My mom rarely baked when I was a child – she was too busy working – but the one thing she made on a pretty regular basis was Snickerdoodle Cookies. Probably because they were my dad's favorite. Like my mom, I don't have a lot of time to bake – and I find cookies too time consuming. Luckily, I discovered this wonderful recipe.
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Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake
· 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
· 1/2 C white sugar
· 2 1/2 C flour
· 1 t baking powder
· 1/2 t baking soda
· 1/2 t salt
· 1 C butter, softened*
· 1 C sugar
· 1 C brown sugar
· 3 eggs
· 2 t vanilla
· 1 C full-fat sour cream*
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease or spray the inside of your bundt pan.
In a small bowl combine the first two ingredients until well mixed. Generously dust the inside of your bundt pan with cinnamon sugar (you want it to form a crust when it bakes). Shake out extra. Save some for the middle of the cake.
Next, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt) and set aside.
In a third, larger, bowl, mix butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla.
Then alternate adding flour mixture and sour cream to your sugar, butter, and eggs, mixing after each addition.
Pour enough batter into your bundt pan to coat the bottom.
Sprinkle in a (not too) generous layer of cinnamon sugar (if you use too much, the cinnamon sugar layer turns hard after the cake cools).
Add the last of the batter. Do NOT mix.
Bake at 325 degrees for 55-65 minutes. Allow to cool for 30-45 minutes (I find it comes out better if it's almost cool). Invert onto a plate or wire rack and allow to finish cooling—or eat warm :D
(*I have subbed out non-fat greek yogurt (Fage) for half the butter and half the sour cream with good results. )
Betsy Henley has sworn off cowboys for good, and only an invitation from a long-time crush could draw her back in to the rodeo world she left behind. She accepts, eager to find out if Alex Lucero sees her as more than his former team- roping partner’s little sister.
There’s only one problem. . . Alex is now roping with her ex-boyfriend, who also wants her back. How can she choose between the man she’s lusted after for years and the man she has a history with?
Then again, maybe Betsy doesn’t have to.
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