My baby turned 2 today!
Guess she's not so much a baby anymore.
Not in her mind, anyways.
'Course, that's been the case for several months now. She thinks she can do whatever the big kids do.
And mostly....she does.
She's even partially potty-trained - we just need to work on the peeing business.
And to be quite honest, while I know she's totally ready and would probably have it down in a day or two of wearing big girl panties, I haven't tried because we're going on a road trip in a few weeks.
Frequent gas station bathroom breaks with a 2 year old?
She can wear diapers for a couple more weeks.
So what on earth does that have to do with this cake?
Birthday breakfast, that's what!
It's tradition in our family for the birthday boy/girl to pick their favorite breakfast and dinner on their special day.....and since Miranda is a bit too young to really tell me what her favorite is, I picked this.
I made it a couple of months ago and we absolutely loved it.....so I figured it would be a good choice for her. It's a lovely tender cake with lots of cinnamon flavor, dotted with cinnamon chips (I know, unhealthy...but really really yummy) and a luscious crumb topping.
To say that this is well-received is a huge understatement.
I seriously think that my 5 kids (10 and under) could eat nearly this entire cake in one sitting if I allowed it.
Miranda got candles and a song with hers.....definitely a great start for a happy birthday. :)
Cinnamon Chip Breakfast Cake
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour (or whole wheat flour)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar (I use organic evaporated cane juice)
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 Tbsp. (1/2 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. cinnamon chips (optional, I didn't use)
- Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a 13 x 9" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together sugars and butter. Add in eggs and beat until creamy. Beat in sour cream or yogurt until combined. Slowly mix in milk until combined.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir just until moistened. Stir in cinnamon chips.
- Spread batter into prepared baking dish.
- Combine topping ingredients (except for cinnamon chips) in a small bowl until thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle over cake batter. Top with cinnamon chips if desired.
- Bake for 24-26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting.
Source: Adapted from A Kitchen Addiction