Cherry Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cake - Annette's

Annette W.


I took your basic cinnamon roll cake recipe and added a twist. This is the dessert I made for Easter dinner this year. It is like eating breakfast and dessert all at once. I mean what's better than a glazed cinnamon roll anyway? Adding some sweet yet tart dried cherries and pecans to it, that's what!

The great thing about this recipe too, whether you fix it this way or leave it plain is, you can have it for breakfast and not feel guilty. Right? I mean it is a giant cinnamon roll after all.

Basic cake recipe is from my grandma. The added 'tweak' is my own. Photos are my own.

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This is a great twist on a cinnamon roll recipe. This filled the Test Kitchen with the wonderful cinnamon aroma while baking. Adding dried cherries and pecans really gives this delicate and sweet cake great texture. Plus, the flavor combination is fabulous. The glaze is the perfect topping. Great for brunch, dessert or just because. Very versatile and so yummy! The Test Kitchen

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3 c
1 1/2 c
1 c
3/4 c
dried cherries
3/4 c
pecans, chopped
1/2 c
butter, melted
4 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 large


1 c
butter, softened
1 c
brown sugar
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp


2 c
powdered sugar
5 Tbsp
1 tsp

How to Make Cherry Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cake - Annette's


  • 1Preheat oven to 350. Combine all the ingredients for the cake except the melted butter. Mix well. Slowly stir in the melted butter until well combined.
  • 2Fold in cherries and pecans but do not over mix at this point.
  • 3Pour batter into a buttered or greased 9x13 cake pan.
  • 4Combine topping ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls evenly on top of cake batter.
  • 5Use a knife to swirl it around.
  • 6Bake for 28-32 minutes. Remove cake from oven.
  • 7While cooling slightly, mix up glaze then pour over warm cake.
  • 8Enjoy!

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About Cherry Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cake - Annette's

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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