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Cinna-bun Cake in the Oven

My mom makes the best cinnamon rolls. I don’t make cinnamon buns… I wanted mom’s cinnamon buns, but they were gone. So I had to improvise. Get into the cinnamon bun, or as our two-year-old calls it, the cinnamon bun cake. In this cinnamon roll cake recipe, you swirl a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon into a white cake and cover it with icing. My mother makes the best cinnamon rolls. I don’t make cinnamon rolls… I wanted my mom’s cinnamon buns, but they were gone. So I had to improvise. Get into the cinnamon bun, or as our two-year-old calls it, the cinnamon bun cake.

This cinnamon roll cake recipe is easily a favorite in my house. In fact, I thought I shared this cake recipe a long time ago… turns out I didn’t. See, when you bake as often as I do, things get confusing. Maybe it’s because of the sugar? No… Anyway, it’s the easiest cake in the world. My kids even ask for it for their birthday cake, which I think is so weird…hello no buttercream…but we all know kids are weird. Or maybe they’re not… this cake is that good. This cinnamon cake is simple, it takes your favorite roll and puts it in the shape of a cake. Stirred with cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar and covered with icing, this cake is sure to be a new favorite.

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 powdered sugar
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

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