Monday, 22 October 2012

Cinnamon roll cake

Cinnamon roll cake

Wow is all I can say!!! The flavour in this cake is unreal. It's a perfect treat for Christmas and the family will love it. This is a cake you can also experiment with. I tried adding some orange zest to the glaze. It was a warm spiced delight to say the least... cinnamon is also a fantastic ingredient with a lot of health advantages. If you are interested in knowing more read on to the end of my blog :) enjoy guys...


3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
tsp. vanilla
  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees or gas mark 4
  • Mix all the ingredients together except for the butter. 
  • Melt the butter and slowly stir into the mixture.
  • Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. 
  • For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. 
  • Drop the topping mixture evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife.

  • Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.
  • When the cakes almost baked make your glaze
  • Drizzle over the cake while its warm

Enjoy your Cinnamon roll cake and pass on :) 

Who doesn't love a sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple pie or atop a chai latte?  It’s just one of those spices that tastes fantastic. with a lovely warmth and depth to its flavour,  But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon.  Here are 10 health reasons  to love this super spice:
1. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike.  That’s also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods.

2. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels.  LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol.  Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

3. It has natural anti-infectious compounds.  In studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens.

4. It reduces pain linked to arthritis.  Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain.

5. Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease.
6. It is a natural food preservative.
7. It contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese—albeit small amounts to the typical dose of ground cinnamon.
8.  It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain and infertility Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.
9. Cinnamon holds promise for various neurodegenerative diseases, including: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and meningitis, according to research at the Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas.  Their research shows that cinnamon reduces chronic inflammation linked with these neurological disorders.
10.  Not a health benefit, but a great reason to love cinnamon, it’s versatile.  It works with sweet and savory dishes alike.  Consider that many curries and savory Moroccan dishes include cinnamon.  It’s not just for apples anymore.

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