Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cinnamon Bun Cake

I have made this several times and I'm making it again today to take to the beach house. We are having about 10 people this weekend so this will be around for them to snack on. I never make the frosting. I think the cake is sugary enough. I always use chopped walnuts in my cinnamon mixture.

Cinnamon Bun Cake
From blog Your Home Based Mom


Batter:
1 yellow cake mix
3/4 C oil
1/2 C brown sugar
4 eggs
8 oz. sour cream

Cinnamon Swirl:
1 C brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 C chopped pecans or walnuts

Icing:
1 C powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp softened butter

Directions
- Heat oven to 325 degrees F
- For the batter mix the cake mix, oil, brown sugar, eggs, and sour cream together with an electric mixer
- In a separate bowl make the cinnamon swirl by mixing the brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans or walnuts
- Grease and flour a 9 x 13 cake pan and pour half of the cake mix into the baking pan
- Sprinkle half of the cinnamon, sugar, and nut mixture over the batter
- Pour the rest of the cake batter into the pan
- Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon nut mixture over the batter
- Run a knife through the cake mix to swirl the cinnamon--be careful not to touch the bottom of the pan with the knife
- Bake for 45 minutes
- When the cake is removed from the oven, blend the softened butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together until smooth
- Drizzle over the cake while still warm

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