Cinnamon Roll Cake


It was Tuesday afternoon and I had just gotten out for Thanksgiving break. I decided I should pre-game for thanksgiving dinner and since I was in the mood for something sweet (as usual) I headed to Pinterest for some ideas.  I found a recipe for a cinnamon roll cake and I was excited to discover all the ingredients were in my kitchen. 


I put a little pump up music on to celebrate the upcoming 5-day weekend and began cooking.  No one was home so the surround sound was all da wayyyy turnt up (excuse the ratchet music reference) and I was dancing and singing in the kitchen. I proudly wore my nerdy science leadership shirt and my favorite tie dye Soffe shorts from middle school that are strictly worn in only in the comfort of my home.


It was a pretty smooth ride making these.  The only problem I had was I didn’t know what a cake pan looked like. Clearly, I am quite the amateur. I wasn’t sure if I could use a glass pan or a non-stick one. It did not cross my mind to use the obvious resource, Google, so I decided to put the batter in cupcake pans.  This worked out perfectly actually and I think I will do it this way in the future.


Jessica and her two friends came over that night and were delighted to eat my cake…muffins…cinnamon rolls, what ever they are.  They really enjoyed them and then made me finish cooking the rest of the batter.  These were also a hit with Carol and Kenn, which was good, and this was probably my favorite recipe I have come along so far.  They were very rich, thick, and delicious. Definitely something I will be making again in the near future.


Go bake these now!!! You will not have any regrets.


3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.

2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.


About Sweet Senioritis

I'm a senior in high school who just finished applying to college. Soccer season is over and I've seemed to have a large amount of spare time after school, which is why I started cooking. Until recently, I have not been able to boil water, and I figured I'm going to need to be able to cook for myself later in life. I've also been known to procrastinate and senior itis is really starting to kick in. I figured, why not be productive while procrastinating? So this is exactly what has brought me to take on this new hobby. My goal is to make one new item each day. I'm not sure how realistic this is, but why not set high goals, right? A little background on me. I have a younger sister in 8th grade, Jessica, who I live with in Philadelphia along with my mom, Carol, and dad, Kenn. I've grown up eating organic food and shopping at a local cooperative, Weavers Way. Because of my parents love for culinary arts and exploring different items that pop up at the grocery store, I have been exposed and accustomed to a wide variety of food. I like pretty much everything and I have very few limitations. Lately, my parents have been very busy with work and usually come home late which often leaves me to figure out dinner for Jessica and I. This usually turns into take out from the local Japanese restaurant, but $18 for my usual Kani kamakazi roll is a little insane, and lets be honest, sushi gets tiring after a while. I hope to find recipes, and maybe even create recipes, that are simple enough for the average amateur chef, but also organic and tasty. Cooking is also a way for me to simmer down. With everything else going on in my life, the stress, the schoolwork, my parents, cooking enables me to relax. So here you go, the life of a senior struggling to get through the last year of high school, while trying to balance the pressure of acceptance letters, living up to expectations, and keeping a sane even temperament. Hope you enjoy :)

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