Is there anything more comforting than a freshly baked cinnamon bun? Or do you call it a cinnamon roll? Bun, roll, whatever you wanna call it…it’s pure deliciousness. That burst of warm cinnamon-scented air as you open the oven door and pull out the tray. The bubbling crackling noise of the sugar, cinnamon, and butter filling boiling inside each little roll of puffed doughy goodness. Heaven. Pure and total comfort food heaven. And I’ve rolled all of that into this amazing cinnamon bun cake.
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Cinnamon Bun Cake
It was getting close to Sunday and I had planned to take a cake break. No cake that weekend for our regular Sunday family dinner, but instead some fresh cinnamon buns. Saturday rolls around and my hubby walks in the kitchen and politely inquires as to what kind of cake I was going to make the following day. “Uh…I wasn’t planning on making a cake,” I replied ever-so-sweetly.
His face dropped and, while bless his heart, he tried his best to hide his disappointment, I saw a flash of momentary loss. So the people-pleaser in me hauled butt to the grocery store for a bag of cinnamon bun Oreos, and I quickly got to measuring, mixing, and baking and created a cinnamon bun-inspired cake.
Cinnamon Bun Cake Filling
I’m gonna date myself here but, who remembers that way tasty margarine cinnamon type spread? I can only imagine the junk that was put into it but holy Batman it was good! My mom would spread it on my toast every once in a while for a treat and I can remember licking it off and asking for me. Much to my displeasure, and that of every child of the 90s, said cinnamon spread has been discontinued.
No sweat though…I whipped up a version that has only 5 ingredients and pretty darn tasty if I may say so myself. I joyously spread it on my kid’s toast that next morning and was met with “ohs” and “aws” reminiscent of my own childhood. But enough about the cinnamon spread, let’s start baking this bomb Cinnamon Bun cake, shall we?
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