Cinnamon Roll Cake

Friday, 15 February 2013

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post, and to everyone who comments on any post for that matter. Except spammers, spammers are bumholes, as my charming daughter would say.

I am greatly encouraged to hear that so many people are making fasting part of their lives. If you follow the link I gave you will see that it isn't just about weight loss- the long-term health benefits are many. 

I will try to include a post or two with fast day menus ideas at some point. Meanwhile I have cake.


Yesterday was St Valentine's Day which as we know is all about love. Well I love cake. So I made one.
Cinnamon roll cake was a Pinterest find from the Lil Luna blog. We love sticky cinnamon rolls (there's a recipe here, and this pull-apart version here) but they require a bit of forward planning. This cakey version though, can be yours in about 40 minutes.

It's an American recipe so the ingredients are measured in cups. As I measured out my cups I plopped the ingredients into my scales so that I could give you a European version. It makes for rather strange measurements.

Cinnamon Roll Cake

You need a greased tray-bake tin 9" x 13"

In a bowl put
500g (1lb 2oz) plain flour
½ teaspoon salt
210g (7½oz) caster sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
340ml (12 fl oz) milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Mix well, then add gradually, mixing as you go
112g (4oz) melted butter

Pour the batter into the tin.

Next make the cinnamon filling.
Mix together well
227g (8oz) soft butter
190g (7oz) dark soft brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
I had half a packet (about 50g)of pecans lurking in my cupboard which I chopped and added to the filling.

Dollop spoonfuls of the filling on top of the cake batter. Then use a knife to swirl it through the cake. 
Bake the cake at 180°c (160°c fan oven) for 40mins

While the cake is still warm pour over a glaze made by combining
180g (6½oz) icing sugar
2½ tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
This is half the amount given in the original recipe. I felt it was enough.

I cut my cake into 16 pieces and served it warm as a dessert. It was pronounced 'super yummy'.






Edit 16.03.13
Having made this cake a few times now I have found that it needs longer baking than the original recipe specifies. I have therefore altered the baking time to 40 mins rather than 30 mins, but it may need even longer in your oven.

Edit II - 6.12.13
For a less sweet and sticky version of this cake see this post.

52 comments:

  1. It looks super yummy to me.

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  2. If this delicious-looking and sounding cake is all about your fasting diet, then I'm in!!!!

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    1. That's the beauty of it! I'm not fasting today.

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  3. Can't wait to make this!

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  4. Oh, to die for! I can't wait to make this. Daughter and I are in heaven with anything that has cinnamon in it.

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  5. love the cake and maybe will think about fasting tomorrow :)

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  6. oh I love the smell of cinnamon x

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  7. I'm definitely making this, I love cinnamon. Would really love some recipes from your fasting days too, please and thank you! Julie x

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  8. Thanks for the recipe...it looks delicious! Went back to the link to get the U.S. measurements...

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    1. They make more sense in American.

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  9. Ooh! That looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas! Have a great weekend!

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  10. I will make this for Sunday breakfast next time I have a big gathering. If I make it any other time I probably would eat way too much of it. If it is anything like the mincemeat cake (of which I have made two since Christmas)
    I shall not be disappointed.

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  11. That's more like it!

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  12. Don't like fasting but love cinnamon rolls so really must try this recipe.

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  13. Just made this for dessert - too good. Did half the amount in a 8" x 8". We all said "delicious! 10 out of 10" - we have a sometimes harsh marking system for food! Thanks for a recipe I think will become a firm family favourite.

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  14. Anonymous9:17 pm GMT

    This looks amazing. Think this will have to be a weekend treat. I'm reading this with a tangerine sitting on the arm of the chair ... low calorie but not as nice. Thanks for the recipe.

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  15. Oh my. I think this is in my weekend future.

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  16. That looks incredibly good! Thank you for the recipe.

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  17. Anonymous11:04 pm GMT

    I'm joining you on the Fast Diet. Got the book this morming. It makes a lot more sense than the diet I'm currently on although I have lost 2st 3lb I'm fed up with it.Can't make cakes though, it wouldn't be fair on Phil. He's diabetic.ME

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  18. Anonymous1:53 am GMT

    Thank you for recipe. I started the 2:5 diet mid 2010 at size 22, now I'm just hitting size 14
    My advice, do not rush, time is your best friend

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    1. Oh well done! Thanks for the advice, I'm sure you are right.

