Cinnabon Cake

"OH MY! This is heaven in a pan. Delicious served warm anytime of the day or night."
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  • n an electric or stand mixer mix the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla.
  • Once combined well, slowly stir in melted butter. (1 stick).
  • Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nuts until well combined.
  • Drop evenly over cake batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center.
  • Place powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Drizzle over warm cake.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  1. nbatson
    Not even remotely close to the taste of a cinnabon roll.... But note to others the topping is not in the least bit runny. The butter is SOFTENED not melted. Would not make again :-(
  2. Indiana Debbie
    This may be my new favorite dessert. I'm not sure it tastes like a cinnabon but it is really good. I also like how it's made with ingredients I usually have on hand.
  3. Debbb
    I got this recipe from a friend via Facebook. The only difference is that I only used 4 Tablespoons of melted butter in the cake batter. And, the cake still turned out rich & moist & fluffy! Great cinnabon flavour!!
  4. stormylee
    Excellent cake considering how quick it is to make and how utterly simple the ingredients are! Made 1/2 recipe and baked in 9" silicon pan - was done (with a few crumbs sticking to the toothpick!) in 23 minutes. Thanks for sharing, will definitely make again!
  5. jdneamon
    This is a very good cake. It's surprisingly easy to make considering how complicated it looks. I used the suggestion of pouring the cinnamon butter mixture on top and swirling in with a knife. I wish I'd swirled a little more, but the cake still came out well. I'm not sure it tastes like Cinnabon, but it's quite good. It's not overly sweet, but it's still a very rich cake (all that butter!) Next time I might make it with extra cinnamon as the cinnamon flavor isn't very strong. Also, my cooking time was about 37 or 38 minutes before it was done. This is a keeper, thanks!



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