Well, we're in the middle of storm Juno and I officially have not left the house since yesterday circa 4pm. We have at least two feet of snow on the ground and a third foot quickly approaching (it's still coming down!!) As a way to combat going stir crazy, I decided to whip up some crack cake muffins.
Enter: crack cake. It is referred to as such because once you taste it, you can't go back. It's addicting and it's certainly not the healthiest, but it is sooo devilishly delicious.
I often crave cinnamon desserts and was tempted to make cinnamon rolls today, but honestly I didn't want to wait that long to consume them. This is the perfect solution for when you want a cinnamon roll, but are too lazy to wait for dough to rise. These are also great to make because they can be served with brunch as a sort of coffee cake, in the afternoon with tea, or as a dessert after dinner.
Today was the first time I tried making these in muffin form, and it worked pretty well. However, I have to say it's a lot easier to make these in a 9x13 cake, which is what I usually do (as seen here). It's really easy to whip up and much easier to marble the cinnamon filling in when it's in a large sheet pan.
Scroll down (be sure to catch your drool as you pass the photos) to peep the recipe!
Cinnamon Bun Cake
3 cups flour
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1½ cups milk
2 tsp. vanilla
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 glass baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In an electric or stand mixer add the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once combined well , slowly stir in the melted butter. Pour into the prepared 9×13 baking pan.
1. In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together until well combined and creamy. Drop evenly over the batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake.
2. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out nearly clean.
In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over the warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.