Cinnamon Roll Cake

Hurricane Irene passed through NYC last night, and we hunkered down and spent the day indoors waiting for the storm. After several hours, an episode of Bachelor Pad, a batch of cookies, three games of solitaire and one movie, I was bouncing off the walls from boredom. I had scoured Facebook, read my Twitter page, and emptied my Google Reader in search of entertainment and had exhausted all options. Finally I turned to Pinterest as a last resort. I am new to Pinterest and haven't pinned anything myself, but I get on and flip through everyone else's pins when I get bored.

That is how I came upon this recipe. If there was no other reason for me to have joined Pinterest, this would be enough. A friend pinned this last night and I knew I had to make it immediately. So this morning after the hurricane had passed, I made Cinnamon Roll Cake for a Sunday morning breakfast to celebrate the fact that our windows didn't break and our power didn't go out during the storm.

I don't think I need to do much to convince you to make this cake. I mean, look at it. All that gooey, warm, cinnamon sugary, cinnamon roll goodness. You probably already have all the ingredients on hand. And this is a lot easier and faster than making actual cinnamon rolls. Plus, it is really pretty when it comes out of the oven (even without the icing!):

Cinnamon Roll Cake

3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes. While still warm, drizzle glaze over the cake.

Recipe from Cookin' Up North, via Pinterest.


  1. That looks fantastic!! If I hadn't just gotten all hopped up on apples and nutella, I would make this RIGHT NOW. Now I'll have to wait...proly just one hour. Mmmm

  2. I need to try the pesto chicken pizza, yummmm!

  3. ive seen this a couple times on pinterest and thought, "i really need to make this". it looks so good!

  4. Merely a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding style. football birthday cakes