Who doesn’t love warm and delicious cinnamon buns? If you’ve ever tried the ones from the popular franchise, you know what all the fuss is about. And it’s worth all the fuss! The combination of cinnamon and sugar is amazing. You have to eat it while it’s warm to get the best effect.
The thing about cinnamon buns is that you really don’t need to get them from anywhere else if you have an oven. Curling the buns still requires some skill though. We decided to improvise and make your favorite dessert into a cake! It’s just as delicious, but so much easier to make.
How to make a Cinna-bun Cake in the Oven?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a 9 x 13 baking pan.
Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla together.
Add melted butter to the mix.
Pour the resulting mixture into the pan.
In a separate bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon to make the topping. Mix well.
Using a spoon, drop the topping over the mixture that’s already in the pan. Try to make it as even as possible.
Using a butter knife, swirl the topping around into the base.
Bake in the oven for 28-30 minutes.
While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze. Mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
Glaze the cake while it’s still warm.
What is the Cinnabon secret ingredient?
Cinnabon (and our cinna-buns) gains its unique flavor from adding one specific ingredient – cinnamon. Whatever you do, you can’t forego the cinnamon. Add nuts or raisins to the cake, go easy on the sugar, and play with the measurements, but don’t forget about the cinnamon!
Should I refrigerate my cinna-bun cake?
Yes. If you have any leftovers and you want to keep them fresh, you should refrigerate them. Don’t worry about the cake getting hard, as you can always warm it up again before serving.
Are cinnamon rolls breakfast or dessert?
In North America, cinnamon rolls are often served for both breakfast and dessert. You can even have yours as a snack between meals! If you’re going to have yours for breakfast, we recommend you have it with a side of cream cheese.
- 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
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
reheat 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