These scone-shaped cakes with cinnamon chips are a delicious treat to be enjoyed with your coffee and tea. You could even get away with eating them in the mornings as they are not overly sweet. The cake is light and fluffy with homemade cinnamon chips that have caramelized deliciously dispersed throughout. You can also whip them up in a flash with chocolate chips. They can be made vegan by replacing the dairy products with plant-based alternatives.
So this is the time we visit Germany on our lockdown cooking tour around the world. They were inspired by something very similar I bought at a bakery once. That was also the last time I ventured into a bakery because the next day I say saw someone drop a bread outside delivering bread and just placing it in the bread display. No more bakeries for me since then. Clearly I had to make this delicious delight for myself which meant cracking the cinnamon chip code because you cannot buy them at the grocery store. Just adding cinnamon is not the same, trust me I tried. Now these homemade cinnamon chips are a real game changer and once you have made them you can add them into any baked good such as cookies, muffins, pancakes, cakes and scones. I highly recommend trying these or not, I’m on my third batch already.
Triangle Cakes with Homemade Cinnamon Chips
Yield: 12 pieces Difficulty: 2/5 Time: prep. 5 min/ baking 15-20 min
• 75 gr coconut fat
• 150 gr brown sugar
• ¼ tsp cocoa powder
• 4-5 tsp cinnamon
• 475 gr flour
• 15 gr baking powder
• 250 gr quark cheese/yogurt/Skyr
• 70 ml flavour neutral oil
• 80 ml milk
• 150 gr sugar
• 1 dash of salt
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Make the cinnamon chips by melting the coconut fat and adding the other ingredients until it forms a paste. With an offset spatula or a knife spread the cinnamon/sugar paste into a parchment paper lined baking mould of any shape in an even layer. Leave the mixture to set completely solid in the fridge of freezer and proceed to chop it into chips of desired size.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl until well-combined and set aside.
- Mix the wet dough ingredients together until the sugar has completely dissolved, hold the milk back for later.
- Alternate adding the milk and dry ingredients together until a smooth dough begins to form that is neither too firm nor too sticky (it will stick a bit). Leftover milk can be used to brush the top of the cakes. Add the desired amount of cinnamon chips to the dough and knead until it has dispersed well throughout.
- Separate the dough into two halves and shape it into a round disc of about 1 ½ cm thickness. Cut that disc into 6 equal pieces and set on a lined baking sheet giving them enough space to spread. Repeat with the rest of the dough and brush the tops with a little milk.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown and leave them to cool on a wire rack.
*depending on how many cinnamon chips you use, they last up to three batches. You can also use them in muffins and cookies.
Tip: Instead of cinnamon chips use chopped semi-sweet chocolate for all chocolate lovers!
So there you have my recipe for triangle cakes with homemade cinnamon chips, which is easy and super delicious. The name is bad but I don’t want to be sued by a bakery chain for recreating something I had once years ago. It is easily the most dangerous thing I have made in a while. I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great weekend. Stay healthy! #stayhome