Moist, golden, boldly laced in cinnamon, this cake is a winter brunch and coffee klatch classic. Actually, it is a variation of a cake from my first book. I raved about how great it was and then testers got to it. One would have success; one â€¦pure failure. I could not fathom it. It was the easier, best cake in the world! I began to think this cake was haunted. I cursed it. Then I meticulously went over it - making sure things were really clear and now, everyone has success and all tasters agree - this cake is incredible. Make this cake by hand - using a wire whisk, preferably, or in a food processor â€“ it is really is a low rent, labour-wise, bit of baking.