I have had a tiring few days. I am attend a four day technical training class. The first couple of days were a welcome change of pace. I like learning, and it's enjoyable to commute to a new area.
Today was my third day, and I am spent. The material gets increasingly difficult, and I don't have much time to absorb the information. I should come back to my apartment and practice for a couple of hours, but I'm too tired. I think after writing this post, I'll vegetate in front of the television.
I only have one more day. I'll survive. Unfortunately, tomorrow after the training, I'm heading directly to my weekly Mandarin Chinese class. I'm going to have a very tired brain tomorrow evening.
Even if I don't absorb everything I need to during the training. I'll still have the manuals to review and the practice sets to go through again.
Every once in a while I like to bake something sweet at take it to work. I like baking, but I can't really eat an entire cake or a whole batch of cookies. If I take baked goods to work, I get to make desserts and I don't feel guilty for eating too many sweets. It's a win-win.
I found this honey bun cake recipe at allrecipes.com. I used a spice cake mix instead of a yellow cake mix. I also baked it in a bundt pan instead of a 9 by 13 inch pan. I also used white sugar instead of brown because I had run out of brown sugar.
The ingredients are 1 spice cake mix, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 4 eggs, 8 ounces sour cream, 1 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, and 1 tablespoons vanilla extract. This recipe does not lack sugar.
To make the cake, I added the cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and sour cream in a bowl and stirred until combined.
In another bowl, I mixed together the white sugar and cinnamon.
I added half of the batter into a well greased bundt pan.
I poured the sugar evenly over the batter. It's a lot of sugar. It's a mound of sugar. I used it all.
I scooped the remaining batter on top of the sugar.
I draged a knife through the batter to create swirls of cinnamon and sugar throughout the batter.
The marbling effect was pretty. I zigzagged through the batter several times. I baked the cake at 325 degrees for around 45 to 50 minutes. I let the cake cool in the pan for a few minutes before letting it cool completely on a wire rack.
I prepared the glaze while the cake cooled. I combined the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.
I poured the glaze over the cooled cake.
I took this cake to work and ate a slice for breakfast. Yay for cake for breakfast! I like starting my day off right.
Unsurprisingly, this is a sweet treat. The texture is tender and moist.
There are desirable swirls of cinnamon and sugar. It was a sweet and aromatic touch.
The glaze became crisp and crunchy. It has a nice vanilla flavor. This cake had lots of delicious spices. I used a spice cake mix, and the cinnamon swirl added some spice and warmth.
It was a toothsome cake. It was sweet, but I like sugar. It was also a pretty cake despite being easy to put together.