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

5 from 126 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



Cinnamon Topping



  • 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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  1. 5 stars
    Are you kidding me!!!! I so want to be your neighbor : ) This looks so FINGER LICKING good!!! I think I should have been sitting there in the photo next to your daughter with the same BIG smile, just waiting to get the go ahead to “Dig In”

    1. 5 stars
      I made this last night and it was sOo so good . You should warn any one wHo makes it that It is magical . Mine dissappearEd as sOon as i took it iyt if the iven . Will for sure make again Thanks
      FOr sharing your recipe

    1. 5 stars
      I bake once a week or so for work. I made this a few months ago and it was a hit. One of my coworkers is leaving and he requested this cake for his last day. It is so good. I have even made your cinnamon rolls and they are always a hit. They disappear fast.

      Every recipe of yours I try always turns out yummy!

      1. Oh thank you so much!! This cake is a favorite of ours as well. 🙂 I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying the recipes!

  2. My mom and I have been trying to figure out how to make gluten free cinnamon roles. The results have not been fabulous. Gluten free dough is really sticky and difficult to roll out. Adapting this recipe would be so easy! Thanks so much for the idea! Pinning.

  3. This looks o seriously YuMMy! I love my moms cinnamon rolls, I took a bunch of them to my faculty Christmas thing and all 4 trays were eaten with in 2 hours! It was AWESOME! I am so going to try this for breakfast in the morning! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Mine is in the oven now for 32 min and I went to check it and it was jiggly. I’m sure it depends on the oven and I may have used a smaller pan. Hope they are still as delicious as it looks and sounds!!

      1. mine is baking right now and already the baking time is way past due! I’m watching it to see how long it takes……but already the time is close to 50 minutes.

        1. I’m using a disposable 9×13 alluminum…..don’t usually use this type but saving clean up dishes for Easter prep.

  4. Looks sooo good! I’ve made homemade cinnamon rolls before and they take forever…this looks yummy, fast and easy! I’m pinning it. Do you have any idea if you could mix it up the night before and put it in the fridge? Thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    Yummy!!! I just made homemade cinnamon rolls on New Years Day for the first time. I had a grandma that was an absolute wonderful baker so I was a little apprehensive to make them. I did though and my family loved them. My husband loves anything cinnamon so I will definitely try your cake recipe

  6. Ooo… my oldest requests cinnamon rolls every single time I ask what he wants for breakfast and I usually have to say there’s not enough time. I can’t wait to surprise him with this. Thanks!!

  7. My husband asked if I could make something for his work brunch tomorrow. Um, I think his co-workers will just LOVE this!!!

    1. I think they will! I just made this again on Sunday and came home with an empty pan – it was a hit!! Let me know how it goes. 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        Verdict is in…….This is sinfully delicious!!!! Some of the co-workers had 3 pieces!!! My hubby was able to bring home some for myself and our boys! I will make this again!!!!

        1. Just made this but I had to bake it 10-15 minutes longer. Did anyone else have this problem? It tastes great and I will make it again.

          1. Hmmm, I just made it last week and maybe put it in for 2 minutes longer. Not sure why you had to bake yours for so much longer, but I think it just depends on your oven since they’re all different. :/

          2. I’m wondering if you “over swirled” the brown sugar mix like I did? I ended up having to cook longer.

          3. Same issue for me. I did swirl the brown sugar mix a bit more but at 35 min it was still jiggly. Added 15min to baking time so I hope that does the trick!

          4. 5 stars
            The first time I made this it turned out great. I made it this weekend and I had to add to the cooking time and all the cinnamon sunk to the bottom. Not sure what happened. Used the same pan and oven…. 🙁

  8. I couldn’t wait to try this recipe. I’ve always enjoyed eating but disliked making cinnamon rolls, so this was very appealing alternative. I had pretty good results but it was too sweet for me. I think I’ll try to reduce the sugar and see how it turns out. I’m going to try to cut the butter in half also. My globs of cinnamon were probably too big so I will make them smaller. I think this is a great recipe pretty simple just for me needs a few tweaks. When I get it down pat I’m going to try to incorporate maple into the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  9. It’s in the oven as I type, but now I’m wondering if I should have reduced the oven temp to 325 because I’m using a glass dish 🙂

    We shall see!

