When I saw this recipe, I thought "Why is it called a Sunday Night Cake? I don't need a specific day to allow me to eat cake." When I told my friends that I was making this cake, they asked me what was with the name as well. These are the responses I got...
"The cake is a breakfast cake (like coffee cake) so you make it for brunch and then dress up the leftovers with icing so that you have cake later that night and no leftovers!" - Vanessa
"Sunday night is family dinner nights so the special occasion warrants a cake." - Shaun (I am totally turning my fiance into an Italian hehe)
"When you've been good all week, Sunday night you can splurge and have a piece of cake!" - Sylvia (I second that opinion.)
"You deserve cake every day - this is just the Sunday version. Next week we can do Monday cake." - Liz (She is a baker - surprised?)
"Sundays always suck, so you need a cake to make it better." - Anthony
Regardless of why it has it's name, I think this cake was yummy.
The smell of it baking ran all throughout my house. *sigh*
The yellow cake base had a hint of cinnamon in it so it tasted very similar to coffee cake. Just to clarify, by "hint" I mean I doubled the amount of cinnamon the recipe called for. What can I say, I like cinnamon. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I baked it for 35 minutes, turning halfway between baking, but it was a tad bit dry. It was even more surprising to me because one of its ingredients was sour cream. I thought sour cream could do no wrong! It said to bake it for 35-40 minutes but next time I'll bake it for 32 minutes.
As for the frosting, I loved it on the cake and on it's own.
Julie from A Little Bit of Everything chose the recipe this time around. Take a moment to check out her blog for the full cake recipe. You can see what the other Club: Baked members thought of this recipe here! Next up for Club: Baked is Boston Cream Pie Cake!