Cinnamon Roll Cake

If you love Cinnamon Rolls you will love this cake.   
Taste wonderfully close to a cinnamon roll but with a cake texture.


Takes no time at all to mix up and bake.   
No kneading or waiting for the yeast dough to rise.

The only thing that would have made this cake even better would be the 
Cream Cheese icing that I top my traditional Cinnamon Rolls with.  
There are a number of similar recipes on line.  A Google search brought up many.  
But it was the picture on Life As a Lofthouse  that was my inspiration to bake this cake.  

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Source:  Life As A Lofthouse (Her source:  Picky Palate)
(My notes are in Red)
3 cups Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Sugar
4 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 cups Milk
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1/2 cup ( 1 stick)  Butter, melted
1 cup ( 2 sticks) Butter, softened
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Flour
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
2 cups Powdered Sugar
5 Tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 glass baking pan with cooking spray. (I buttered the pan) Set aside.
In an electric or stand mixer add the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once combined well , slowly stir in the melted butter. Pour into the prepared 9×13 baking pan.
For topping, In a large bowl mix the 2 sticks of butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together until well combined and creamy. Drop evenly over the batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake. (I tried to swirl/marble in circles so that when baked the cake would look like a pan of cinnamon rolls.)
Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out nearly clean.
FOR GLAZE:  In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over the warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.
My Option:  Cream Cheese Icing
1/4 cup butter
1 cup Cream Cheese
2  teaspoons vanilla
Powdered Sugar

Cream the butter and the cream cheese. Add the vanilla.   Beat in the powdered sugar. 

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Heavens to Mergatroid (SP?) Ann..if I didn't have a Jacques cake in the fridge I would be baking him this..I will the next one.It looks fabulous!

  2. Linda says:

    This looks amazing Ann!

  3. Kathy says:

    Dear god….I did NOT need to see this at 8:20 in the morning. I want some of that cake!!!!Copying and pasting.

  4. Nic says:

    Oooh, what a great idea, who coudn't resist this cake? It's gorgeous!

  5. Nicole says:

    Wooah– this looks so good! I definitely see this in my near future:)

  6. gld says:

    Ann, I just made your yeast cinnamon rolls yesterday! It is now my 'go to' recipe for sweet rolls. I am sending them home with my kids today.I have printed this one out. It sounds and looks wonderful. Nice to have something so fast and easy.

  7. Ann.. my daughter and her family returned around 11PM last night from Maine..I baked this this am and Jacques just walked it over..I got a phone call right away saying..MMMM this is so good..Made your cream cheese icing..I am sure the other is good too but I had never tried cream cheese icing on a cinnamon bun type always!

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