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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cinabun Cake (Cinnamon Bun Cake)

My Mom makes the best cinnamon buns.  I don't make cinnamon buns...I've been craving Mom's cinnamon buns, but they've been away.  So I had to improvise.  Enter Cinnamon Bun Cake, or as our two year old calls it, Cinabun Cake. 

(Source: Cookin Up North)

Base:
3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted

Topping:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Glaze:
2 cups icing sugar
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan (buttered).

Mix all of the base ingredients together, with the exception of the butter.  Add the melted butter last, and then pour into your prepared pan,

Mix all of the topping ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Mix well.  Drop by teaspoonful over the base, as evenly as you can over the entire base.  Take a butter knife and swirl the topping into the base.  Pop into the oven and bake for 28-30 minutes.

While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze and set aside.

Remove from oven and glaze the cake while still warm.


VERDICT
Well, as I posted on my Facebook page just after I pulled this cake out of the oven at 9:05 pm..."Oh dear...the Cinnamon Bun Cake that I just pulled out of the oven might not make it to morning...if it tastes half as good as it looks, it might be gone by midnight!"  Needless to say, I ate two pieces before bed that night.  And two more the next day.  It's that good.  Warm or room temperature.  So stinking good.  Quite the sweet treat, and a perfect pairing with a cup of coffee or a big ole glass of milk.  And all of the ingredients are staples in most kitchens. Wow...this could be dangerous!

63 comments:

  1. Okay. This looks fabulous! I'm pinning this for sure. I am going to make time to go back and try this out. It looks like it would be wonderful served warm with a glass of ice cold milk. Yep, this looks like the people in my house would love this.

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  2. That looks really good. I'm bookmarking this for later. I may try freezing it (before glazing) since I like to make a cinnamon cake in a mug (or cinnamon mug), but all that measuring for one serving can be a bit much. Tho you do get a cake in just minutes.

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    1. Let me know if you do try freezing it, would love to hear how it turns out.

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    2. This look incredibly! I can't wait to try it. Can you please tell me what icing sugar is exactly? Thank you!

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    3. What exactly is icing sugar?

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    4. This look incredibly! I can't wait to try it. Can you please tell me what icing sugar is exactly? Thank you!

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    5. Icing sugar is powdered sugar.

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    6. Icing sugar is powdered sugar.

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    7. Icing sugar and powdered sugar are the same thing.

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  3. Oh my YUM and Easy!! I pinned it! Thank You!

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  4. Looks so delicious! I know I could not stop after one slice. Its time for me to restock my brown sugar. Definitely going to make this soon.
    Stopping by from “Tuesdays Table”.
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    Have a great week
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama

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  5. I am drooling imagining how good this cake would be.. I'm thinking I'd like it as much as a very tasty sticky bun!

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  6. Is "icing sugar" the same thing as powdered sugar?

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    1. Hi Donna! Yes, icing sugar and powdered sugar are the same. Thanks for clarifying!

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  7. This looks absolutely awesome! My boys would LOVE this...so would I! :)

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  8. Oh my! My jaw dropped when I saw the first photo! Yum! Top 15 for sure!!

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  9. That looks delicious - and simple too - unlike many cinnamon bun recipes! This is going in my to-try binder!

    Thanks for linking up with It's a Mom's Life. I hope you'll join us again this week (starting tomorrow morning!)

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  10. Just pinned and shared on Facebook as one of this week's features at Freedom Fridays!!

    Hugs and thanks for sharing!!

    PS I have the coffee on, bring the cake!! :)))

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  11. Is icing sugar the same as powdered sugar?

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  12. That looks amazing!! It does sound dangerous haha

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  13. Sounds awesome I want to make for Christmas, I am not sure went to put the melted butter in?

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    1. Hi there! Add the melted butter last to your base. Hope you enjoy!

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  14. This looks so good and its made with all the kitchen staples, I have everything i need to make this right now, and I would but its too late :( I'll be trying it out soon anyways!

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  15. I want to make this for xmas morning, but am wondering if I could bake it a day or two ahead and then just reheat in oven xmas morning? Would it dry out if I do that? OR could I get it all ready the day before (minus any baking) and then bake it on Christmas?

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    1. Hi there! Yes, you can make a day or two ahead - just be warned that it might not last ;-) Sorry I was late answering your question. Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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  16. This recipe is amazing!! Our usual Christmas morning meal is breakfast casserole and cinnamon rolls. I spotted this recipe and thought i would give it a try. So glad I did. Everyone loved it. So easy to make. I can honestly say i don't think i will ever make traditional cinnamon rolls again. Definately a keeper :)

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    1. Woohoo! Glad it's a keeper! It is for us too :-)

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  17. Okay,first off, I never ever reply. It's just not something I do but I've been compelled by forces of net and sugar to do so today. Okay.. there is only one poster who actually made this cake so for all my fellow posters who replied that this cake "looks so good", I'm here to tell you. . IT IS!! I made it with my goddaughter lat night and we feel in love with this recipe. When us and my boyfriend sat down to eat, you could hear the crickets. It was the most amazing thing. . I had EVERYTHING already in the pantry (no trip to the store which was perfect for our movie day in) and it was soo easy. I'm always on the look out for the "knock your socks off, didn't expect it to be that good, you can bring it to any party and it's gone" kind of dish and this. . Is it!!

    Many thanks from my family to yours!

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    1. SO GLAD that you liked it! It knocked our socks off too :-) Thanks for sharing your comment, I appreciate it!

