The art of procrastination…

So this morning, I decided that I would need some serious sustenance before diving in to the Alkali Flats (which actually weren’t as boring as I remembered, but more on that later) and ended up, three hours later (!), with this Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake.

I didn’t have any raisins, but I did have some dried figs which I decided to use instead and it turned out quite well, I think – very much along the lines of a Fig Newton. The result is a very impressive cake!

I also doubled the frosting recipe because I like my cinnamon rolls heavy on the frosting – I can’t really taste the orange in it, but I did have to substitute orange juice instead of extract since I didn’t have any and I imagine the extract would make the orange flavor here more pronounced. Still very yummy, though – and I think it’ll probably last me a while!

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