Over a Cup of Coffee: Cinnamon roll cake hunting camp favorite
This week’s recipe is courtesy of Lowell Anderson, of Millersville, Pennsylvania. I first heard from Lowell this fall, shortly after hunting season. He had been in Moffat County with a hunting group from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and had read “Over a Cup of Coffee.”
For the past two years, Lowell has been invited along with the hunting group to serve as cook. He writes that this week’s recipe, a camp favorite, is a morning treat he bakes to go along with the men’s “eggs-to-order.” He puts what they don’t eat of the cake into zip-loc bags to carry in their pockets for later.
I can just smell the cinnamon roll cake baking, though I haven’t had a minute to bake it since I received the recipe on Saturday. Hopefully, I will this weekend. Thanks Lowell!
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Cinnamon roll cake
3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup butter, soft
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray or oil the inside of a 9×13-inch baking pan. Combine the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla. Once combined, slowly stir in the melted butter, and pour the mix into the prepared baking pan. For the topping, mix the butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together until well-combined and creamy. Drop evenly over the batter in the pan by tablespoonfuls, and use a butter knife to marble/swirl the mix through the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Then, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Drizzle evenly over the warm cake. Enjoy!
Courtesy of Lowell Anderson, Millersville, Pennsylvania
So much for the models that predicted a cool, wet summer for us here in western Colorado — at least I think it’s hot this July. Ranchers are probably relieved that it’s been a good haying season, and after the cool spring, it’s nice to have a “normal” summer, but it is indeed hot.