By Kittencalskitchen on November 27, 2003
Photo by Calee
Photo by Calee
"Except for the the milk and small amount in the egg, the cake itself has very little fat and using low-fat milk will keep the fat to a minimum, I have stated the egg as optional, I strongly suggest to add it in for a more cake-like texture -- If you are looking for a fancy cake to serve then this is not it however for the ease of this cake it is darn good and makes a great weekend brunch cake, it's like a combination of a cake and cinnamon bun all in one, ridiculously simple to make as it's all mixed by hand and takes like 5 minutes to throw together, try adding in some chopped strawberries, apples or blueberries, raisins or dried cranberries, this recipe is a blank canvas, so go ahead and add in fruit, nuts chocolate chips whatever you wish, and to kick this up a notch drizzle Kittencal's Easy Creamy White Glaze on top :) --- servings are only estimated"
Serving Size: 1 (116 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"the longest that it took me while putting this together was clipping my nails. That is because I mixed the batter with my bare hands to avoid overmixing. You see when Kitten's giving instructions I listen VERY carefully and seriously who wouldn't when the results are this great and consistent every time. I followed the recipe to a T and could not believe what a darned good cake I'd just baked. I also contemplated topping it with kitten's glaze but it seemed like too much work and am actually glad because the level of sweetness is just right. Now all I have to do is make a dry mix of the ingredients and apply to the Guiness Book of World Record for throwing together the fastest, tastiest cake on the planet!"
"When this turns out right, it's great. But the last time I made it, not changing a thing, it had the texture of a wet sponge...tough, diificult to cut, not very appealing. I probably won't make it again because I need recipes I can rely on and this one is too unpredictable. But thanks anyway."
"Followed the recipe exactly, but it just didn't do it for me. My friend's kids loved it. I added raisins to the batter and baked it in a 9x13 pyrex for 40 minutes and it still baked a bit unevenly. Did about 1 cup sugar and it came out sufficiently sweet. Not bad, but I wouldn't make it again. It's hard the next day, so I microwaved it for about 20 seconds and it was decent, though not as good as when it first comes out of the oven, of course. Will look for other Kittencal recipes to try"
"I have made this cake twice now, and I honestly can't figure out what the problem is. I mixed the batter just enough to be called batter [muffin consistency], blended the egg with the milk... my baking powder is in date... but this cake refuses to rise in my pan. It rose maybe a centimeter during baking, and the taste is nothing special. I added nutmeg the second time around along with a bit of cinnamon to the batter, but still I get this cake that has the consistency of eggy bread. Someone want to tell me what is so wrong with my kitchen that I can't make this simple recipe that everyone seems to love...?
PS. Evidently you need to use dark brown sugar for the topping to get good results, which would have been nice to know..."
"We thought it might be too good to be true, and it was! The cake was more the texture of a wet sponge and was really lacking in flavor. We wont be making it again, heck we probably wont even finish what is in the pan."
"We did not like this even though it was simple. The texture was gummy and it was not good the next day I was very careful not to over mix. I don't mind spending more time on a better end result."
"This was AWFUL! I made it twice because I thought I must of made a mistake. I was thinking it would have a cinnamon roll taste to it. WELL it was like a chewy sponge and not sweet at all!"
"I hate to give a bad review, but this was horrible. The recipe was followed exactly so I don't know what went wrong. It turned out dry, chewy and flavorless. Kinda like a dry sponge.... I won't even waste time to try this again. Not one person here even remotely liked it and so it ended up in the trash. :o("
"Did not turn out. My hubby ate it as he does not like to waste. I don't know if it is operator error because sooo many people liked it. Followed instruction to the letter, even served it with homemade chunky caramel apple sause. The flavors were all good but was dry and tough."
"Oh my word, this is good! It really is a (nearly) guilt-free substitute for cinnamon rolls. I can't get over the texture and flavor without all the work. It is sweet enough without additional sugar- could even cut it some and it would be good. Would be even closer to the real thing with a drizzle of icing on top. Yum!"
"I guess I had good luck because this recipe really worked out well for me. My family thought it was great and asked me to make it again this week!"
"I must have done something wrong...my baking powder was not outdated but I baked it in a 9x13" pan and it did not rise. I was taking it to work for Secretaries Day and I was kind of embarrassed as it was only about 3/4" deep. Everyone said it tsted good but it was way too sweet. It probably would not have been if It had risen. I will maybe try it aain sometime. I am sure, from the other reviews, that I must have done something wrong. I do love your recipes Kitten and have never had one fail me til now."
"Sorry I was very disappointed with this recipe. I mixed the dry ingredients first and then added wet so as not to overmix. I found the cake rubbery and very dense. Not at all what I expected for such a high rated cake. I will not make again."
"I thought this would be a no fail recipe considering how easy the directions were and how few ingredients were involved. The cake was neither tasty nor did it have the right texture. I tasted the batter which was good but I spit out the one bite that I did eat after it was done. I followed the instructions to the letter but the cake was very rubbery. I will never make it again and am baffled by its high rating."
"I am sorry to post a negative review, but I really was not impressed with this cake. I thought with such great reviews I couldn't go wrong. It tasted very rubbery to me. I was surprised because normally I love Kittencal recipes. As the highest rated cake on recipezaar, I expected a little more out of it."
"I added chopped apples to the flop, but I was very disappointed. It was rubbery and tasted strongly of baking powder. I wouldn't make it again."
"This was just "ok" in my opinion. I think a bit of flour added to the brown sugar mixture would help lighten it, and cutting the butter into the sugar rather than pouring it over top...for me it all just sunk to the bottom make and impossible mess to get out of the pan. also the directions should state to mix the topping first, set aside. Mix the dry ingrediants then add the wet, you will get a better rise as the liquid activates the baking poweder and should be mixed and baked immediately rather than setting aside waiting while you mix the topping."
"I am so sorry to be posting this rating. I love your recipes but for some reason, this one didn't turn out. It didn't rise and it was too tough. I opted to use milk, but I'm not sure that would have made a difference anyway. I am definitely open to suggestions as why this happened to me."
"I didn't really care for this much. It was more like sweet bread than coffee cake or cinnamon rolls, even with the glaze over it. I did add in the egg and vanilla."
"Sorry... wasn't impressed. It was rubbery and bland. "