Cinnamon Roll Cake

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Cinnamon Roll Cake, what a concept!  I hadn’t even thought of the idea before.  How ingenious!  When I saw this recipe I immediately knew I had to make it for LittleChef3.  He is my die hard cinnamon roll lover.  In fact, cinnamon rolls were the first thing I baked after having the twins.  The babies were almost 3 weeks old and my feet had finally shrunk back down to normal.  I thought I had the skinniest feet in town then. LOL!  I could finally go back into the kitchen without severe pain and I asked the kids what they wanted baked first.  The kids said I don’t care, except for Evan, his big brown eyes widened even larger and yelled cinnamon rolls!  So that is what he got!

Cinnamon Roll Cake-LittleChefWithin.com

I wish I had found this recipe sooner because it’s so quick and easy.  It must taste really good because LittleChef3 was guarding it like a hawk and watching his brothers get their servings.  He was kind enough to save LittleChefsDad a piece and there was one left over, naturally he saved it for himself.  He did help me make it though and he told his brothers that the chef always gets the last piece.  Well played my son!

I found this recipe at Motherthyme.com and didn’t change a thing with the cake and filling.  I did however use cream cheese frosting that was already made up in the fridge.  When I make cakes I always make extra for piping borders and store the rest in the fridge to use on things like quick breads or muffins.  Since this recipe only requires frosting an 8″ pan, it worked out perfectly!  I have included her frosting recipe also because it’s the same ingredients I use in mine.
CinnamonRollCake

Cinnamon Roll Cake
Ingredients
  • Cake
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspon vanilla extract
  • Filling
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly dust an 8-inch round cake pan with flour and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl mix sugar, milk, butter, egg and vanilla.
  4. Gradually stir in wet ingredients into dry until just combined.
  5. Pour into cake pan.
  6. Filling
  7. In a small bowl mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour until blended.
  8. Dollop mounds of filling onto top of cake.
  9. Using a kitchen knife swirl filling around cake.
  10. Bake for 35-40 minutes until cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Cool completely on a wire rack before removing and frosting.
  12. Cream Cheese Frosting
  13. Using an electric mixer beat cream cheese and butter.
  14. Stir in confectioner sugar until combined.
  15. Add in milk and vanilla and beat until creamy.
  16. Frost generously on cooled cake.
  17. Chill until ready to serve.

 

 

 

 

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