Cinnamon Roll Cake

This cinnamon roll cake takes your favorite breakfast treat and puts it in cake form. With buttery cinnamon swirls and a sweet glaze, this cake is sure to be a new favorite!

A cake version of classic cinnamon rolls. If you’re looking for a shortcut, this recipe is it! Still gooey, glazed and filled with brown sugar and cinnamon. And if you like this, you’ll love our cinnamon roll bites too!

Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe on plate

Quick + Easy cinnamon ROll cake

This next breakfast recipe is a family favorite. Imagine a Cinnamon Roll in cake form. I can tell you right now that it is AMAZING!

That’s what today’s cinnamon roll cake is – a simple and delicious cake that tastes like a cinnamon roll. It’s pretty much a family favorite and has become a favorite, just like our easy coffee cake recipe.

Today’s cinnamon cake recipe is seriously so gooey and delicious. We have made it so many times that it has become a holiday morning must-have. If you love the idea of a cake version of cinnamon rolls, then you have to try this recipe.

Cinnamon Cake in a glass baking dish

how to make CINNAMON roll CAKE

Making this cake is simple!! Yes – there is lots of butter, but that’s what it is so stinking delicious!

BATTER. To make this cinnamon casserole, begin by mixing the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla together. From there, stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan.

CINNAMON SWIRLS. Then you will mix your cinnamon topping ingredients together and drop over the cake. Swirl your topping and cake mixture with a knife going up and down the length of the pan (only inserting the knife a little).

BAKE. Bake at 350° F for about 30 minutes. While baking, make your glaze and drizzle over the warm cake.

Can you make cream cheese frosting for cinnamon roll cake? This recipe is more of a glaze, but you can definitely make a cream cheese frosting instead. We love the cream cheese frosting we use on our one hour cinnamon rolls. For that recipe, GO HERE.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you that this cinnamon cake is seriously addicting!

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Cake process pics

cinnamon cake tips + Tricks

Making ahead: We love making this fresh, so it’s warm, but you can make this ahead of time if needed. Just reheat in the oven for a few minutes to get warm before frosting so it melts right into the cake.

Storing: You can store the cake for up to 24 hours in advance by covering with foil or saran wrap and leaving on counter before reheating.

You can even freeze it. Just cover tightly in foil and keep in freezer for up to 3 months. You can reheat in the microwave or on a low temp in the oven.

Cinnamon bun cake on a white plate

I recommend serving this yummy treat when it’s warm because it just melts in your mouth and tastes just like regular Cinnamon Rolls! We love this cinnamon cake so much that we have it for Christmas every year. It’s just SO good!!

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Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

4.94 from 63 votes
This cinnamon roll cake takes your favorite breakfast treat and puts it in cake form. With buttery cinnamon swirls and a sweet glaze, this cake is sure to be a new favorite!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 538 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Cake

Cinnamon Topping

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla together.
  • Stir in melted butter, slowly. Pour into greased 9x13 pan.
  • Mix cinnamon topping ingredients. Drop over cake mixture evenly.
  • Swirl your topping and cake mixture with a knife going up and down the length of the pan (but only inserting it in the cake mix a little - not all the way).
  • Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.
  • Mix glaze ingredients together. Drizzle over the cake while it's still warm. ENJOY!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

    1. If you are using half a recipe, then baking would be about the same time, maybe a few minutes less. I would “toothpick check” at 25 minutes. Since I’m single, I usually half 9×13 recipes, and use a 8″ round. It’s like using a cake mix and having the option to bake a 9×13 or two 8″ rounds.

  1. 5 stars
    This is a family favorite, and my daughter learned how to make it recently! It’s so yummy, it doesn’t last long in our house!

  2. 5 stars
    This has amazing flavor and is so fluffy. I gave this to my daughter for the first time and she made audible num num noises while eating it. This is definitely her favorite

  3. 5 stars
    Cake is good as it is.. I added 1 teaspoon + cinnamon to the batter as well. Glaze made it a little to sweet. As hubby said ” it’s so good that it’ll make a Jack rabbit jump up and slap a grizzly bear!” ( now, that’s a compliment!! )

  4. 5 stars
    Extremely moist, easy to put together for quick dessert. Impressive to take with you to family dinners. Even if u smell up, I forgot the vanilla, so I just added it to the 2nd mix and cut it through a little deeper than normal. Turned out GREAT!

    1. Thanks for sharing!! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the cake. This is one of my favorites too!

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