Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cinnamon Roll Cake

This cake tasted so very good. I didn't know if it was for breakfast or dessert so I ate it both times! :-) Seriously good cake! See my notes.....by having the butter soft for the 2nd part of the recipe, it was very hard to mix and drop by Tablespoons. I would have it chilled and 'cut' it in. I may double this next time and put in a jelly roll pan to take for treats at church.

Cinnamon Roll Cake

3 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ cups milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup (1 stick) real butter, melted

1 cup (2 sticks) real butter, softened (Beth's notes: Have this cold and cut it like for pie crust)
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped pecans, (optional) (always measure the nuts first then chop them)

2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. In an electric or stand mixer mix the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla. Once combined well, slowly stir in the 1/2 cup melted butter. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and pecans until well combined. Drop evenly over cake batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center. You want to make sure it's done. I like most things underdone but cake is not one of them.
4. Place powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. My husband would LOVE this. He's a cinnamon lover.

    Interesting the way they did the pecans. Most of my cookbooks differentiate measuring vs. chopping like this:

    3/4 c. pecans, chopped (measure then chop)
    3/4 c. chopped pecans (chop then measure)

    As far as I'm concerned, there can never be too many pecans!

  2. I've seen this delicious cake floating around -- you're tempting me!!