Sometimes life gets busy and you slowly let your favorite hobbies or things to do trail its way out. It’s easy to forget about the little things that make you happy when your focus is on work, school, or your other various responsibilities. I found myself letting go of some of my favorite things, like baking and reading, these past couple weeks when things got a little chaotic. But keeping those little things that excite you and fill you with joy is what makes you happy to be alive. So last weekend I decided to bake my family a treat and to dedicate a part of every day to reading.
I made a Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake this Sunday. This recipe is quick, very easy, and so darn yummy. Gooey, buttery, cinnamony, and sweet– not exactly good for your diet, but wonderful for your taste buds! 😉
You make this skillet with store bought biscuits. I love making semi-homemade desserts every once in a while! It literally takes 30 minutes to whip up this cake and it looks like one giant cinnamon roll. My little sister Mia and I love cinnamon rolls, so this was a treat!
Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake
Original recipe on Chelsea’s Messy Apron
2 packages Buttermilk Biscuits
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 TB coconut oil, melted
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract (I use a madagascar bourbon vanilla…it makes a big taste difference!)
2 TB milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Rub about one teaspoon of oil on the bottom of an 8-inch skillet and set aside.
Remove the biscuits from the packages. Roll each of the biscuits very flat and thin using a rolling pin. Dip each rolled biscuit in the melted butter/coconut oil mixture, shake off the excess and then dip the biscuit in the cinnamon sugar mixture making sure to cover both sides, shaking off excess again.
Roll up each biscuit and place the rolled up biscuit on the outside of a skillet circularly going towards the middle of the skillet.
Bake for 20 minutes. Make sure that your biscuits are fully cooked by cutting into a piece.
Prepare the frosting by beating together the butter and cream cheese, and then the powdered sugar and vanilla. Slowly add in the milk until desired consistency is reached.
Remove the cake and let cool for about 5 minutes before frosting. You can either pipe the frosting using a plastic sandwich bag with a hole cut at the bottom or spread with a spatula.
What are some of the little things that make you happy?