Oh, my heck! You are going to absolutely love this recipe. I finally sat my butt down to write up my infamous Snickerdoodle Cake recipe with y'all, your welcome. It is all sorts of awesome and I just know you will love it!
The best part of this recipe is that you make it with a boxed cake mix. AND it can even be a Gluten-Free boxed cake mix! Yup, I tried it and it worked great! Just a note though, if you plan on making it Gluten Free you may want to eat within a day of baking as it dries out more quickly since there are no preservatives in the Gluten-Free cake mix I used...the Betty Crocker brand anyways!
Snickerdoodle Cake (makes two 8 or 9 inch cake pans)
adapted from Always with Butter
For the cake
1 box white cake mix (or 2 boxes Gluten-Free Betty Crocker Cake Mix)
All the ingredients the box states on the back**
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
For the Frosting
2 cups (4 sticks) softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
6-7 cups powdered sugar
milk, to thin frosting if needed
**If you are using a regular box cake, add an extra egg, melted butter instead of the oil, and milk instead of water. This truly makes this cake out of this world! You can't quite do this with the Gluten Free cake mix as the back of the box already calls for melted butter :-)
To make the cake: In a medium bowl, mix all cake ingredients together as stated on the box adding in the ground cinnamon. Pour the batter between two greased 8 or 9 inch cake pans. Bake as directed on the box. Let cool.
To make the frosting: Place the softened butter in a bowl of a electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Slowly incorporate the powdered sugar one cup at a time. You may not need all the powdered sugar. If the frosting is too thick to spread you can add milk one tablespoon at a time to thin it out a bit.
Yes, it's that good! You may just want to eat it by the spoonful with your head in the refrigerator so that your kids don't see you.
I hope you love it!
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