Jade’s Cinnamon Magic

Recipe: Cinnamon Magic

Summary: this is the old family recipe of a good friend, and must be attributed to one Great-Grandma Oberlander


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 3 T butter, softened
  • 2 scant cups flour (we usually do half whole wheat flour, and half unbleached white flour)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 T cinnamon
  • Any other spices/flavors you’d like to add, usually 1/2 to 1 T each (Other spices added in the past: cloves, allspice, cardamom, chili powder, nutmeg)
  • 2 T baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 cup milk


  1. In a saucepan, boil the water, brown sugar, and 3 T butter
  2. Mix the other ingredients together
  3. Put batter in large, greased casserole dish with a cover (I use a 4-quart Pyrex, since we once overflowed the edges of a 3-quart). Pour the butter/water/brown sugar mixture over the batter, cover, and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy the magic

Cooking time: 40 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Culinary tradition: German