Friday, November 25, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Coffe Cake

Ok, so this is another family recipe.  I grew up eating this wonderfully-full-of-fat breakfast.  I'm not sure where my mom got the recipe but I know that this is one recipe that my kids will be passing on to their kids and so forth.  I remember the first time I made this for my step kids, they were in heaven!  It's definitely the go to breakfast for my 13 year old right now..."Bailey, what do you want for breakfast this morning?"  "Ummm, that cinnamon cake thingy you make!"  We always called it Coffee Cake when I was growing up but I've since come to realize that its really nothing like a normal coffee cake so I gave it a little different name.  I don't like coffee, but from what I've been told this cake is very good with a strong cup of coffee.  So, if you are looking for a very indulgent breakfast treat on Christmas morning (because we ALWAYS had it Christmas morning in my house growing up) this is what you should make for sure!

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

3 cups Bisquick (plus extra for rolling out)
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 cup powdered sugar
1-3 tablespoons water


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Combine Bisquik, egg and milk in a bowl and mix until a dough forms.  Spread a little bit of Bisquick to roll the dough on.  Roll dough to 1/4" thick.

2. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Brush melted butter on rolled dough and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over dough.

3. Roll dough up and place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Using kitchen scissors cut slits in the dough about every inch (not all the way through the roll, just about half way through).  This will help the cake cook in the middle.

4. Bake for 20 minutes.

5. Mix powdered sugar and water in a small bowl.  You are looking for a semi-runny consistency to the topping, easy enough to stir but not really watery.

6. Serve pieces of the cake topped with the powder sugar mixture. (we put more butter on ours but that's just us LOL).  I also recommended drinking a large glass of really cold milk with it!

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