If you’re a fan of both cinnamon rolls and coffee cake, you’re in for a treat! This Easy Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake combines the best of both worlds. It’s a delicious, moist cake with a swirl of cinnamon and a sweet glaze that will make your taste buds sing. Let’s dive into the recipe:
- You can customize this cake by adding chopped nuts or raisins to the topping for extra texture and flavor.
- Make sure to swirl the topping into the cake batter evenly to distribute the cinnamon goodness.
- Adjust the glaze’s consistency by adding more milk or powdered sugar, depending on your preference.
- Feel free to sprinkle extra ground cinnamon on top for an extra pop of flavor.
- For the Cake:
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- For the Topping:
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- For the Glaze:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 5 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) to ensure it's ready for baking.
2. Prepare the Cake Batter
In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined. Gradually add the milk and continue mixing until you have a smooth cake batter.
3. Spread the Batter
Pour the cake batter into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan.
4. Create the Topping
In a separate bowl, make the topping by combining the melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and ground cinnamon. Mix until it forms a cohesive mixture.
5. Swirl the Topping
Spread the topping mixture evenly over the cake batter in the pan. Then, using a knife, gently swirl the topping into the batter to create a marbled effect.
Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. The cake should become golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean when it's done.
7. Prepare the Glaze
While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until you have a smooth, pourable glaze.
8. Drizzle the Glaze
Once the cake is done baking, remove it from the oven while it's still warm. Drizzle the glaze evenly over the cake. It will start to set into a delicious, slightly hardened glaze as it cools.
9. Serve and Enjoy
You can serve this Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake warm or at room temperature, and it pairs wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
Enjoy your homemade Easy Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake – it's sure to become a family favorite!