      1. Well, I let it cook longer because I did reduce the temp to 325 at about halfway and probably shouldn’t have. It’s for hubby’s birthday, so we haven’t cut into it, but I can tell you it doesn’t look like yours, lol! I’ll make a note to use the 350 all the way through, thanks.

  10. 5 stars
    Oh my! This is so delicious! After I tasted it, I told my husband to take the rest of the cake to work with him otherwise I will eat the whole thing 🙂

  11. 5 stars
    Just made this!! Very tasty!! I halved the recipe because with the two of us we didn’t need all of it. I will make again.

  12. Recently, I saw a recipe for putting tortilla wraps in a muffin tin, and topping them with chicken and cheese. Did I see that recipe here? My computer was down and I wasn’t able to print it. I love your site!

  13. 5 stars
    I so love when I get a craving for something sweet and I have all the ingredients in the kitchen without having to go out. This cake is an absolute HIT!!!

  14. 5 stars
    This cake is a new family favourite in my house too! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I hope you won’t mind me sharing a Britished-up version (weights rather than cups) on my blog. I will of course link back to your original recipe.

    1. I hope you can, as I know that US and UK measures can vary. Also, I’m not well acquainted with the old imperial measures.

  15. Since I saw these on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, they have been on my mind! I have made cinnamon rolls once since being married, but the amount of work was a bit daunting (especially since I’m not a morning person!). This is such a fabulous idea! I’m making these this afternoon for a mom’s group tomorrow- thanks so much for the idea!

  16. I am currently on the fence. I just cut thru this and anywhere there was the brown part it’s soggy as… And so as soon as I am done, I am going to throw it back in the oven and hope for the best, but I can honestly see myself throwing this in the garbage or eating around the brown. I am wondering if this much butter is necessary? It seems excessive somehow and I can’t understand why the white is cooked and the brown is nearly ruining the cake. Of course it tastes good, but I probably shouldn’t have tried it with it being so gooey. Sigh.

  17. 5 stars
    You definitely don’t want to over swirl. If you do, like I did, you will have to add on some extra time. Still yummy and would make again. Thanks for the great recipe..

  18. I am making this right now. However, I added an additional 10 minutes and it still isn’t done. Has this happened to anyone else? Thank you!

  19. It´s in the oven! Smells great, but its taking longer than 30 minutes…. i´m adding another 10 minutes or so because its still runny in the middle. I’ll take a bite in a few! Will let you know how it turns out! =)

    1. OH MY GOD!!! This is sooooo DELICIOUS!!! my mom and grandma loved it and i know everyone else too!! Thank you so much, it’s so easy to make and it tastes great!

  20. I was wondering do you use self rising or plain flour. I think someone already asked this question , but did not see the answer. Can’t wait to fix this 🙂

  21. Hi I was wondering if you could substitute the butter with margarine. I can’t wait to make this! It looks so yummy!! 🙂

  22. 5 stars
    Did it twice in 4 days…… Enough said hahaha. Everyone LOVES IT! I took it out of the oven 2 hours ago and im afraid its not gonna last through the night!
    Great recipe! A billion stars!!!

  23. Getting ready to make this today. Questions: 1) reading comments, so me are saying “don’t over swirl” what does that mean?? 2) in measuring flour I typically use a spoon to scoop the floor into a measuring cup – should I do same for this recipe or do you just put your measuring cup straight in a scoop up – I think it makes a slight diff ??

    Has anyone tried cutting back on the sugar and buttuer? If so, what amounts did you use?

    Thanks – this is worth trying for sure since I LOVE cinnamon rolls! Will post when its all done!

  24. 5 stars
    So I made the cake and it is VERY good! Perfect with a hot cup of coffee. I made a couple of mistakes – 1) of adding one too many Tablespoons of cinnamon, but really, I love cinnamon so it was a good mistake (lol) and 2) I didn’t measure the powdered sugar – tried eyeballing the two cups, but clearly it wasn’t enough. The glaze wasn’t thick enough like your photo but i think its still amazing.

    This one is a keeper.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  25. If a recipe calls for baking powder and salt then the flour is all purpose. Self rising already has those ingredients in it.. If you’d like to substitute self rising for all purpose omit the baking powder and salt.

  26. hi… i made this cake because it looked really good in the pics its still in the oven cant wait to eat it but it does take along time in the oven and because of the brown sugar it is really brown on the top i guess its my first time but to get it perfect i will make it again thanks!

