Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

As I mentioned quickly in my last weekend update post, and made - and ruined - a lot of frosting that weekend. I suppose it wasn't actually ruined, but I made a batch of cream cheese frosting that was runny and seemed unusable for a cake. I threw it in the freezer, knowing I would need to figure out some way to use it so it wouldn't get wasted.

The frosting was a brick (8 oz) of cream cheese, 1/4 c of butter, powdered sugar and a few spoonfuls of the other ruined frosting I made (but you could just use milk to loosen it up). The other frosting that got ruined was Whipped Cream Cheese frosting from Joy of Baking. I suggest you attempt making it, but don't add too much powdered sugar...or will just get more runny. I know I had it at the perfect stage and it tasted amazing, but I kept adding and whipping, hoping it would get just a little thicker, but somehow it kept getting RUNNIER. I have no idea what happened and it really hurt my self-esteem! I felt pretty useless in the kitchen after that. Anyway, the addition of that frosting helped smooth out my cream cheese frosting while giving it a nice flavor because of the addition of the marscapone cheese.

Anyway - the cinnamon cake recipe was from (I did only two layers) and brown-sugar and cinnamon swirled in before baking like the cinnamon roll cake from my baking addiction. I really think the brown sugar-cinnamon swirl gave it an even more cinnamon-roll-esque flavor.

Sorry - didn't get many pictures until I had already half-eaten the cake...but everyone loved it,  including me! My dad begged me to whip up another one the other day! I suppose the frosting was still a little runny - but it was perfect for this cake.


AmYaroundthecorner said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum ...That cake is perfection :) ...When I think of cinnamon rolls I always think of gooey frosting that I have to lick off my fingers -- so I think your cream cheese frosting sounds perfect!

*Stace* said... Best Blogger Tips

1) you are never useless in the kitchen!! but if anyone thinks you are, you can come to our kitchen! :)
2) why do you never make yummy stuff like this for us?!?!?! :(
3) whip up another one of those cakes for me! :)

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said... Best Blogger Tips

OH YEAH! Wow, this is two of my very favorite things combined. Does this mean I can eat it for breakfast because it is cinnamon bun flavored?

amy grace said... Best Blogger Tips

@Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} Um, you know it, I had it for breakfast twice!! Great with my cup of coffee! Yum!!