Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cinnabun Cake

I'm all about cinnamon rolls.  I make them every Christmas morning, and I've never been known to pass up a good sticky bun.

The only trouble with making cinnamon rolls is that if you go the homemade route, which is really the only way to go (sorry Pillsbury), they are time consuming.  They take time and effort and patience.  My solution to this problem?

Cinnabun Cake.

This cake doesn't take the place of a real cinnamon bun, but it certainly satisfies the craving.  It's also easy to make and great to bring along to parties when the brownies are gettin' old.   I had this cake baked and ready in forty five minutes, which is ideal when you need a dessert for a party in an hour.



Cake:

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

Topping:

1 cup butter, soft
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Glaze:

2 cups confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
5 tablespoons milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease 9x13 pan.

Blend first 7 ingredients for cake together (keep butter aside).  Add butter and mix well.  Pour into 9x13 pan.  Set aside and make topping.

Mix all ingredients for topping together and gently spread over top of cake.  Using a butter knife, swirl the topping into the cake. 

Bake 28-30 minutes.

While cake is baking prepare glaze. 


Remove cake from oven when toothpick inserted into center is dry.  Above is cake before glaze. 

Glaze cake while still warm.  

I promise this cake won't last more than a day or two, depending how many hungry mouths are in the house. 

Happy Hump Day!

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