  27. 5 stars
    I made this for a friend’s birthday and doubled for our family to try! My kids had a nice treat when they got home from school. They loved it so much that they asked for more and wanted to call that dinner.

    1. LOL! I LOVE it!! It’s definitely a quick and easy alternate to real cinnamon rolls. SO glad it was a hit with the family. 😀

  28. 5 stars
    I’m not even sure how I came across your blog and this recipe, but my Sunday brunch crew thanks you! It took just a few minutes to put together and was absolutely amazing. I’d recommend this recipe for a brunch potluck or for a family get-together on a holiday morning.

  29. I seemed to have a problem with the end product being underdone as well. It tasty good, but gooey. Is that supposed to be the end result?

    1. I’ve made this several times and it has always had a coffee cake consistency. I would bake it a little longer. Sorry about that.

  30. 5 stars
    Just wanted to say that this cake is ridiculously delicious.! I added 1/2 cup of blanched dark raisins and baked it in a glass dish for 32 minutes and it turned out perfect. Keep the fabulous recipes coming 🙂

  31. Hi, just wanted to say happened upon your site by chance but love the look and many recipes as well. The only thing I would request is (a) offer a larger font size for print purposes and (b) in your recipes page change your font colour to something darker in order to be able to see it as the contrast is pretty light and also very small font size. Other than that I love your site .Thank you so much, I’ll be back again.

  32. OMG!!!! its 9:42 at night, and im thinking about cancelling my nightlife plans to go to the store pick up what i need to make these. I would LOVE to have this with my coffee in the morning.

  33. 5 stars
    This cake is amazing! My kids and husband loved it. Will be making again for sure.Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  34. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made this for a girl’s night last week and oh my goodness everybody loved it. Especially my little girl, whom I am making it for AGAIN today, per her request =D this is going to be my new go to dessert recipe

  35. I have made this and it was delicious. However, my questions is can you make this in a smaller size pan?

  36. 5 stars
    This is literally the best cinnamon bun cake I have ever had. I have made this about 3 times now and everyone I serve it to thinks it is absolutely delicious and so do I. I just wish it wasn’t so bad for you lol!

    1. I’m right there with you, Calindy!! SO good but NOT so good for you. I’m making it today, though. 😉 Whoops!

  37. 5 stars
    Ok…your pictures are awesome! So much so, that I got up and made this dish this morning for my boys! SCORE! Loved it! Thanks for posting. This one made my SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS board on #pinterest! =)

    1. YAY!! SO glad you liked the cake. I hope it quickly becomes a family favorite! With all that better, how could it now? 😉

  38. 5 stars
    Made this tonight & omg it is so good!!! I did have to cook about 10 minutes longer & it could have bern over stirring with the knife but otherwise best cake!! So moist & so yummy!! Thank you!!

    1. Hi Teri! I made it last night too, and it was gone in minutes! So glad you guys liked it. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  39. 5 stars
    This recipe is divine! The cake is so soft and buttery and with just the perfect amount of cinnamon! I cannot thank you enough for the recipe! I added a few tablespoons of cream cheese to the frosting for an added bonus flavor! Yum!

  40. 5 stars
    I tried this for the first time (of many to come) this morning. I split it into two 8″ pans, one for breakfast and one for my husband’s work potluck. It was so delicious, the second pan barely made it to work! 🙂

  41. 5 stars
    Oh, my goodness!! I baked this late this morning. I ate this for lunch instead of the gumbo I prepared for today. My taste buds were excited – cake and cinnamon rolls all in one!!!! After reading the reviews the other night, I was a little concerned about over swirling and too much butter. Everything came out perfect! I didn’t have any problems. My family enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. I’m so glad it turned out perfect. We made it this week too and I couldn’t stop eating it – it is seriously SOOO addictive!

  42. 5 stars
    I usually cant make a cake to save my life but this was a huge success
    My only issue was spreading the topping evenly enough for it to bake consistently
    so! today Im going to try this as cupcakes.

  43. 5 stars
    This recipe is to die for good!! I had it over the weekend at a friends house, so of course I had to make it for my family today.

