelievably delicious!!!
    Visitng from Sweet Tooth Friday!
    ~Rachel @

  12. Allison @ Alli 'n Son March 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I LOVE snicker doodle. Thanks for stopping by and linking up this week!

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  14. Fields Of Heather April 1, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I can’t wait to make this – snickerdoodles are my husbands favorite cookie.

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect April 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Mine, too. ;) I hope it turns out well!

  15. Mindy April 4, 2011 at 10:13 am

    We just tried this cake over the weekend….YUMMMMMM! Might I add, that while it is delicious when cold, if you cut a slice and microwave about 10 seconds it tastes JUST LIKE A CINNAMON ROLL…a very delightful, fantastic , just from-the-oven cinnamon roll!

    And that is why my treadmill will see lots of me this week ;)

    P.S. I just saw your recipe for apple cake..can’t wait to try that!!

  16. cole April 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    this looks amazing!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect April 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Hahaha – um, you’re welcome? :)

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