Monday, April 29, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Remember how I don't make cinnamon rolls because I don't get up with the sun? Well, this is another great substitute. Full of cinnamon goodness, this cake is wonderful for breakfast, or a morning coffee break. Or an anytime coffee break. Or dessert with vanilla ice cream. Yum.

Start by beating together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, yogurt, oil, vanilla and cinnamon

and mix to combine. Then add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated. Spread the batter into a greased spring form pan.

For the topping, combine the melted butter, brown sugar

and cinnamon and stir well to combine. Carefully spread the topping over the batter, then swirl lightly with a butter knife.

Be sure not to over-swirl - you just want swirls around the top, not all the way to the bottom of the pan.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake on a wire rack for about a half hour. While it cools, make the glaze. Using a mixer, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar.

Add just enough milk to bring the icing to drizzling consistency, then spoon it over the top of the cake.

Isn't is beautiful? But not too beautiful to eat. Really. You should eat it. It's delicious.

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Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

2 Tbsp. cream cheese
2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add yogurt, eggs, oil, vanilla and cinnamon, and mix to combine. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until smooth.

Spread into a greased 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. For the topping, combine butter, sugar, and cinnamon until well combined. Spread over cake batter, then swirl topping into the batter with a butter knife. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, until topping is set and toothpick comes out of center clean.

Let cool for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Beat with a mixer until smooth. Drizzle over cooled coffee cake. Serves 10-12.


  1. Yummy beyond all yumminess.... Please drop one off at my house right when the kids come home after school today...

    Have a happy Monday…. :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique

  2. Yum. It looks delicious. I'm pinning it to make it sometime in the future {hopefully not too far distant.}

  3. I pinned this. I think this would be an excellent addition to a brunch, or lunch with the girls, or a late night snack, or ......

  4. Mmm, I've made this before so I know it's good.

  5. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  6. What a party last week on Friday Flash Blog! Thanks for joining us. I hope you’ve visited some of the other community members and you're having a splendid week.



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