  44. Could I prepare this the night before, leave it it the fridge, and cook it it the morning? I’d love to make this, but I’m short on time with company! 🙂

  45. 5 stars
    I have made this twice. I used the ingredients as written and baked it exactly 32 minutes, as directed. It was perfect. We love it. I believe the trick is in the swirling method. I let the knife only sink about an inch in the batter, so that the topping stays mostly on top. When checking for doneness, I inserted the toothpick in a place where there is only cake, without topping. I am cooking for two, so there was a lot. I froze individual servings for breakfasts later. It freezes well. Thank you for this amazing recipe.

  46. 5 stars
    I took this to a church potluck and had tons of requests for the recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  47. Wow, nice job on those swirls. I would probably mess them up but somehow, I don’t think it would matter. Beautiful work overall!

  48. 5 stars
    Love this cake. Have made it just as instructed and the second time I halved the recipe and made muffins. Yum

  49. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness!!! This is wonderful! Made this for breakfast this morning and it was delicious!

    Thank you so much for all of the wonderful recipes. Love your website!

    1. Hi Mitzi! SO glad you like the cinnamon roll cake – it’s one we make very often since everyone loves it. Hope you can find more recipes and crafts here you like. 🙂

  50. Can you please clarify the amount of butter used in this recipe. Butter is listed twice – 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup. I assume the 1/2 cup is used in the cake and the 3/4 cup is to be put in the topping………but then in the instructions you say add 1 cup butter to topping ingredients………can you please clarify this for me. It looks delicious and I want to make it for a new neighbor that will be moving across the street from me soon. Appreciate a quick response! Thanks!

    1. So sorry about that. There are two amounts… 1/2 cup butter melted for the batter and 3/4 cup softened for the topping. Just fixed the recipe. 😉

      1. Thanks Kristyn for the quick response and clarification…………I look forward to making this next week for my new neighbor………..I love your site……..all your recipes look amazing!!

      2. I made this today and used too much butter in the batter. The directions were not very clear.
        I have some butter sitting around the edges so we’ll see if it soaks in.

  51. I just wanted to take a minute to comment. First, thank you for sharing the recipe. It looks amazing. However, I was shocked at how sweet it is. If I make this again, I will probably cut the sugar in half across the board. (For the swirl, I will probably cut the entire batch in half). Some of my family (2 adults and 4 kids) wouldn’t even eat it. I also had to leave it in for longer (I don’t think I over-swirled), but that wasn’t a big issue. Seriously, thank you for sharing. I hope I can try again and make it work for us.

  52. Quick question: if there is no cinnamon in the batter and the swirl does not go far into the bread, how can I get yummy cinnamon towards the bottom (like the picture)? Thanks!

  53. 5 stars
    I tired this recipe and it was awesome … tasted so good!!!!! thanks for posting .
    Hey i was wondering if i could take this recipe and post it on if thats ok with you

  54. I Like your Recipe it is the bum you hit the nail right on the head with that super recipe keep up the good cooking you have it going on I would to have been sitting right beside your smiling face daughter smiing right along with her my self check this out( got milk)how about that…god bless you and your Family have a bless day

  55. 5 stars
    I love this cake. i made it and now my entire family thinks I can cook/bake. I made this on wed and by wed night i had three family members requesting that i make them one ASAP. Thank you soooooo much for this recipe.

  56. 5 stars
    I just made this recipe……. uhm, I really don’t have words to express how I feel, maybe OMG sums it up! I’ve never made cinnamon rolls but I have plenty of recipes pinned because, well, I LOVE THEM! My best friend makes homemade cinnamon rolls, as far as I know they are the only homemade ones I’ve ever had and they are to die for. There is one problem with me making her recipe, no matter how much free time I have I DON’T have the patience or the process, I mean make dough then wait and let it rise and something about an 4 or 8hr process… LOL, yeah right! So I stumbled upon your recipe here yesterday. I had to make it today! It’s a TOTAL & COMPLETE HIT with the entire 4 of us! OMG it’s to die for. Now that I’ve made this I am not sure I will ever attempt the longing process of real cinnamon rolls!

    Thank you sooooooooooo much for sharing this! Finding a recipe that will be made on the regular is kind of a challenge. Point for you 🙂 <3

    1. Your comment totally made my day! I, too, have never tried the long process of cinnamon rolls but my mom does it all the time. We LOVE this Cinnamon Roll Cake recipe and make it all the time, though. It’s our favorite and WAY simple. If you like this then you must also try these Cinnamon Roll Bites – They are delicious!!

