The Olive Bin

Simple Stunning Cinnamon Cake with Fig Balsamic Buttercream



1 white cake mix

1 T cinnamon
1 C water
3 eggs
1/3 C of The Olive Bin's Extra Virgin Olive Oil



3/4 C Crisco
3/4 C butter, room temperature

5 C powdered sugar

3 T of The Olive Bin's Fig Balsamic Vinegar

6-8 T milk
1 tsp vanilla extract



5 T powdered sugar
2 T brown sugar, packed

1 tsp cinnamon

2 T of The Olive Bin's Fig Balsamic Vinegar


Additional Info

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend cake mix, cinnamon, water, eggs, and olive oil in a large bowl at low speed for about 30 seconds. Beat at medium high speed for 2 minutes.
  2. Generously spray two 8” round pans with cooking spray. Divide batter between the 2 pans. Bake for 22-26 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out cleanly. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes, then turn out of the pans and cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, make the Fig Balsamic Frosting. Cream Crisco and butter together until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, the Balsamic and 4-6 T of the milk. Mix gently until combined.
  4. Add the vanilla and more milk if needed until frosting is of spreadable consistency. Put a little of the frosting on a cake plate to “glue” the first layer to the plate.
  5. Spread frosting on the top of the first layer. Top with the second layer and frost the entire cake., smoothing as you go. Use leftover frosting to pipe edgings if desired.
  6. Combine glaze ingredients and mix well. Drizzle the cake with the Fig Glaze just before serving.

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