Cinnamon sugar cakes

January 26, 2020 Published by Dina

I baked these lovely little cakes to use in an image for the online food photography challenge I am participating in. It’s a lot of work producing all these images but I have been having fun with it, working in a community of creative foodies/photographers, making online friends and expanding my horizons.

The little cakes were so delicious that I thought I’d share the recipe here. You can make a vegan version of it by using flex egg instead of an egg and dip them in plant based butter when they come out of the oven.

I bake them in paper cups that I set in a muffin tray so they are baked like muffins but have a texture of a cake.

Cinnamon sugar cakes

Recipe by Dina Honke


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  • 2 cups flour

  • 1/4 cup almond meal

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 egg or vegan egg

  • 2/3 cups sugar

  • 1 cup almond milk

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup melted butter


  • Combine flour, almond meal, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl and mix.
  • Mix oil, egg, sugar and vanilla until sugar dissolves into the liquid.
  • Add almond milk and stir to blend
  • Add flour to egg mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Using an ice cream scoop (spray it with oil) spoon batter into 12 lined muffin cups
  • Bake at 350F until top is golden and springs back.
  • When muffins are ready remove from oven and let cool a bit.
  • Dip tops into butter, then into the cinnamon sugar.

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