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  18. Just made it and it is delicious. Will be lucky to see the morning. This is a recipe that is easily thrown together in a pinch. A real keeper! Thanks

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  19. HOLY SHIT! I just had this come out of the oven and tasted it and it is AMAZING! It's definitely a little sweet for my liking so I'll probably tone down the sugar next time, but this is oh so scrumptious! I know it definitely won't last until morning! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  20. I bet this would taste great with chunks of apples in it. I think I'll try it that way :-) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  21. Made this tonight and everyone loved it! It was so delicious! Thank you for posting!

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  22. This looks good

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  23. I just made this. So easy & everything I had in the pantry. I even put 1/2 an appple YUMMY!! Thank you for sharing this recipe! :)

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  24. Icing sugar and powdered sugar are the same thing.

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  25. Just tried this recipe for the first time..I LOVE the texture of the cake, but it's a bit too sweet for me. Will definitely make again, but will cut back on the sugar and glaze a bit. Thanks for posting!

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  26. A friend of mine posted this recipe on Facebook so I tried making it last night. Reall delicious. I like the person's suggestion of adding apples and I might add walnuts next time but it is still good just as is. I did love that I had all the ingredients on hand already. Great with tea or coffee. Oh and I only used about half the glaze as that was plenty.

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  27. I put the cake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes but it's still way under baked. Maybe it's my oven?

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  28. Scale back on the sugar , add more flavoring to the cake, reduce the butter it was floating on top......won't make this one again..

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  29. Oh my good heavens, this is delicious! I subbed gluten free flour (1/2 rice, 1/2 baking mix) and it worked out perfectly. Thanks a bunch for sharing!

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  30. Thanks! I love cinnamen buns too but they take too long when time is short.I am so making this for my hubby for dessert tonight.

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  31. I doubled the amount of cinnamon in mine. I just can't resist anything with cinnamon in it. Is it was awesome!

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  32. I doubled the amount of cinnamon in mine. I just can't resist anything with cinnamon in it. Is it was awesome!

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  33. I made this reciped for a get-together and had rave reviews and many requests for the recipe! It didn't last beyond the night. The best part, I had everything already, no trip to the store. Thank you so very much for a new addition that is easy and beyond yummy for our family and friend events. I hope you don't mind if I share it on my blog.

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  34. Just made this, easy to make and tasted delicious. After 30 mins of baking it was still jiggily and raw, put it in for another 5 mins and checked it, still not cooked in the middle. I was afraid the bottom and edges would burn so took it out and cut a piece off the end and the middle uncooked part ran all over. Put it back in the oven again for another 10 mins. Then it was done! Finally. Ice never had an issue with my oven and cook times before so I don't know why this took so long. But it did get the approval from my family. Very sweet though like others had said.

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  35. Made last night and the cake did not raise. Thinking did something incorrect. When make base last part the butter, do you mix it in with base or just pour on top of and then pour into pan? That was only part not quite sure what to do. Also the topping I might have mixed to much through base. Or maybe baking powder getting old but cake did not raise. Cooked little longer and still no raising. Please clarify if you think I might have done something incorrect. I want to try again.

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  36. OMG!! Can I just say this was so good, I even liked the base before it was baked! Thank you so much for posting this! Easy, yummy goodness! :)

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  37. I'm so glad you liked it. It was risky making an untried recipe for a group of friends but I got so many compliments and requests for the recipe. I loved how easy it was too. Thank you so much for your comment!

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  38. I HAVE THE SAME QUESTION: WHEN YOU ADD THE BUTTER LAST TO THE BASE, DO YOU MIX IT INTO THE BASE OR JUST LEAVE IT ON TOP AND POUR INTO THE DISH?

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  39. Three thumbs up from this house!

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  40. Absolutely delicious!

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  41. This was amazing! It was so easy to make. I might try adding raisins, coconut and pecans next time.

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  42. Im sorry to ask. But I am new at this. Please explain part base. Do I put butter in with base and mix together before putting in pan, or do I just put it in, and it will pour out over the buttered pan so it will have more butter on bottom of pan. That will be 1 and 1/2 cups of butter on bottom of pan

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  43. Im sorry to ask. But I am new at this. Please explain part base. Do I put butter in with base and mix together before putting in pan, or do I just put it in, and it will pour out over the buttered pan so it will have more butter on bottom of pan. That will be 1 and 1/2 cups of butter on bottom of pan

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    1. I was about to print this out to make for the second time and saw your comment, wanted to help so you can make it! For me, you just add all the base ingredients except the butter (just as stated). Then when they are all blended, you add the melted butter. Mix well and then pour the batter (including the mixed in butter) into the pan. The butter is blended in well with all the other ingredients-not just poured on top. I think the reason is the eggs. This way the eggs are blended into the mix so that when the melted butter is added to helps them not to be "cooked" from the heat of the butter if still warm. Hope this helps.

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  44. This is just TOO good!!!!! Made it for my grandmother's birthday for the intire family! I added apple and served it while it was still a little bit warm. Delicious!! Thank you so much!

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  45. SOOOOO Yummy! So Easy!! :)
    http://tulipsandpianos.blogspot.com/2014/08/cinnamon-roll-cake.html

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  46. I added pecans and a little apple pie filling to the topping, crazy good.

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  47. Is "vanilla" vanilla extract or the real vanilla sticks? Can you leave it out or add something different as replacement?

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    1. Hi Lisa, I use vanilla extract. Thanks for checking!

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  48. Made this yesterday super easy and to die for, the guys kept going on and on about how delicious it was, keeper for sure, thanks for sharing!!!

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