Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Cake


Northern Virginia definitely had the snowfall that had been predicted for the past few days. And it was really something else. The snow was falling so hard and so fast last night that people were abandoning their cars. This was a very heavy snow that you just could not drive in. A normal hour ride home took quite a few people 7 to 9 hours. My husband didn't even come home. He just stood at a hotel for the night. Did you know that I absolutely cannot stand winter or snow? I've had enough. I want spring and I want warm weather. Of course my son is thrilled. He's been home for 2 days now and is wondering if they will even have school tomorrow. Luckily the temps have warmed up today and the sun is shining so the roads are so much better. They've been plowed and salted and plowed and sanded so they are looking pretty good. Maybe a two hour delay....but I think (and hope) that's all there will be.

I found this recipe on Ingrid's blog. She has so many good recipes and I just had to make this once I saw it. This is absolutely delicious while it's still somewhat warm. Needless to say, I just kept going back for more of this. One of these days I plan on making cinnamon rolls using yeast. (Yes, yeast....something I rarely use but need to work with more). I highly recommend making this cake. It's great for breakfast, to have with coffee or for a pot luck. Easy too!

Cake

1 yellow cake mix
4 eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup oil
1 cup sour cream, room temperature

Filling Ingredients

1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan. Mix cake ingredients by hand and and pour into greased baking pan. Mix the filling ingredients and sprinkle over the cake batter. This should cover the top of the cake batter. Swirl the filling into the batter with a knife.

Bake for 40 minutes. Let cake cool for 10 - 15 minutes before icing.

Icing

2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk

Mix and pour over warm cake. Eat and Enjoy!!!

21 comments:

Cassie said...

I cannot WAIT to make this. I think I'll make it this weekend, actually!

ann said...

This looks wonderful. What could be better than a cinnamon roll cake? Love this!

Catherine said...

Looks so comforting to have a piece of this cake with a hot cup of coffee. It is just too cold and snowy outside!

April said...

I have made this several times! Always a pleaser!

The Farmer's Attic said...

Oh my!!! That looks fantastic! I know my husband would LOVE this!!! As for me, wouldn't you know it - I just started Atkins diet. Darn!!! :(

BumbleVee said...

I just began using yeast a couple of years ago....love my breads! However, I have to say I still have not found the perfect cinnamon rolls.... but, I'll keep trying recipes... and having lots of fun.

do try some yeast...I was "afraid" of it it too.......once upon a time as it seems now ....

Reeni said...

I love Ingrid's blog! This looks scrumptious! The snow is as high as my waist here in NY and there is more on the way. I need cake!

buyffxivgil said...

Any dish with cinnamon is in the list of my favorites. Fluffy,sweet and heavenly thats what I can see in your cinnamon roll cake. A cup of tea would make me feel better.

Jenn said...

I love cinnamon rolls...and this cake looks really good. Perfect with my morning cup of coffee!!

Leslie said...

I cant imagine all of that snow! But the cinnamon roll cake would make me very very happy!

oneordinaryday said...

Oooh. This is my favorite "Ingrid recipe." :) It disappears almost immediately whenever I make it. So good!

ALso want to thank you for stopping by and sending good wishes to my sister and her family. Thanks!

teresa said...

this looks and sounds to die for!

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMMMMM,..this cake looks stunning & mighty tasty too!

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Kisses to you!

Ingrid said...

Mmmmm, nice job, Debbie! Now I want cinnamon roll cake.

SOunds like you need to move to where I'm at in sunny Florida. I think there are a few homes for sale in my community. :)

Btw, thanks for the shout out!
~ingrid

Joanne said...

We had some crazy snow here also and I have to say...I'm kind of sick of it.

This cinnamon roll cake looks amazing! I'll take cinnamon roll flavors anywhere I can get em!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a great, quick alternative to cinnamon rolls. I love that it also has icing on top.

Cheryl said...

That looks yummy I love using a cake mix! I would kill for snow, we have not had any this year which sucks :(

The Blonde Duck said...

This sounds magnificent!

The Blonde Duck said...

Random question: did you know you can use cake mix to make cinnamon rolls? Ever tried it?

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh that looks delish! I'd kill for a piece of that right now with a big cup of coffee on this coooooold winter day.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Monica H said...

Never thought to have this for breakfast, but now I want to make it. ASAP!