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  19. Good lord this looks amazing. Thanks for converting and sharing the recipe. I have book marked this, it is just my sort of cake. I love cinnamon rolls but not the baking part, too much faff, so this is perfect. (Not for a fast day, though!)

    Gillian x

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  20. Thanks so much for providing the weighed equivalents of the cup measures. Cups make me nervous! I know many find them easy but I think they leave too much open to interpretation. Their presence can make the difference between me trying a recipe and not, if it is borderline. Mind you this recipe does not look borderline at all - it looks like a dead-cert.

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  21. Hooray for non-fasting days! This is definitely bookmarked. I've a feeling No2 might like it too, obsessed with all things cinnamon that he is.

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  22. this looks yummy. i feel i might need one of these. NEED!

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  23. That definitely looks very yummy.
    I made your St Stephens tart a couple of weeks ago and the family loved it, thank you!

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    1. Did I make a St Stephen's tart?

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  24. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing!

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  25. That looks so delicious, I shall be giving it a go very soon.

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  26. This looks so good....I think I shall give it a go when I have visitors as I could see me easily eating most of it myself!
    I am so pleased you have blogged about the fasting diet as I too am contemplating giving it a go...glad to hear you don't suffer too much with hunger pangs.

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  27. That cake looks amazing! I never used to be a fan of cinnamon, but cinnamon rolls have recently had me in their sticky grip. Thanks so much for the post on fasting the other day; I immediately bought the Fast Diet book which arrived and I have devoured (haha) this evening. Excited!

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  28. Oooh, love the look of that. Will try it out tomorrow :)

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  29. Oh my God, my blood-glucose just shot up reading this! But how scrummy it sounds. Having been away I'm a bit behind with my blog-reading, so need to read your last; while away my daughter-in-law and I were discussing the ....hmmm..is it the 5/2 diet? Includes a couple of fasting days I think. Anyway, will read back and give it some thought.

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  30. Okay, confession time ... I often say 'Yum!', and 'I'll be making this' and then I don't necessarily get around to it ... but this time ... I've just sent the Mr to the village shop for the brown sugar! Off to find my baking tin :D

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    1. I hope you like it Annie. It does have an awful lot of sugar in it!

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  31. Hello Sue, just to say thanks ever so much for the recipe, I made it for us for lunch today (half quantities in a 21" springform tin as there's only three of us) and it was really lovely, I think we'll be making it again soon!
    Sian x

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  32. I sighed with pleasure as I read this. I've given up candy for Lent, and this is just what I need for my sugar fix. :)

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  33. That cake looks so gggggoooooodddd. When our oven is fixed we just may celebrate by baking this yummy dessert!! Thanks for posting!! Yum-yum-yum-yum-yum!!

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  34. Oooh I love cinnamon! You cake looks delicious - thank you for the recipe I will have a go at that one soon. Best wishes, Pj x

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  35. Oh.......drool!!!!!!

    I need this cake in my life!

    Kate x

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  36. thanks for the recipe Sue, I made it at work today and it's all gone-it's a hit in the Cotswolds, that's for sure!

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  37. I was wondering what to bake this afternoon and I think I've just found the answer! Sounds perfect for those non-fast days.

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  38. I made the Cinnamon Roll Cake last night, it's been a real hit! I made all the icing, I thought what the hell!! We do prefer it cold though, very yummy. As always, thank you for the recipe Sue.

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  39. Pati from London2:28 pm GMT

    Well done on your weight loss, Sue! Will have a look at the diet website and read about its health benefits. To be honest I had never heard of it.
    Life at the moment is quite stressful round here so I can't afford to loose any more weight. That cinnamon cake looks lovely. I wish I wasn't so pants at baking cakes!! x Pati

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  40. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds like something my family would enjoy.
    I saw this and thought of you:
    http://acountryfarmhouse.blogspot.ca/2012/02/flowering-quince.html

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    1. Thank you -what lovely photos they are.

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  41. Anonymous7:24 pm GMT

    I can't really bake but I had a go at making this for cake week at work. What a hit! Everyone was so complimentary! I've pointed them in your direction for the recipe - thank you!

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    1. Good to hear! I'm tempted to bake another one tomorrow.

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  42. Sue, love your blog and massive respect for the cinnamon cake- made it today, and, as with so many of your recipes I tried, is an instant hit! thank you!! nushka

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  43. I have now eaten far too much cinnamon roll cake.

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  44. Anonymous1:11 pm GMT

    Love your recipes and blog...Made this cinnamon cake today and it is really delicious. Hubby said "It's beautiful". Kelli. Australia.

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