Buttery Cinnabun Cake


This picture doesn’t do this cake justice. I found this recipe at Picky Palate’s site, and to say everyone enjoyed this cake would be an understatement! It was delicious, and would be perfect for a dessert or brunch. It’s super easy to make, and it’s just delicious. If you like coffee cake, you’ll love this, so give it a try.

Cake Ingredients:

  • 3 c. flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ c. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Stick real butter, melted

Brown Sugar Topping:

  • 2 sticks real butter, softened (I just used 1 stick, and it was plenty buttery)
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 2/3 c. nuts, optional


  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 5 TBSP milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In an electric or stand mixer mix the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla. Once combined well, slowly stir in melted butter. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nuts until well combined. Drop evenly over cake batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center.
  5. Place powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Buttery Cinnabun Cake:


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