The past few days I have been under the weather again. I hate the topic of my not feeling well.....ovarian cysts. You would think at 40 years old the female fairies would give me a pass, but I guess not. I've been plagued with PCOS and other issues most of my life (since adolescence). For the most part, I understand why "the curse" has been used to name that wretched "time of the month" thing. I won't go into details, but let's just say that I feel like a bloated whale....with not much energy. Sweat pants are becoming my friend.....and I'm about sick of feeling like crap! Anyway....I've met with my doctors and they have a plan....let's just hope what they are planning will work for me. I hate to think of having this problem every month....ugh!
Today, I finally started to feel better. Better in fact, that I felt like baking (you know I'm not feeling well if I'm not much use in the kitchen). A few days ago I stumbled upon a Cinnamon Roll Cake recipe that I really wanted to try. I even happened to have all of the ingredients on hand (surprise!) so I decided to give it a whirl this afternoon. Holy heck!!! This is one of the easiest and yummiest cakes I have ever made. I'd almost call it a coffee cake, yet it isn't. You will have to take my word on how awesome it is.....or hurry to your kitchen and make it for yourself. It is seriously so easy....Stone even did the stirring for the topping. :) Here is the recipe for you all to use....no idea where it came from as I can't find the original post. I just know that it is mind blowing....and maybe button blowing as well if you eat too much. LOL
Cinnamon Roll Cake
3 cups Flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 cup Sugar
4 tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/2 cups Milk
2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 cup Butter, melted
- TOPPING -
1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Flour
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
- GLAZE -
2 cups Powdered Sugar
5 Tbsp. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 glass baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In an electric or stand mixer add the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once combined well , slowly stir in the melted butter. Pour into the prepared 9×13 baking pan.
For topping, In a large bowl mix the 2 sticks of 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.
FOR GLAZE: In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over the warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.
got so carried away making this (and I'm a bit out of practice since it's a busy time of year and I haven't blogged as much as I did this past winter) that I forgot to take step by step pictures. I did take a few so here there are:
Putting the topping on the batter.
After I drug a knife through it and all around.
Fresh out of the oven!
Just poured the glaze on the warm cake.
My little frosting eater!
How was it? TO DIE FOR!!!! You HAVE to try this cake....so easy and so crazy good that it should be illegal! :) Enjoy! ~Cheyenne