Cinnamon Bun Cake

Cinnamon buns.  Everybody’s had ’em, and I don’t know a single person who doesn’t like ’em.  But, not everybody can or wants to make them…but with this cake, you CAN.  This is a very easy recipe, and it’s ten times less intimidating than actually making cinnamon buns from scratch.  This is literally like eating a cinnamon bun in a cake.

cinnamon bun cake

I had the privilege of eating a piece of this sucker right out of the oven, after I smeared that ridiculously creamy and rich icing on top, oozing down the sides.  I promised myself that I would only have one bite, but you know how that works out.  Well, it didn’t.  And I don’t regret a single bite, either.  Shoot, look at that picture above.  Yowza.  And trust me, it tastes just as good as it looks!

Cinnamon Bun Cake Recipe:

For the cake:
1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. vegetable oil
8 oz. sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, mix:
1 c. brown sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon

Mix and pour 1/2 batter in a 9X13 inch greased pan. Sprinkle 1/2 the cinnamon on of top of that, swirl with a fork. Pour remaining batter in the pan, smooth out and cover with the remaining half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture and swirl with a fork. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

For the icing:
2 c. confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream -or- 1/4 cup milk

Mix icing together and pour over the hot cake.


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