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Monday, October 22, 2012

As always, I'm forever on the hunt for easy desserts. This one is about as easy as you can get....but the flavor factor is WAY high! We love cinnamon rolls around here and I enjoy making them when I have time. But I don't always have the time. So this quick little gem couldn't be better. It only makes one 9-inch pan sized cake...and that's perfect for us. This can be made for a brunch or like we did....dessert. And breakfast the next day. 
And maybe a snack.

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" cake pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix together the egg, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. After mixture has come together, beat in the oil.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Top with Cinnamon Roll Topping (recipe follows)

Let's go!

Mix everything for the cake in a bowl
...EXCEPT the oil.

After it's all mixed, add the oil and beat well.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Cinnamon Roll Topping

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 stick butter ~ softened

Combine ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over cake batter.

Bake for 20 - 30 minutes until done.

Spread with powdered sugar glaze. (recipe follows)

Here's the stuff for the cinnamon topping.

Mix the ingredients in a small bowl.

Then drop small amounts all over the batter.

Bake!!! See all the nooks and crannies? 
That's a GOOD thing. Just you wait and see!

Powdered Sugar Glaze

1/4 stick butter ~ softened
1 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Splash of milk

In a mixing bowl, cream butter with powdered sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to make a thick, pourable glaze.

Drizzle over baked cake.

Here's the stuff for the glaze.

Mix it all in a small bowl.

You want it nice and smooth.

Then pour the glaze over the warm cake. 
Make sure you get the glaze into all those 
nooks and crannies so it melts down into the cake.

Allow the cake to cool for a bit then cut 
yourself a nice slice, go hide from your kids...and eat!


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