      1. ooooh, bite sized pieces :O well I will definitely be making this one next, there are only 3 pieces left of this cake so it won’t be long before the bites hit the oven :P… I will let you know on that recipe how it goes 🙂 Btw, I LOVE you read all your replies!

        1. LOL. I try to read them all, but I do miss a few every once in a while. Let me know what you think of the Cinnamon Bites. They are SOOO good and really quick to make. 😉 Merry Christmas!!

  57. My mom and I have been trying to figure out how to make gluten free cinnamon roles. The results have not been fabulous.

  58. 5 stars
    I might have over-swirled also because this took a lot longer to bake than 32 minutes. But it is delicious! It’s definitely difficult to know when to take it out. Hey maybe I under swirled! 🙂

    1. Sorry you had problems with this. Every oven is different so I would just bake for the suggested time and the middle still looks unbaked and jiggles a bit, I would bake for a little longer. 😉

  59. 5 stars
    Very tasty and very easy to make. I had my oven on top and bottom heat and had the cake in for 50 minutes. I also topped it with cream cheese frosting. This recipe makes 12 big pieces and since I don’t eat sugar on a regular basis (I had made this for dinner with friends along with two other sweets) there was a lot left over so I put them in the freezer. 😉

  60. 5 stars
    We made this today and it was delicious. We added cinamon 1 tbsp to the icing and the kids raved about the extra flavor. Thanks for sharing.

  61. I made this cake and used too much butter in the batter. The ingredient list make it a little confusing. We’ll see how it turns out. Smells good!

  62. This recipe looks soo good I’m excited to make it! But I was wondering how much butter was melted in grams?

  63. 5 stars
    Tried this morning and it tasted great! The only thing is the cake batter turned out a bit thick. Also the cinnamon brown sugar mixture stayed on top instead of mixed inside the cake. How do you get the cake batter to be more of a fluid consistency, and how does the brown sugar mixture get to the bottom and middle of the cake?

  64. Hi there, this looks amazing but I am in the UK, do you happen to know the measurements in grams? Many thanks

  65. Hi I live in Glasgow, Scotland and I am looking forward to making this yummy cake however I am not sure about the flour you use? You say flour would I be right in saying that this is plain flour as we know it because you are using baking powder?

    Thank you Audrey

    1. Hi Audrey!! So COOL that you are from Scotland – it’s my favorite accent of all the languages and home of my favorite actor, James McAvoy! 😉 And yes, it’s all-purpose flour. You’ll have to let me know how it turns out. 😉

  66. 5 stars
    My hubbies favorite dessert is cinnamon rolls but I am definitely not the cinnamon roll making time. But when I found this recipe I knew I had to make it for him. He was at work and told me he was craving cinnamon rolls so I whipped this up and had it for dessert for him. He said it is better than regular cinnamon rolls cause he likes the thickness of the cake, or as he calls it, the meat part of the cake lol.

    So if you are looking for an alternative to making cinnamon rolls, you should try this. I followed the recipe to a “t” and it came out perfect.

    Thanks for the great recipe.

    1. That makes me so happy, Lovada!! This is still my “go to” cinnamon treat recipe that I make. Everyone loves it and it’s easier than cinnamon rolls. 😉

  67. 5 stars
    I pinned this two years ago and haven’t made it yet. I just made this to bring for work tomorrow. Followed the directions exactly and it turned out absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for a cinnamon rolls recipe, without all the work of cinnamon rolls!

    1. YAY!!! I’m so happy to hear that, Alisha!! It’s definitely a favorite at our house too. Hope you can find even more recipes from the site that you like. 🙂

  68. 5 stars
    Just finished a piece, the cake reminded me of bisquick, next time I will add more milk as a few mentioned because the batter was very thick. Otherwise, hubby is on second piece 🙂

  69. Just made this (its 11 pm)! We are snowed in and I was “bored”. I did add an additional 10 minutes (over-mixer here). Two questions. 1. Did you use dark brown sugar? I used light. 2. The cake was a little crumbly. Was it because I sliced it before letting it cool a little or should I cut the cooking time next time? Thanks. I feel sososo fat now.

  70. We have a egg allergy in our house! What can we use as a replacement?? I’d love to make this for my family! Also would soy milk work as a replacement of milk?

