Cinnamon Roll Cake

Cinnamon Roll Cake

If you’ve ever daydreamed of a cinnamon roll in cake form complete with all that lovely buttery cinnamon filling cinnamon rolls are named for topped with a white icing glaze then I am about to make your dream come true. If you haven’t had that same daydream then you will now.

If you’re one of those people who finds working with yeast dough intimidating or time-consuming or just don’t have the motivation to make cinnamon rolls from scratch you can get your cinnamon roll ‘fix’ a lot easier with this cake!  Or maybe none of that is true and you just have a serious adoration for all things cinnamon the way I do. Or maybe you just love cake. None of that matters. You don’t really need a reason to make this cake.

The batter comes together easily in one bowl – you literally mix everything together at once and then drizzle in melted butter to bring it together. The cinnamon topping is dolloped over top, swirled in and after a half hour trip to the oven not only will your house be perfumed like a cinnamon factory but you will have made the next best thing on earth to cinnamon rolls.

Or maybe, just maybe, this will impress you even more than cinnamon rolls. If that’s possible.

You’re welcome.

Cinnamon Bun Cake

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 32 minutes

Yield: 1 (9x13) cake

Cinnamon Roll Cake

A cinnamon roll in cake form complete with a buttery cinnamon filling and white icing glaze. Easier than making cinnamon rolls from scratch - this is the next best thing!


3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 + 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 cups confectioners' sugar
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Butter and flour a 9x13 baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. To a large bowl add all the cake ingredients except the butter. Mix until just combined - the mixture will be thick. Slowly stir in the butter until just combined - don't overmix or it will be rubbery.
  3. Pour or spoon into the prepared pan.
  4. To make the topping mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop spoonfuls evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife.
  5. Bake 28-32 minutes. While cake is warm whisk the glaze ingredients together until smooth and drizzle over the cake. To serve cut into squares.


Adapted from My Recipes

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  1. says

    This is delicious. We made for Christmas morning breakfast! We made in a bundt pan and frosted with a homemade cream cheese frosting, everyone loved it!

    • says

      Thanks Anne! I’m sure I’ll be making it again and again for the holidays! It’s that kind of cake. Hope you’re week is going great!

  2. says

    Those look so good and way easier than cinnamon rolls! I’ll have to show my hubby this one!

    Moon, Happy Monday handsome Mancat! Love and purrs, Angel & Isabella

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