Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Frozen Cinnamon Rolls or Cinnamon Roll Cake!

GOOD MORNING ~ What's for breakfast?  Both of these options are great choices for breakfast.  Check them out below.  

On weekends we like to make cinnamon rolls.  These are the easiest cinnamon rolls you'll ever make.  I first learned about these great c.r. at a MOPS meeting that I went to about 8 years ago.  After that I was hooked because they are quick and easy to make.  Rhodes has other great products as well but this is the only one we've tried. Check out all the products here! 

Rhodes - Simple Things That Make Life BetterRecipe:  Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls  

Buy a bag of frozen Cinnamon Rolls in the freezer section at your nearest grocery store.  Wal-mart, HyVee and Price Chopper all have them where we live. 

Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
Lay frozen cinnamon rolls out in pan before going to bed.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise over night on the counter - OR - I put mine in the oven overnight and don't cover them.  Critters (I'm not saying that we have critters) or the dog can't get to them in the oven overnight.  They are safe and ready to bake in the morning.  

There are two packages of frosting in a bag.  Set out on counter to thaw. 

I used to put all 12 rolls in a 9x13 pan but then they are usually spilling out of the pan in the morning.  Now, I put 6 in two 9x13 pans overnight.  

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Do not over bake!

Cinnamon rolls after they have risen all night
Baked cinnamon rolls

Baked & frosted Cinnamon Rolls ~ Ready to eat!

Here's a Cinnamon Roll Cake recipe, that I got from Rumbly in my Tumbly off of Pinterest.  It was very tasty, but a lot more work for this baker, NOT!  I like quick and simple and my Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls above are so much easier.  Although, I would probably make the cake again, just for something different to eat for breakfast once in a while.  


Cake Batter
3 C flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 C Milk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C butter, melted


Topping -
1 C butter, softened
1 C brown sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Mix everything together except for the butter.  Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9x13 pan.  For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined.  Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife  Bake at 350 degrees for 28-32 minutes.

2 C powdered sugar
5 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.  

Cake batter with topping swirled in.  It looks so pretty!

Baked Cinnamon Roll Cake

Baked & glazed!

Time to DIG IN!