Um, yeah, this cake. . . .it’s freaking delicious as my husband put it. And he’s totally right.
I love cinnamon rolls so when I saw this all over Pinterest over a year ago, I made it, fell in love with it, made it again (with just a few adjustments) fell deeply in love with it, but just never posted it, not quite sure why.
The other day I was going through a bunch of old recipes I’d printed off and there it was, the recipe for this buttery, gooey, fabulous cinnamon roll cake. (I don’t even remember which site I ended up printing it off of). You need this cake in your life. I’m not going to lie and tell you it’s light and healthy because it’s really not. I’m not going to pretend it doesn’t have almost a pound of butter in it, because it does.
This cake has completely won us over. I could eat it morning, noon, and night (oh wait, I did!). It’s a cinnamon roll in cake form. . . how could anything be wrong with that?
It is total buttery, cinnamony deliciousness! You really, really need to make this. You’ll be glad you did.
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- ½ cup butter , melted
- 1 cup butter , softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter
- 4-5 Tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 glass baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer (or you can use a hand mixer) add the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until well combined and then slowly stir in the melted butter. Pour into the prepared 9×13 baking pan.
In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together until well combined and creamy. Drop evenly over the batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out nearly clean.
In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, melted butter, milk and vanilla together with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over the warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe Source: via Pinterest (adapted slightly from whatever site I ended up getting it from)