Cinnamon Cake 1985

We like this recipe sent in by Mrs Annie Riley, Sutherland. Take 4oz butter or margarine, 4oz caster sugar, 2 eggs, 2oz desiccated coconut, 6oz self-raising flour, 2 tablespoons milk. For the filling:- 6oz icing sugar, 3oz butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 2 tablespoonfuls milk. Cream fat and sugar together until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add coconut and then fold in the flour alternatively with the milk.

Put into a greased and floured 7in round cake tin and bake in a moderate oven for 1ΒΌ hours. Cool on a wire rack. Slice into three layers and put together with the filling. Make this by sieving the icing sugar and cinnamon. Reserve tow teaspoonfuls of this mixture and mix the rest with the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk. Put the cinnamon filling between the layers. Sprinkle the reserved sugar and cinnamon on the top of the cake.