  71. 5 stars
    Made your cinnamon bun cake and my family loved it. Im not a good cook but your recipe was easy to follow and tastes great. First time ive made a desert from scratch. Usually just buy a box of something. Thank you very much.

    1. Oh, I’m so glad!! I’m sure you could make a lot more than you think!! Thanks for letting me know!

  72. Hi. I just made this cake and was wondering if it’s supposed to be light and airy or dense because I just made this and it was dense and a little on the dry side. Do you have any ideas as to what I may have done wrong? I’ve been cooking for 30 years but am just a recipe follower.

  73. 5 stars
    Wow!!!! Just threw this together and it came out perfect. I accidentally melted the butter for the cinnamon part, and it still came out perfect. It’s almost gone. Thanks for the recipe!

  74. I’m attempting this today. You might Want to add powdered sugar to the ingredient list if it’s not there I almost didn’t buy any and then decided to read recipe too nonjudt the ingredient list when I was in the store. Thanks for sharing.

  75. Hi Kristyn,
    I wonder on the Cinnamon Roll Cake recipe how to adjust the baking time or even temperature to do loaf pans or smaller cakes for gift giving?? Any advice?

    1. I haven’t tried making this in smaller pans, so I don’t know an exact amount. I’m guessing the temp would stay the same, as long as they are the same type of pan as your 9×13 and I would say that they’ll cook a little longer, since it is in smaller pans. I would just keep checking once you’ve hit that 32 minutes and add a couple every time? I’m sorry, I wish I knew better. Let me know how long they end up baking for and we’ll pass that along. Thanks!!

  76. I would lyk to know in cinnamon roll cake how three cups flour with only half cup of butter thank u reply me as soon as possible

  77. I have some cream cheese frosting left over from a cake I made the other day. Do you think it would taste ok if I used that as frosting on top of this cake? 🙂

    1. I am sure it would, though I have not tried myself, since the glaze gives it a nice touch. Cream cheese frosting is an added bonus! Hope you like it!

  78. 5 stars
    I’ve made this cake TONS of times, and I absolutely love it. I have one issue, though. Every time I make it, the cinnamon mixture seems to transfer from the top of the batter to the bottom. The cake still has amazing flavor, but if you want any cinnamon taste you have to scrape the bottom of the dish pretty good.

    1. It does sink and kind of goes throughout the whole cake, but some should be on top. I’m not sure why it would all sink to the bottom. I’m glad you like it though! I wish I could answer your problem!

  79. 5 stars
    I made the Cinnamon Roll cake this morning and decided, with gusto, IT’S A KEEPER!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  80. I wanted to know would this be ok to make the night before and throw back in the oven the next morning to warm up or would it be dryer

    1. You know, I haven’t tried. If anything, I would make it, but not bake it, until you are ready for it, then top with the glaze. I hope that helps 🙂

  81. 5 stars
    Well I forgot to put the ingredient that is so important it is in the title! You guessed it, I forgot the cinnamon!
    I enriched the glaze with cinnamon and maple syrup on a desperate attempt to give it more flavor!
    It came out great , a bit bready but super soft with a crispy top. Amazing cake Kristyn , thanks you! I will be making it again!

  82. 5 stars
    LOVE IT! I made it last night for my office today, and it was a smash. The only thing I did differently was I added Cream Cheese to my icing…….Awesome! I will totally make this again.

  83. Do you think I could make these as cupcakes? I want to be able to share this at school and I feel it may be easier to share, but I don’t know if that will mess with the cake.

    1. Honestly, I haven’t tried. I’m not quite sure how those would work. You could always double the recipe, make the cake & pour the other half in cupcake liners, to see how’d they turn out?? I’d love to know! Good luck!

  84. 5 stars
    I thoroughly enjoyed making the cake and it turned out well for my first time. I didn’t get the swirl right. I made dinner for some students that I advise. I hope to make it again and get the swirl right this time.

    1. Thank you for giving it a try!! You’ll get it right 🙂 Mine wasn’t perfect the first time & it usually comes out different every time.

  85. 5 stars
    I made this over the weekend. It is truly amazing. I should have swirled the filling in better to reach the bottom, but it was stil great. I did not have any vegetable oil so I used all butter…extra delicious!! Eat it warm. Still good cool, but better warm.

