Friday, January 17, 2014

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Thought I would try a new recipe this week.  I've been craving cinnamon rolls - but too lazy to actually make them.  Gasp!  What's that you say, I am too lazy to go out and buy a can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls?  Oh contrare mufraire!  I just don't care for them.  I'd rather have a really good homemade one, and I just aint's got the times for that!  Instead, I gave this a try instead :)  This recipe is adapted from

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Ingredients for the Cake:

1 and 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
3/4 Cup Milk
1 Large Egg
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Butter, Melted

Ingredients for the Cinnamon Swirl:
1/2 Cup Butter (1 Stick), Melted 
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 
1 Tablespoon Flour
3/4 Tablespoon Cinnamon

For the Cake:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Faherenehiet and grease a 8x8 square pan or a 9x9 square pan.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, white sugar and baking powder. Mix to incorporate.

Step 3: Next, add into the bowl: the milk, egg and vanilla. Stir to combine.

Step 4. Slowly add in the melted butter and stir until combined and smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan and set aside.

For the Cinnamon Swirl:
Step 1. In a small bowl or large coffee mug, combine the melted butter, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir well to combine. It will be runny. Continue to stir together until well combined, but still a liquid/paste.

Step 2: Pour the liquid paste over the top of the cake batter. Then, take a butter knife and swirl the liquid paste into the cake batter (as you would for a marble cake).

Step 3: Bake the cake for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool completely.

Frost as desired. I used a premade frosting that I had in the cupboard:

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