Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday Night Cake

Sunday Night Cake from Baked

Soo.. Anyone know how to get rid of small moths in the house? Since my room was virtually untouched for 6 months, it had a few moths when I got back, that didn't seem to be going away. I put out some naphthalene balls, and now, I'm super sick, with the parents slightly sick. I think I just had an almost-suicide attempt :P

Anyway.. With the sickness, I've been cooped up at home since a few days. I was of course, craving some dessert, and with Secret recipe club's reveal coming soon, I started to browse through my assignment for the month. I got super lucky this month, because Jamie is a part of Club Baked, which essentially is TWD, except with the Baked series of books, that I absolutely LOVE!. And with their new book Baked Elements recently out, they've taken over my mind even more than usual.

I knew immediately I'd make one from their books, and focused in on the Sunday Night Cake because of ingredient availability at home. It's got a weird name, but apparently it's to indicate that you can whip this up in an instant, for family, on a lazy Sunday. And that is exactly what the cake is. Hearty, comforting, and just perfect. The cake is robust, and has an interesting taste with the cinnamon, very right for fall. And the frosting / pudding is super rich and intense, and gives the perfect balance. As I've said countless times, I'm not a fan of the powdered sugar American buttercream, but this puddingy frosting is perfect. I actually have some leftover and hopefully I should be up to trying it with something else too.

Sunday Night Cake
Recipe from Baked Elementsvia Cookin' with Moxie

1 3/4 cups cake flour - I used the substitute of AP flour + cornflour/cornstarch
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon (I used almost a whole teaspoon, I love cinnamon a little too much)
1 1/4 stick [5 oz /  140 g] unsalted butter - I used salted just fine, omit the salt of course
3/4 cup [150 g] granulated sugar
1/2 cup [110 g] packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sour cream - I used hung/greek yoghurt

Instructions -
  1.  Preheat oven to 350 F [180 C]. Grease and line a 9 inch square pan. I couldn't find mine, so I used to 6 inch round pans instead.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars till light and fluffy. Add the eggs one a time, beating between each addition.
  4. Alternately add the flour mixture and the sour cream / yoghurt in a dry, wet, dry, wet, dry pattern. Don't over mix.
  5. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for at least half hour before frosting and serving.


  1. I like that you used yogurt in the looks really moist... Dessert at our house was only present on Sundays...memories of growing up....great choice.

  2. Not sure we could conquer this beautiful cake, but your gingersnaps were AMAZING. It was great getting your blog this month. Thanks for inspiring us to bake.

  3. Oh, YUM! If my hubby sees this post, he'll be begging me to make this for him! Gorgeous cake! Hope you're feeling better~

  4. Oh yum. Your cake looks wonderful! Love the touch of cinnamon! SOrry about the moths. Yuck!

  5. I love your photo--you did great assembling and icing the cake! I'm a cake fanatic so I notice these things--you're a cake pro! :) Great job.

  6. I'm a big fan of Sunday Night Cake. I need to try it with the chocolate frosting since I went in a citrus direction when I made it. Yours looks delicious!

  7. I love the Baked series also, and this is one beautiful cake. It looks like the perfect comfort food!

  8. Looks and sounds delicious!! Hope you're feeling better soon.

  9. YAY,love layer cakes! And really, yellow cake chocolate frosting is the best (I mean BEST) combination :)

  10. So generous of you to share so many yummy not into baking mostly coz am terrified of messing it up. But i do feel like trying out this cake recipe. I am a sucker for cake... especially feel like having something sweet after each meal. so far i've only limited myself to making custards and i am really bored.
    Anyhoo,I'd like to share a classic English Lemon Pudding cake recipe...

  11. Could your please give a simple carrot cake recipe?? Thanks

    1. Hi,

      I'll try posting one soon, I have a favorite. Or else, you could email me if you're in a hurry, and I'll give it to immediately.

  12. Oo I just bought the new Baked book last week and I am in love with every single recipe. I can't decide where to start!! Your cake turned out gorgeous, love love love layer cakes!

  13. Hi Avanika, first of all thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Secondly, your blog is actually yummylicious with all those mouth watering recipes and posts. The cake looks tempting and scrumptious. And this is not just a Sunday night cake, this is cake for every night.


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