Life Tip: The secret to getting the answers you’re looking for is in HOW you phrase the questions. If you ask, “Can I eat cake for breakfast?” you’re likely to get met with a confused, if not indignant “No!?!” But – If you ask ‘WHAT KIND OF CAKE can I eat for breakfast?’ the possibilities begin to open up.
My most favorite way to incorporate cake into breakfast is through Cinnamon Rolls!!
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 c vegetable oil
- 2 whole eggs
- I TBL cinnamon
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 TBL vanilla
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 TBL cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Grease and flour 3, 6″ round cake pans
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set Aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, add sugar, eggs, cup oil, and 1 tbl. vanilla and milk. Mix at medium speed until well blended and light colored.
- Next add in the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined
- Portion out the cake batter in each pan (i use an ice cream scoop to portion them out)
- Divide the cinnamon topping out among each cake layer and sprinkle the topping on top of the cake batter
- Bake 20-25 minutes at 325 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool completely before frosting.
- 4 sticks (1 cup salted butter) slightly softened
- 1 (8oz) package cream cheese softened
- 3 teaspoons (8 g) vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 6-8 cups powdered sugar (depending on consistency)
- Beat on low to medium speed the butter and cream cheese until it is softened and smooth.
- Add the extracts and then Gradually add the powdered sugar beating on low speed until blended.
- Increase mixing speed and beat until fluffy.
Cinnamon rolls: I used the Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Roll recipe (found here) and made them in the same size cake pan I used for the cake.
Drip: 2 Cups White Candy Melts Melted together with 4-6 TBL heavy cream
- Allow cakes to fully cool, preferably in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
- This will allow them to set and be much easier to work with.
- Lay your first cake layer onto a cake stand or board and spread the frosting on top.
- Repeat steps with the remaining layers
- Frost cake
- Drip the white ganache drip along the outer top rim of the cake
- Top the cake with the cinnamon roll layer and you can use any remaining drip to drizzle on top
All of these beaUTAHful photos taken by: Catcher in the Rye Photography