This recipe is dedicated to my friend, Ess, whose answer to life’s greatest problems is to add more cinnamon. Thank you for being my friend.
Adapted From The How To Bake Everything Cookbook
3 TBS butter, melted
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
6 TBS sugar
6 TBS buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of two 5 inch pie pans. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Place the egg and sugar in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat them together. Whisk in the buttermilk and vanilla, then stir in the melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.