Monday, June 15, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Cake

 Here's a quick and easy dessert to make when you're short on time. It only requires a few basic ingredients that you might already have on hand, it doesn't take long to bake, and you can serve it warm right out of the oven. It's perfect! No need to run to the grocery store, no need to let it cool, pop it in the oven when your guests are on their way, and it'll be ready when they arrive! And it makes the whole house smell HEAVENLY while it's baking! No, it's not my own recipe. It was posted on FB by my friend, Lauren, from a blog called Chef in Training. Sharing is caring! And this one is DEFINITELY worth sharing! I promise it will be gone in less time than it took to make it!

3 cups flour
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1½ cups milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
½ cup butter, melted

 1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

 2 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 glass baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric or stand mixer, add the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once combined well, slowly stir in the melted butter. Pour into the prepared 9×13 baking pan.
  In a large bowl mix the 2 sticks of butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together until well combined and creamy. Drop evenly over the batter by tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out nearly clean.
  In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over the warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

There's not much I would do to change this recipe. It's pretty perfect as it is. If you like, you could add some chopped pecans or walnuts to it. Just chop them very finely, and then sprinkle them over the top after you glaze the cake.
Another thing I might do is to add cream cheese to the glaze, sort of like the same vibe as the cream cheese frosting on a Cinnabon. Know what I mean?  LOVE that.

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