My sister Kristen gave me a cookbook for Christmas that she and her friends from Missouri had put together and as I was flipping through it, this recipe caught my eye . . . anything with the name “Cinnabon” has to be good!
This cake was easy to throw together with ingredients I had in my pantry and it tasted amazing! We ate it straight out of the oven, so it was warm and gooey . . . it has all the flavor of a yummy cinnamon roll without all the work!
With an electric mixer or stand-up mixer, mix 3 cups flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once combined well, slowly stir in 4 T melted butter. Pour batter into a greased 9x13" baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and nuts until well combined. Drop evenly over cake batter by the tablespoon and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center. Place powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Serve warm (we like it straight out of the oven) or at room temperature.