Best Cinnamon Roll Cake
IngredientsFor the Cake
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- For the Cinnamon Swirl:
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons butter softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1-2 Tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
- In a large bowl combine the flour sugar baking powder salt milk egg and vanilla. Stir in melted butter. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.
- Make the cinnamon swirl topping by combing all ingredients together until smooth.
- Drop small spoonfuls of the mixture evenly over the top of the cake batter. Use a knife to swirl through the cake and disperse the mixture throughout the cake batter.
- Bake 32-37 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Drizzle cream cheese frosting over warm cake. Serve warm.
- For the Cream Cheese Frosting cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add powdered sugar vanilla and enough milk to make a smooth soft frosting. Drizzle frosting over the cake with a spoon (or use a ziplock bag like I did–just snip a hole out of one of the corners and add the frosting).
- This cake is best served the same day.
This article and recipe adapted from this site