Monday, March 5, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Cake

This is an easier version of the classic cinnamon roll! Cake style! Warm cinnamon and pecans in a fluffy cake drizzled with a vanilla glaze...Oh me oh my!!

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter; melted
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract (use a good quality)
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt 

1 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped pecans (you can omit this if you like)

2 cups powdered sugar
4-5 tbsp milk 
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine melted butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, & salt. Alternating, add milk and flour mixture till all is added and combined. Stir in chopped pecans if using. Spread batter into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan and set aside. Combine all of the topping ingredients in a medium sized bowl & drop tablespoon sized dollups evenly over the cake; swirl/marble into cake with a sharp knife. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from the center of cake. Set cake aside while you make your glaze. Whisk together glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm cake. Can be served warm or at room temperature. Heavenly!!


  1. this looks heavenly indeed! i love how you turned a classic favorite into a cake!

  2. It is quite delicious too! Mmm...