Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Cake.

Recipe 25.

Cinnamon Roll Cake (from Heat Oven to 350).

Heat Oven to 350 is obviously becoming one of my favorite blogs to pull recipes from, I would definitely recommend following it if you want to try some new things! They've got plenty of things to bake, but also amazing recipes to cook for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Anyway, when I saw their cinnamon roll cake it was beautiful! Perfectly swirled and glazed. I knew I could never reach that perfection, not on my first try. And I knew I was only going to try once, because let's get real people, I still have 75 recipes to make! I don't have time to piddle paddle! I sound like my mom.

So mine's not perfect, but I'd say it looks pretty dang good for my resources and time limits! And it was muy delicioso! Don't tell anyone, but I ate it for breakfast one day. It brought a whole new meaning to my morning.


8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbs cinnamon
1 large egg

3 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 375. Line a 15x10 jelly roll pin with parchment paper. PLEASE don't skip this step. Spray pan.

Use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon until smooth. Beat in egg. Pour filling into pan and spread evenly. Stick in the fridge.

Beat three eggs until light and fluffy, gradually add sugar and beat with electric mixer for about 2 minutes. Combine flour and baking soda in a separate bowl. Gradually blend into egg mixture, and water and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Pour batter evenly over the refrigerated filling. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Before the cake cools, invert it onto a flat surface,  peel off the parchment paper. Cut the cake into 5 lengthwise strips (long strips). I used a pizza cutter. Roll up one strip jelly-roll fashion. Shape the rest of the strips around the first to form one large spiral. Let cool.

Mine fell apart a little bit so I kept holding the pieces together and eventually forced them to stand up. I know, far from perfect.

You can be awesome and try a glaze. I was awesome and failed. Seriously, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? My glazes are ALWAYS too watery.

I gave up, melted some white chocolate, and poured it over to create the cinnamon roll effect.
Love it!


  1. Oh my gosh! This looks amazing! I love cinnamon rolls and I love cakes, so I'm assuming this tastes delicious.

  2. oh my goodness. your blog is incredible! this is such a great idea! i've totally stalked this time and time again! I love to bake so much, and i'm always looking for new things to try that are realistic for a college student. LOVE!