Cinnamon Roll Cake
  • Cooking Time: 40-50 Minutes
  • Servings: 12 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 3 Minutes
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • For the Cinnamon Filling:
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup toasted* pecans, coarsely chopped, optional
  • For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 1½ tablespoons cream cheese, optional
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to degrees. Grease an 8½ x 4¼-inch loaf pan.
  2. To make the cake: In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Beat in vanilla extract. Reduce mixer speed to low and mix in sour cream.
  6. Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Do not over mix
  7. To make the cinnamon filling: In a medium bowl, toss together sugar, cinnamon, and pecans until combined.
  8. Pour ⅓ of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixure into pan. Repeat with remaining batter.
  9. Then cinnamon sugar, then ending with batter. Swirl gently using a knife.
  10. Don’t overdo it to the point that the cinnamon mixture is completely mixed with the batter.
  11. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  12. To make the icing: Whisk together powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, vanilla, and cream cheese until combined and smooth.
  13. If the icing is too thick, add more milk; if it’s too thin, add more sugar.
  14. The consistency should be thick but more able to be poured!
  15. Drizzle icing over the cake. Store cake at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  16. Cake can also be frozen for up to 2 months. . To thaw, leave on the counter, still covered, or overnight in the fridge.
  17. To toast the pecans, place them in an even layer on a pan lined with parchment paper.
  18. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes.
This moist cake is swirled with a cinnamon-sugar mixture and frosted with a sweet white glaze that makes it taste just like cinnamon rolls – but without the extra work!