We are not the champions…


Dear To-Do-List,

Only one thing got done on you this weekend. And while it was nice to have clean towels instead of doing the smell test (you know the how bad does this smell, can I used it again test?) I needed to get more stuff done. That being said I much enjoyed the distractions that kept me from the to do list.

Dear Winners of the C3 Adult Rec Hockey League,

Congrats to you. My team lost again. The sad thing is we lost to you and yet still had a much, much better time not only during the game (like when we stood up and cheered for you) but after. I’m glad that you guys won, you wanted it far more than us (as your scowling faces and the guy who told me to stop smiling at him this was a game would indicate).
You had the guy that got a hat trick with the way he was jumping up and down and screaming (with a higher pitch than me…just saying) who I thought had won a new truck. At first I was pissed because I was mad at the league for not telling me about the get a hat trick in the lowest division when you are a higher level player and get a free car thing. I would have had my better players try hard so that we could win a truck (and then sell it to buy new hockey jerseys!). But just turns out he was wanting to win it so bad. They had even made their team a trophy. So my team got green participant ribbons that I found at a local awards shop. :P

Dear Danny Briere,

Thanks for proving to me so far this playoff season why you are my favorite NHL hockey player.

Dear Universe,

Thanks for starting to pay off me surrounding myself with good people.

Dear Snickerdoodle,

I love you in pretty much every form so I thought I would make you into a pound cake. Still love you. This is a dense cake (duh, it’s a pound cake) with a crunchy outside that gives it a nice texture contrast. While not nearly as much snickerdoodle taste because of it’s side, all the yummy elements are there. If you want to skip the cream cheese center you can, but I find it adds a nice extra something to the cake.

Snickerdoodle Pound Cake

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. nutmeg, freshly grated
2 tsp. cream of tarter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt

Cream Cheese Balls:
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 TBSP cinnamon

Cinnamon sugar mixture:
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cinnamon

Using a stand mixer or a bowl and some might strong arms, cream together the cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon for the cream cheese balls. Place the mixture into a small bowl and cover. Place in fridge until needed and start to prepare cake.

Clean your mixer bowl and cream the butter and sugar with the paddle attachment and mixer on medium high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Turn mixer down to medium and add the eggs and yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the vanilla extract and nutmeg and continue beating.

Add ½ of the dry ingredients and let mix (on low) until just incorporated.

Add the cake sour cream and mix until incorporated.

Add remaining dry ingredients until fully combined.

Grease a tube pan with butter and sprinkle about 1/3 of a cup of cinnamon sugar mixture and coat the pan where the butter was with the cinnamon sugar mixture, this will create a nice crust.

Pour half the batter into the pan and sprinkle ¼ of a cup of the cinnamon sugar mixture around the ring.

Remove the cheese mixture from the fridge. Roll into balls, about the size of a ping pong ball and roll them into ¼ cup of cinnamon sugar mixture. Place them around the tube pan in the center.

Add the rest of the batter, smoothing it over the cream cheese balls and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar on top.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bake for 50-65 minutes or until a skewer or cake tester comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached.

Let cool and serve at room temperature.

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Comments

  1. Awesome cake – this looks really delicious! I love all your snickerdoodle themed creations. :)

  2. It’s true….Snickerdoodle in all forms are good! This must be wonderful!!

  3. Or perhaps y’all ARE the champions!! :) It’s fun to win, but it’s more fun to have fun.

  4. I do the sniff test too… my husband thinks its disgusting ;)

    This looks yummy! I love snickerdoodles.

  5. I don’t think skipping the cream cheese balls would be an option with me. I’d probably tunnel my way through the cake eating that first!

  6. I’m such a big time snickerdoodle fan, so I love the idea of this cake!

  7. Love this cake!

  8. You should write a cookbook on different pound cakes – I would be first in line!

  9. Holy crap those cream cheese balls in there put this over the edge into absolute awesomeness

  10. Dear Boston Bruins…you are not the champions either. Thank you for a wonderful year, and also for that eye candy on skates: Patrice Bergeron. Maybe as a consolation to one of your biggest fans, you can have a shirts and skins game, with Bergalicious on the skins side.

    Dear Peabody…
    Love your Blog!!!!!

    -karin

  11. I like how there are cream cheese balls in the cake and it’s not just a layer. To me that adds more of a special touch ’cause then you get that surprise chunk is cheesecakey goodness. At first I thought they were Whoopers, but that doesn’t make any sense :P

  12. Peabody, you will always be a winner both off the court and on. Winning can be nice but it is not the be all and end all. Thank goodness it was only a hat trick that guy got, because if it had been something like a truck he probably would have peed his pants. That would not be good to do on an ice rink :0

  13. Peabody,

    I think you need one of these, if you don’t already have one.

    http://www.bleachercreaturetoys.com/products/flyers-danny-briere14-plush

    I have one of Chase Utley :)

  14. lol @ the dude with the hat trick. Sounds like he was living out some repressed highschool hockey/they kept me playing JV way too long/I never made it to the juniors type memories…..I hope he doesn’t have a kid.

  15. This cake looks delicious. I’d love to try it for Mother’s Day. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. Snickerdoodles. Life is no good without. One of the first cookie recipes I successfully reinvented in gluten-free form. Snickerdoodles are NOT optional!

    Will have to try to convert this cake! Not that I should…..oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…..

  17. Wow. No other words. Just…wow!

  18. Mary Red says:

    Love the idea of cream cheese balls. That will be sooo much better then just layering. Peabody, you are great. No matter my mood, I’m always smiling after reading your posts.

  19. I just made this and it came out nothing like your photos and I followed this to a T. :( I’m sure it will taste good (haven’t tried it, it’s cooling) but the outside looks and smells burned b/c of the cinnamon. I’m going to modify the recipe next time but I was really writing to tell you thank you for sharing the recipe!

  20. @Angie -hmmm, sorry about that. If anything burnt it was probably the sugar. I’ve never had it do that but bummer.

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