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Cinnamon Layers Cake

Layers of light cake with cinnamon, cocoa and sugar sprinkled in between.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amira


For the cake:

  • 3 Large eggs.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 1 cup milk.
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder.
  • 2 cups A.P. flour sifted.
  • 1 cup sugar.

For the cinnamon filling:

  • 2 Tablespoon cocoa powder I used sweetened.
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon powder.
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar.

For the cinnamon cream cheese light frosting:*

  • 1 package 8oz cream cheese, room temperature.
  • 5 oz vanilla greek yogurt.
  • 1/4 cup raw honey.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.


Make the cake batter:

  • In your blender mix butter, eggs, vanilla extract and milk until well blended.
  • Add flour, baking powder sugar and salt to the blender and mix.

Mix the cinnamon filling:

  • In a separate bowl, combine the cinnamon, cocoa and brown sugar.
  • Spray a 9 inch round spring form pan with oil then line the bottom and side with parchment paper.
  • Scoop about 1/3-1/2 cup of the batter into the bottom of the pan and tilt to spread the mixture.
  • Broil on low and keep an eye on it until it is nicely browned, took me 5 minutes.**
  • Now take about a tablespoon of the cinnamon filling and spread it evenly over that layer then scoop another 1/3 cup of the batter and tilt the pan to spread evenly.***
  • Broil the second layer and then take off the oven and spread another tablespoon of the cinnamon mixture.
  • Keep going like this until the last layer which was the 6th for me.
  • Broil the 6th layer then turn off the broiler and bake the whole cake for just 10 minutes on a 350F oven.
  • Take the cake out and let it cool to room temperature.

Make the frosting:

  • In a bowl, beat yogurt, cream cheese, cinnamon and honey well.
  • Assemble the cake:
  • Take the cake out of the pan, peel the parchment paper and place on you decorating surface.
  • Cover the cake entirely with the whole amount of frosting and just make swoops on the top and sides.
  • Refrigerate to set for an hour or so before serving.****


* You can use any frosting you like, think cream cheese frosting, caramel glaze, date caramel, whatever frosting you like. ** Of course broiling time depends on you oven so what I suggest is to keep a close eye on that first layer, and see how long will it take and time yourself around that for the following layers. *** Sometimes when you tilt the pan to spread the mixture, some of the batter get mixed up with the cinnamon powder mix, do not worry about that, it will still tastes great. **** I’ve decorated mine with a simple swoop style with the back of a spoon. You can go all festive or you can simply serve it with no frosting at all just accompanied with some fresh fruits.