All rolled up: Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Cake

There is nothing like a warm, gooey cinnamon roll. Often, one just isn't enough. With the help of this recipe, allow the cinnamon roll to expand like never before! The best part? Chocolate is also involved: 

You will need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 6 tbsp Nutella
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche 

Here's how:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, egg, salt, vanilla extract, and butter. Place the yeast in 1/2 cup of warm milk and stir until it dissolves. Pour the milk into the large bowl with with other ingredients and mix together to form a dough. 
  2. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and leave for one hour. 
  3. Roll out the dough and spread Nutella evenly on the surface. Afterwards, sprinkle cinnamon over the Nutella. 
  4. Using a pizza cutter, cut your dough into thick, even strips. Tightly roll one of the strips and place it in the center of a springform pan. Continue by wrapping the rest of the dough strips around the roll in the center of the pan.
  5. Now bake your cinnamon roll for 25 minutes at 340 °F.  After baking, place the crème fraîche in a pastry bag and apply a decorative design to your cake. 

If you prefer something more sweet, replace the crème fraîche with a sugary icing or glaze. If fruity treats suit your fancy, try replacing the Nutella with jam. However you choose to spin it, cut yourself a large slice and enjoy!



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