Monday, January 13, 2014

Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake

Hey Hey and Happy Monday to ya! I'm off to IKEA with my sis today, but wanted to leave you with an amazing idea for breakfast to start your week off right! This past weekend I was lucky enough to see my two college roommates/best friends in the world. These girls are the kind of friends that have never let me down and will always be a part of my life. There's a big difference between good friends and great friends and they fill the latter category to a T!

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!
It was delicious! We all gobbled down a huge slice. I'm not going to lie, I thought this was going to come out as an epic fail because the cake batter was so thick before cooking. Turns out that was a good thing. It was so moist and just the right amount of sweetness for breakfast.


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup brown sugar, packed
3 eggs
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

For Icing:
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.

For Icing:
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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  1. Your bundt cake sounds delicious and looks beaked to perfection! Beautiful!

  2. What a delicious looking cake! I love sweets, and there's something about coffee cakes that makes me have a particular weakness for them. I completely agree with you about the difference between good friends and best friends. For me, my best friends are defined by those who tell me the truth/give me advice even if it's not exactly what I want to hear. They love me enough to tell me the truth even if it's not pleasant :)

  3. This cake looks delicious! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday!

  4. Your cinnamon roll bundt cake looks really good. Thanks for stopping by and linking up at Saturday Dishes.
    Diane Roark

  5. Oh my gosh, yum! I don't make bundt cakes a lot, but I really do like making them, especially when they come out of the pan clean! Coming by from whimsy wed link party.
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  6. Looks super good! I love a good sweet bread for breakfast!

  7. This looks so yummy. Love it for breakfast or anytime of the day.
    Thanks for sharing,

  8. This looks SO delicious! I'm always looking for something easy to make for a weekend breakfast that isn't eggs and pancakes and this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

    Following you on facebook and instagram!


    1. Thanks Sandra Lee! Love your name by the way. We're starting to try and expand our family and if we have a girl I want to name her Cassandra Leigh (after both our moms :) Following you and liked you back! Oh and I LOVE the Mindy Project! The LA episode was hilarious!

  9. This looks absolutely wonderful!

  10. This is a brilliant way to make cinnamon rolls in a hurry! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  11. Looks delicious! Thank you for bringing your cinnamon roll cake to Family Fun Friday! Blessings!

  12. Fantastic looking cake!
    Anything with cinnamon is definitely for me :)

  13. It's beautiful to have great friends that will be there for you with all of the important aspects of your life. It sounds like you have great friends indeed! And my, the cinnamon roll bundt cake looks delicious!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

  14. What a delicious cake! I wish I had a big slice right now! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  15. What a delicious day to begin the day! Pinning this and featuring on social media. Thanks for sharing at MM!

  16. I just saw your delicious bundt cake on MM, it looks great!

  17. This looks SO good - saw your feature on Serenity Now.

  18. I want to try this cake! Looks so yumalicious! How can I post this to pinterest? I don't see a link to that

    1. Never mind, I found your recipe on Pinterest, which brings me to this page after I pinn it, so that is good. I can't find you on Pinterest though

    2. I'm so glad you were able to find it Jill! You can find me on Pinterest here: I don't have individual pin buttons for pictures yet bc I can't figure out how :) But I think if you download the Pin It to your tool bar you can pin anything you want. Hope this helps!

  19. Your Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake looks amazing! Thanks for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Ooh yum, that looks really good! Pinning this, and thanks so much for sharing at Creativity Unleashed!

  21. Looks so delish!! I can't wait to feature it tomorrow night at Tickled Pink Times Two. See you there with even MORE ideas!!

  22. This sounds amazing!! Pinned!

    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner Link Party! You were featured today!!

  23. I just made this! I too was worried when the batter camer out thick, but it turned out great! Great recipe my family and I loved it!