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 why it is so stinking delicious!

BATTER. To make this cinnamon roll 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 28-32 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 up to 24 hours ahead of time if needed. Store cake unglazed, covered, at room temperature. Just reheat in the oven for a few minutes to get warm before drizzling with the glaze.

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

5 from 154 votes
Cinnamon roll cake is a favorite breakfast treat in cake form. With a quick prep and cook time it's on the table in no time!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 538 kcal
Author Lil' Luna



Cinnamon Topping

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-x-13-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, eggs, and vanilla together.
  • Slowly stir in melted butter and pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Make the cinnamon topping: In another bowl, mix softened butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Dollop over the top of the cake mixture evenly.
  • Swirl your topping and cake mixture with a knife, only inserting it halfway into the cake batter and going up and down the length of the pan.
  • Bake for 28–32 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix all glaze ingredients together in a small bowl. Drizzle over the cake while it is still warm.



Make ahead of time. We love making this fresh to serve warm, but you can also make it 24 hours in advance and store, unglazed, covered at room temperature. Just reheat it in the oven for a few minutes to get warm before drizzling with the glaze.

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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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  1. 5 stars
    Excellent!! I work in a care home and we are always looking for new ideas to serve to our residents. Our test batch quickly disappeared, cake crumb is soft and moist with great flavour. Cinnamon swirl tasted just right. All the staff now want the recipe and we didn’t get a chance to add the glaze.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for the memories!
    I grew up with a coffee cake much like this one, and I had forgotten all about it until I ran across this one while looking at various breakfast/dessert recipes. My mothers recipe started with a box mix but I think your recipe will hold up better then a cake mix. On the cake mix recipe a lot of the cinnamon mixture sunk to the bottom instead of being feathered through the cake. Can’t wait to try this and add new memories.

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