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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cinnamon Roll Cake


I've admitted that I am somewhat of a cinnamon roll snob. I like my cinnamon rolls done right. That's why I am always a little bit hesitant to try anything with the words cinnamon roll associated with it. I'm just not convinced it's worth my time. What if one bite of this ruins my love for cinnamon rolls? You can see the dilemma. A few months ago I tried a recipe for cinnamon roll muffins. Wow. I can't even explain how bad they were. Ever since then I've been a little scared. When I saw this recipe for a cinnamon roll cake I debated about whether or not I should try it. I bit the bullet and decided to get up and make it Sunday morning for breakfast. Hubby was SO glad I put aside my fears. This cake was delicious.

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Cake:
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup real butter- melted

Topping:
1 cup real butter- softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

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

Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla. Once combined well slowly stir in 1/2 cup melted butter. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 pan. In a large bowl mix 1 cup softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nuts. Drop evenly over the cake batter and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes- or until toothpick comes out clean. Place powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

~Dayna~

1 comment:

  1. This cake sounds amazing!! I totally hear ya about being nervous tho some of those recipes do NOT taste good for the time it takes!!:) Glad this one worked!

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