A good friend knows you have pets, a great friend knows your pets names and might even text Happy Birthday to them on their birthday.
A good friend texts you Happy Birthday, a great friend is buying the first round at the beginning of the night and holds your hair back at the end of the night (and doesn't judge you either :)
A good friend tells you you look great (even if you don't), a great friend tells you you need to drop 10 pounds and wakes you up every morning and yells at you to go running.
A good friend likes all your facebook pictures you post, a great friend is in all the pictures you post.
A good friend attends your wedding, a great friend is in your wedding.
These are just a handful of things that describes what these ladies have done for me over the years. Unfortunately, we live pretty far apart. One of them lives out West and the other lives about 3 hours north of us. We only get together one or two times a year, which makes it so special when I do see them. To help make this visit special, I decided to make a super-yummy Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake for them!
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla
1 Cup sour cream
2 1/2 Cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1 Cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp french vanilla creamer (or 1 tsp vanilla...I ran out of vanilla)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bundt pan and set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar with your mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, making sure each egg is completely mixed in before adding the next one. Then add vanilla.
Mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder together in a medium bowl. Pour flour mixture into batter alternately with the sour cream, until completely incorporated ending with the flour. Stir in the walnuts with a spoon, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Don't over mix. Stop stirring as soon as everything is mixed in.
Mix together 1/4 cup of sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle 1-2 tsps of the cinnamon sugar mix in the bottom of the greased pan. Pour half the batter over the sugar into the pan then sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over the top of the cake mix. Drop remaining cake batter in large spoonfuls over the filling. Bake in oven for 40 minutes, or until you can insert a knife and it comes out clean. Let cool.
Mix together the sugar, creamer (or vanilla) and one Tbsp of milk until mixed well. Add in the second Tbsp and stir until it becomes easy to pour. Top cooled cake with icing and enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by!
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