• 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Additional sugar and cinnamon for topping

This recipe contains: Dairy, Eggs, Wheat

Recipe notes: This versatile cake works well with a variety of additional ingredients. Experiment with chopped fruit or flavored extracts.


Snickerdoodle Cake

James Beard

Author and Educator

“This version of snickerdoodle, which I have also heard called snipdoodle, is really a quick coffee cake and is delicious used as cake or bread for breakfast or luncheon.”

Yield: One 9 x 13-inch cake


Sift together the sugar, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Blend the eggs and milk and stir into the dry ingredients. Beat in the melted butter. Pour into a buttered 9 x 13-inch baking pan, sprinkle with granulated sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 400ºF for about 25 minutes. Serve hot or cold.