Cinnamon Roll Cake

27 Feb

If you love cinnamon rolls, but hate rolling out and cutting and then rolling up the dough, this recipe is for you.  It came to me, with the Hallelujah chorus ringing in my mind, a few weeks ago on Pinterest.  I had to wait for the right time to make it.  The time when we could share it rather than having the entire huge pan of it all to ourselves.

You see, there are a total of 3 sticks of butter in this recipe.  Horrifying?  Yes.  Delicious?  Also… yes.

Utter Decadence

I feel nearly as guilty sharing this indulgent, decadent cake as I did eating it.  So here’s a tip:  give half of it away.  We had my brother and sister-in-law and little niece over on Saturday night and served this for dessert – and then foisted a plateful off on them as they left.  It was late.  They couldn’t rationally protest.

Here ya go…  make it before bikini season gets here.  Heck, before shorts and tank top season gets here.  We may have had a perfectly wonderful mild winter, but we still won’t be in our springwear for a while yet!

Cinnamon Roll Cake
Makes: Plenty to Share

Cake:
3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted
Mix cake ingredients together, except for the butter.  After combined, slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan.

Topping:
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients together until well combined (I used a pastry cutter).  Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife.

Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.

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

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.

Serve generous pieces.

This recipe came from Cookin’ Up North’s blog.  Visit for more yummy recipes!

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2 Responses to “Cinnamon Roll Cake”

  1. frugalfeeding February 27, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Decadence indeed, it looks really delicious. I adore cinnamon, one of my favourite ingredients in baking.

    • kitchenmommy February 27, 2012 at 9:40 am #

      It’s one of my favorites too! I even add it to coffee grounds before brewing.

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