Saturday, November 1, 2008

Today In Jennifer's Kitchen: Brunch Cake

Hubby needed something to satisfy his sweet tooth and attempted to convince his wife to make him something yummy due to lack of Halloween candy. After a rough day of errands, extreme Fall cleaning, and grocery shopping, I decided to indulge his request and experiment with a new recipe behold, the Brunch Cake!


Found this recipie here. It's a combination of a cake and cinnamon roll all in one and the best part is it only takes ten minutes to throw together, try adding in some chopped apples or blueberries, raisins or dried cranberries, this recipe is a blank canvas, so go ahead and add in fruit, nuts chocolate chips whatever you wish!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar (add in more for a sweeter taste)
  • 1 1/4 cups milk or half-and-half
  • 1-2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) or almond extract (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 large egg


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, more if desired
  • 1-2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • chopped walnuts (optional) or pecans (optional)
Icing mixture
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream (any amount to desired texture start with 1/4 cup, or use 18% table cream)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract or almond extract
  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish, or two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans (although the batter will seem like it will fit into only one 8 or 9-inch pan, this flop rises very high and will run over the sides if baked in just one pan).
  3. In a bowl mix the 2 cups flour, 1-1/4 cups white sugar, milk, vanilla or almond extract, baking powder, pinch of salt and egg (if using) until just combined careful not to overmix.
  4. Pour into prepared baking pan/s.
  5. Generously spread brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
  6. If desired sprinkle chopped walnuts or pecans over top.
  7. Drizzle melted butter over top.
  8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes for 8 or 9-inch round cake pan, and about 30 minutes for a 13 x 9-inch pan.
  9. In separate bowl whisk icing mixture adding whipping cream until desired texture is achieved, drizzle over cake

four stars Pictures, Images and PhotosThis cake has been 4 star husband approved


Jennifer said...

I would like to note that I did not add the icing to this cake because I did not have any whipping cream on hand but this cake is so rich and delicious on its that we do not feel like we are missing out.

Bryan said...

ADDDDD a little bit of butter on the top for some ZING!!