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Monday, May 4, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake~ Secret Recipe Club

Deliciously moist pound cake is swirled with cinnamon sugar, creating a wonderful cinnamon roll flavoured cake.



It's time for this month's Secret Recipe Club reveal! I love being part of a group of bloggers, who cook from each other's blogs and then blog about it. It's so exciting to learn about a new blogger every month! I really enjoy seeing who had my blog every month and to see what recipe they chose to make! It reminds me of how many great recipes are on my blog and makes me want to go back and make many of them again. This month I was assigned to the blog Making Memories with your Kids. Erin, a single mom of two, is also a middle school counselor. She started blogging when her kids were little as a way of helping other moms (and dads) find kid friendly crafts and recipes.

Erin's blog is full of super fun crafts, gift ideas and super yummy recipes. I had so much fun browsing her blog and getting craft ideas and choosing recipes. There were so many fun recipes I wanted to try, but I narrowed it down to these five- Touchdown Taco Dip, Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip, Sopapilla Cheesecake, Broccoli Salad and this Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake. When I asked the kids which recipe they would like me to make, they quickly said this one; and boy am I glad they did.





This pound cake is AMAZING! It is tender and moist and really tastes like a cinnamon roll. I had been wanting to make a pound cake for some time and I'm glad I chose this one to be my first. I did change it a bit, and used only butter in my recipe, rather than a combination of butter and shortening. I also used brown sugar in the cinnamon sugar, because that is what I put in my cinnamon rolls. I split the batter into 4, making 3 cinnamon sugar layers, but when cooking, they all swirled together. Next time I make this, I will do the two layers of cinnamon sugar, as Erin's recipe indicates. 

The kids really enjoyed this pound cake and Queenie insisted I had made it before, because it tasted familiar. After telling her a few times that it tastes like cinnamon rolls, she claimed that that must be why she loved it so much. This pound cake is perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon, or for dessert.







Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake
adapted from Making Memories with your Kids

3/4 C (1 1/4 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 C sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze:
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a large loaf pan with parchment paper, so that some parchment hangs over the long edges of the pan.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add vanilla and beat until smooth.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to wet, alternately with the milk, starting and ending with flour.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Pour 1/3 of the batter in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour half of the remaining batter into the pan and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar. Pour remaining batter into the pan, smooth the top and bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes; until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs.

Remove from oven and loosen edges with a knife. Using the excess parchment, carefully remove the cake from the pan. Gently peel back the parchment paper and let cool.

In a small mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with 1 tsp vanilla. Add in the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add 1-2 tsp of milk, if glaze is too thick. You want a thick glaze that flows freely. Pour glaze over the warm cake.




27 comments:

Sarah said...

That looks delicious. Especially with the cream cheese glaze! Great SRC pick!

Sara said...

Ooooooooooh I need to try this! It looks SO good!

Anna Hagen said...

I was thinking that this looks so good - and then I got to the part about the cream cheese in the glaze, and it got even better. Wow!

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Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog said...

I love Pound Cakes and love Cinnamon rolls, you are a genius putting these two together! I want to swipe my finger along that yummy glaze!! Nettie

Tara Noland said...

Great looking pound cake, I am so into these and loaves this spring. So nice anytime of the day!!

Erin said...

I forgot about this one. It was amazing and I'm so glad you liked it! (And thanks for the reminder. I'm making this again real soon!)

nancy@skinnykitchen said...

Looks fantastic Cindy!

Chit Chat Chomp said...

You really can't go wrong with that cake...cinnamon AND cream cheese!

MotherWouldKnow said...

What a great cake - I'd have to ration it out in this house, If I didn't my husband would be constantly taking a knife to it, claiming that he was 'evening it out" as he cut another slice.

Nicole Neverman said...

This pound cake sounds absolutely fantastic! What a great SRC post :)

minnie@thelady8home said...

The cake looks so divine, amazingly delicious!!!

April J Harris said...

I can't wait to try this recipe, Cindy! It sounds divine. I love the idea of a pound cake that tastes like cinnamon rolls! Pinned and yummed :-) Would love for you to share this at Hearth and Soul if you have time!

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

This looks AMAZING!!!

Peter of Feed Your Soul Too said...

Cinnamon and cream cheese glaze - Yum!

Patty Anderson said...

You have amazing creativity!

Patricia Conte said...

This looks so good!! What a great combo, too - best of two worlds!

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Thank you.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Tastes so good too, lol.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

The glaze really help it taste like a true cinnamon roll.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

I wish I had thought of this recipe. The blog I had this month for the SRC was fantastic!

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

It really is. I had some for breakfast, for afternoon snack and for dessert. It's perfect anytime of day.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

that's what I love about the SRC. The reminder of all the great recipes on our blogs, lol.

Joanne T Ferguson said...

This looks delicious and I could go for a slice with my coffee right now! Pinned and shared
Hope to see you on Saturday Joanne What's On The List

Harun said...

Nice..keep up the good work , hope your now in my reading list.

Christopher said...

Thanks for your nice tips, very useful for me, I like it

Herbert said...

This is the recipe I am looking for a long time, I cann't wait to do it, thanks