Cinnamon Roll Cake

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When I moved to England, something I really missed and couldn’t find a good version of was cinnamon rolls. I’ve never been good at making bread that required yeast, so I was too intimidated to try making my own. I found this recipe on for Cinnabon cinnamon roll cake and had to try it. It was delicious! It wasn’t a cinnamon roll, but it was close enough to fulfill my craving. They have since opened a Cinnabon store in the city centre, but I still enjoy making this cake from time to time.

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 Tbs. butter, melted
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs. flour
1 Tbs. cinnamon

2 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbs. milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, add flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla.

DSC05028Once those ingredients are added to the bowl, mix well. A hand mixer works well for this, or a stand mixer if you have one. I’m sure you could just use a fork as well, if that’s what you prefer.


How it should look when the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla are all mixed together.

The next step is to melt 4 tablespoons of butter and stir it slowly into the mixture.


Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 inch baking pan.

Now for the cinnamon part of the cake. Mix the butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl.

DSC05035Drop large,even tablespoons of the cinnamon mixture throughout the cake batter and then swirl it throughout the batter with a knife.

DSC05037DSC05038Bake cake for 25-30 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when it’s slightly brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out almost clean.

DSC05041The next step is the glaze! Place the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in a bowl. Whisk together until a smooth glaze is formed and drizzle this over the warm cake.


cinnamonrcNothing left to do but enjoy! Check out as well as our recipes tab at the top of the page for more delicious recipes.


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