Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Cake

As I said yesterday I did a lot of baking this past weekend, and in addition to the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread I posted yesterday on Once Upon a Chocolate, I made Cinnamon roll cake. It was easy and quite tasty.

Cinnamon Roll Cake
recipe adapted from Six Sisters Stuff Blog 

3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
4 Tb. butter, melted
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 T flour
3 Tb cinnamon
nuts optional

2 cups powdered sugar
5 Tb milk
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:With an electric mixer or stand-up mixer, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once combined well, slowly stir in 4 T melted butter. Pour batter into a greased 9x13" baking pan.
 (NOTE: I used an 8x8 pan and then used some of the batter for a plain little cake 4")

In a large bowl, mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nuts until well combined. Drop evenly over cake batter by the tablespoon and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center. Place powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I really like cinnamon, so this recipe has three times the recommended amount. If you do not like too much cinnamon than use less. And I did not add nuts, the next time I think I may add pecans, you do not need to and it does not detract from the taste.

The cake is moist, not to sweet and has a great taste of cinnamon. You can serve this anytime but I think it would be great for a brunch or served with tea for an afternoon snack.

I hope you have a great day! And as I always ask, if you try this recipe please come back and tell me, I like to know if people try the recipes and how they adapted them to suit their tastes.

I am linking to the following:

Between naps on the Porch
Wow us Wednesdays Savvy Southern Style

French Country Living

Boogie Board Cottage


  1. teeehhhheeeeee that quote has happened to ME!!!!

    Dearest one, these recipes you share are so lovely and remind me of my mom. Thank you.


  2. Your cake sounds wonderful and I know the husband would flip for it so if it's rainy this weekend I'll give it a try. Love that saying at the end I did that last night thinking it was Friday and the husband said it was only Tuesday....bummer.


  3. OMG Elizabeth, cake and cinnamon. Like a little excited puppy I almost peed a little bit :-)


    Today, I followed up on your tagging blog from a couple of months back. Check it out.

  4. Now this I must try out. It looks amazing, especially on that gorgeous dish.
    Thank you for stoppin by, Elizabeth. I keep forgetting that Pine Cones and Acorns is your site along with Once Upon a Chocolate Life. Both are DELICIOUS, by the way. ;)
    LOVE that last pic and quote. Made me laugh out loud. ;)
    Much love,

  5. Oops, I think I wrote stoppin instead of stopping. Oh well, sounds cuter. That'll work. ;)

  6. My diet will never survive with you around! :) Happy Wednesday!

  7. Oh my this sounds yummy!
    I am so excited to read your last blog entry...we have probably got the same bathtub!
    We have used it no more that 10 times in 18 years! It drains the water tank and I have to wait for more hot water!....So happy to hear of your reno and looking forward to seeing what you do!

  8. Looks yum!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  9. Oh this looks so delicious! I made a coffee cake I wasn't entirely sold on today, so maybe this will be tomorrow's breakfast venture :) Thanks for sharing, and have a great day!

  10. Oh wow...I will try this one. I can smell it now!
    What are you doing to me? ;)

  11. Hubby and I love cinnamon rolls but to be honest, they seem like too much work for a weekend morning. This cake looks like the perfect solution. I'll be buying the ingredients and trying it out this weekend. Thanks.

  12. This looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

  13. Oh my goodness! Cinnamon pancakes for brekkie and cinnamon roll cake for lunch, I shall have to find one more for dinner!

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. This looks scrumptious! We are having a cold rainy day, and I have all the ingredients, so making a Cinnamon Roll Cake is now on my to-do list! Thanks!

  15. Hi Elizabeth! I am featuring your yummy cake at my I Love Fridays link party this week!!! Feel free to drop by and grab a featured button. I can't wait to see what you link up this week :)

  16. Elizabeth just stumbled upon your blog and I saw this great cake! You should know I'm drooling! I have to make it. And just because I don't want to lose this recipe I'm pinning this! :)

  17. your photos say it all and my mouth is thoroughly watering!

    i am your newest follower and hope you're following back!

    have a wonderful weekend.


  18. i am THERE. that looks utterly delicious. thank you for sharing...and i skipped breakfast. this cake may happen here today. :-)

  19. Making it for the second time now! First time was for the teachers at my daughter's preschool, they loved it! This time I'm going to try a cream cheese frosting. Delicious!


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