Monday, August 26, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Cake

This cake in no way replaces cinnamon rolls. But it comes awfully close. It is more like a coffee cake, and would be good to serve at a brunch or a baby shower. This weekend, I brought it to a funeral. That worked, too, I guess.

Cinnamon Roll Cake, from my friend, Brooke

for the cake:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix everything together except for the butter. Then slowly stir the melted butter into the batter before pouring it all into a greased 9x13 pan.

for the topping:
1 cup softened butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Mix these ingredients together, then drop evenly over the top of the batter. Swirl into the cake batter with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-32 minutes.

for the glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
5 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix these together and drizzle over the warm cake. (I needed to add a little more milk to make mine the right consistency for drizzling, just fyi.)


  1. That looks heavenly. Must try this!

  2. Thank you! I've been thinking of hosting a back to school brunch for neighborhood moms, and I think this would be prefect for it.

  3. sounds delicious!


  4. Yum! And cute girlie! Can't wait to see her.

  5. Gave this a test run today and thought it was a keeper! Loved the delicate crumb and the cinnamon roll flavors without all the work.

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