Archive | April, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Cake

This morning we have a big clean up at our church, inside and out.  I found this recipe on Pinterest this week and thought it would be a great time to try it out, I’m bringing it to church this morning to share with everyone helping at the clean up.  These were quick and easy to make.  They tasted great while still warm.  Now if I could only find the recipe for the cinnamon roll frosting that they used at Happiness Is restaurant in Byron Center all those years ago when I was young.  I had to settle for plain powdered sugar frosting.  Try these on a Saturday morning…you won’t be disappointed!  Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Roll Cake:

Cake:
3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted

Topping:
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Glaze:
2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.

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Yellow Cake Bars

I found this recipe on Pinterest this week.  I told my mom that I would bring a dessert for lunch on Sunday, so I thought I would try these.  So easy with only five ingredients.  I’ve seen this recipe, or variations of it, many times.  But I thought I would share with those of you who might not have seen this before.  My sister-in-law also makes these for her Christmas platters every year.  Yummy and easy, my favorite kind of recipe.  Enjoy!

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Yellow Cake Bars:

1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 cups (1 lb) powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 300 and spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray. Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg to a soft dough. Press into the bottom of the pan. Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and remaining two eggs until smooth. Pour on top of crust. Bake at 300 degrees for 40-50 minutes until top is golden brown.

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