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Chocolate-Cinnamon Sheet Cake with Almond Cream

April/May 2006

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Sheet cakes are a potluck dream: the baking pan holds the cake and makes it wonderfully portable. This one is accompanied by an almond “cream” made from heavy cream and reduced-fat sour cream. Together, the cake and cream replicate the taste of Mexican chocolate with its undertones of almond and cinnamon. Or make cream cheese frosting and add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.



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"I made this cake for my dad's 63rd birthday. Everyone was thrilled and said it was delicious. I made dream whip with almond extract and then added cherry's on top. A great hit. Will make again. Very yummy and not too sweet. I also omitted...
Chocolate-Cinnamon Sheet Cake with Almond Cream Recipe

5 Reviews for Chocolate-Cinnamon Sheet Cake with Almond Cream

06/02/2014
Anonymous
Made for son's 4th b-day

I haven't baked in a long time, so this was a bit more advanced than I though it would be. However, since I watch baking on tv so often, I felt I was really good at folding in the egg whites!
I used a gluten free flour blend in place of the cake flour, because of that the cake was a bit dense. The dense-ness of it made it feel like a fudge cake (as one of my guests described!) The flavor combo of chocolate and cinnamon makes my knees buckle a little, it's so good! I could taste a slight bitterness that I think was the whole wheat pastry flour, next time maybe I will try all gluten free, or gluten free with cake flour and maybe it will be a bit fluffier. I made a cream cheese icing instead and used almond extract. Again, totally, super delish! Also, I did use coconut oil instead of canola, it is better for baking as it can withstand very high temps and not break down and it's tasty.

The chocolate and cinnamon combo, so amazingly delish!!
Tree Fu Tom birthday cake for my 4 y/o, he loved it!
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12/23/2013
Anonymous
Very good recipe

It's so tasty and easy to do. Definitly will make again. Highly recommended.

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07/12/2013
Anonymous
Uses Canola Oil

I am not sure why people think Canola Oil is healthy? Lack of research? Lazy? Trusting? But it is not healthy at all. Far from it actually. DO NOT USE CANOLA oil or any other processed oil for baking.

There are 3 healthy oils that are good for us. Coconut oil, Grapeseed Oil and Olive Oil. However only Coconut Oil and Grapseed oil should EVER be used in cooking.

Olive oil is good as is not to be used in cooking. It changes it at the molecular level and makes it dangerous to our bodies when heated. BTW, Canaola Oil is HEATED by the MFR. This heating makes this oil dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. There are some that are COLD PRESSED, if you can get cold pressed that is OK to use. Otherwise use Coconut Oil. It doesn't get altered by heat and is a wonderful cooking oil and an even better baking oil.

Use Coconut oil instead, much healthier
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11/07/2010
Anonymous

I made this cake for my dad's 63rd birthday. Everyone was thrilled and said it was delicious. I made dream whip with almond extract and then added cherry's on top. A great hit. Will make again. Very yummy and not too sweet. I also omitted the brown sugar.

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09/06/2009

It will take care of your need for a chocolate fix. A nice, light, moist cake-good for a light dessert.

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