Cinnamon Roll Cake

I try to make caramel rolls for the boys a couple of times a month, but I ran out of frozen bread dough.  I was also too lazy to make dough from scratch, so instead I decided to try this wonderful cake.  Please enjoy!


For the cake batter:

  • 1 ½ c flour
  • ½ c sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ c milk
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 T butter, melted

For the topping:

  • 5 T butter, softened
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 1 T flour
  • ½ T to ¾ T cinnamon (depending on your liking)

For the glaze:

  • ¼ c powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ T milk
  • ½ t vanilla


  • Mix together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla in a medium-sized mixing bowl. 
  • SLOWLY mix in the melted butter.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the ingredients for the topping until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the glaze and set aside.
  • Grease an 8X8 baking dish and pour the batter inside. 
  •  Drop the topping mixture evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife to get an even spread.
  • Bake at 350 for about 28-32 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. 
  • Put a couple of holes in it with the handle of a wooden spoon (or the tines of a fork)
  • Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake.
  • When I served the cake, I inverted it to show the cinnamon.

Recipe adapted from Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour.


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