Happy Wednesday! We're halfway through the first week of the year, and I am feeling like 2016 is going to be a fabulous year! My new year resolutions were all blog-related, and I spent time over the weekend drafting out how I wanted to achieve my goals and I am feeling really confident that it will be a successful year. I took a small break over the weekend of planning to make this Cinnamon Bun Skillet Bake, though!
Earlier this week, Adam and I enjoyed these fluffy and soft cinnamon buns we baked right in the skillet--this skillet dessert is so sweet and incredibly easy to make. Move over, Cinnabon! This recipe is so dang good!
See the recipe for Cinnamon Bun Skillet Bake below!
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Cinnamon Bun Skillet Bake
Cinnamon Spread Ingredients:
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour (all-purpose substitute is OK)
- 1/2 cup of hot water
- 1 tablespoon of dry (active) yeast
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:
- 1 cup of regular cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon of whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar with flour, melted butter, ground cinnamon, and whole milk. Use a fork to mix the ingredients together until the consistency is the same throughout the mix. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour with yeast and hot water. Mix well.
- Pour in unsalted butter, salt, and sugar and beat mixture until the dough forms and sticks together in a ball-like shape.
- Cover the dough and set aside for 15 minutes.
- Coat a clean and dry surface with a small layer of flour. Place dough onto the surface and begin working the dough and folding it back onto itself. Then, use a rolling pin lightly covered with flour to roll dough out.
- Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees (F).
- Pour your cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the dough and spread it around evenly.
- Roll the cinnamon sugar dough into a large long roll. Cut the length of the dough into about 6 pieces (these will be your cinnamon bun sections in your skillet).
- Lay the cinnamon buns into the skillet mixture side up, and fill the skillet.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the cinnamon buns have spread and started to brown.
- While cinnamon bun skillet is baking, prepare your icing in a medium bowl. Combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until you reach your desired texture (I prefer mine a little thick, so I always end up adding about another tablespoon or so of powdered sugar).
- Remove cinnamon bun skillet from the oven.
- Pour cream cheese icing over hot cinnamon bun skillet. Serve and enjoy!
What are some of your favorite skillet desserts?