  86. This looks wonderful! What is the best way to make in advance and reheat without drying it out?

    I thought about making just the cake part and heating it up on low in the oven and also adding the topping just before serving. Would this work? Thanks.

    1. That should work 🙂 It doesn’t have to be served warm. When I make it for functions, I will make the morning of, cover, then serve later. But, really it’s up to you.

  87. 5 stars
    Okay, this is my first ever feedback for a recipe, but this recipe deserves it. It is a total understatement to say this cake is delicious. I served it yesterday at a get together, and it was a landslide smash hit. I got sooooo many positive responses it was unbelievable (even from the pickiest dessert eaters). All I could hear once it was served was children chanting “this is, yummy this is yummy.” One boy said to his mom, “this is the best cake I ever had in my life.” It goes without saying that I will make it every chance I get. So easy (I screwed up several steps while rushing and still turned out to be gold). Thanks for this awesome recipe 🙂

    1. That makes me so happy to hear! It is always a hit! I am so glad you tried it! Thank you for letting me know!

  88. Hi there.

    I have my little boy’s 2nd birthday this sunday and want to move away from traditional birthday cake. Want to make brownie muffins, and something cinnamonny.

    Do you think your cinnamon roll cake will work if I make it in the shape of cupcakes? I’m sure I’ll need to adjust the bake time? I’m going to give it a try… Holding thumbs it’s going to work!

    If by any chance you see this before saturday, please give me some tips.

    1. How did they turn out? I hope they were good! I haven’t tried these as cupcakes, so I’d love to know!

      1. 5 stars
        It was quite an adventure… the paper cupcake cups made it hard to swirl the cinnamon mix in properly so it bubbled out while baking – causing a lot of smoke. LOL. After that the papers were stuck to the cake and I let them sit overnight and managed to remove the paper cups the following day. Apart from that they tasted great!

        Next time I won’t use paper cups!
        Thanks everyone loved them!

        1. Well, I guess we know now 🙂 Thank you so much for letting me know! Glad everyone loved them!

  89. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe for years now and we love it so much! Everyone I’ve given it to loves it as well. However, I came back to this recipe today and I can’t seem to find the flour measurement in the cake recipe! Did it just disappear? Is it just me?! Is it 3 cups? You’d think I’d have it memorized by now, I’ve made it so often. I’m going to just guess and use 3 cups and hope it’s the correct amount!

  90. This was very easy to prepare but the glaze is more like a buttercream or a icing texture. I followed the direction and I just want to know if it’s supposed to never like that.

    1. It’s supposed to be more like a glaze, not thick. I would add more milk until it’s the right consistency. Hope that helps!

  91. 5 stars
    Oooooh.. My love for cinnamon! WIll definitely try this recipe!!!! Thanks for sharing. Keep posting more cinnamon cake! 🙂

  92. 5 stars
    Very delicious! Easy to makE! It was perfect! I wanted cinnamon rolls but didn’t feel like spending the time to make them.

  93. 5 stars
    This cake was divine! Everyone loved it. It was a mix between a streusel cakE and a cinnamon roll but way easier than all the rolling out anx waiting for them to rise. I coukd eat this everyday!

  94. 5 stars
    I love this Easy recipe and the kids love it too. I have made this a few times Since it comes together so qUickly. It is so nice Served warm with a tall glass of milk. It was an Easy, sweet addition to our christmas brunch spread. I had a craving for something Sweet and warm lAst Night and whipped this up and enjoyed a little with my family before bedtime. I just shared the recipe with my friend and figured i would stop and rate/review the recipe since i use it often enough. Thank you!

    1. I appreciate that!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe 🙂 I am so glad you like it, as much as we do!

  95. thank you so much for this delicious recipe. Cooked in glass pirex 9×13 cake dish for 33 minutes @ 350 in regular oven not convection, used margarine instead of butter because it’s what I had & it still turned out awesome!

  96. 5 stars

  97. 5 stars
    Amazing – KIDDOS & HUsbanh love this incredIble cake!!! Will be baking this one often! Thank you gor sharing! Yummy!

  98. I am planning on using just the cinnamon topping with my own personal vanilla cake recipe. I hope it turns out well!! Will update tonight

    1. 5 stars
      The cinnamon topping was perfect, I didn’t even use half of it for my cake. I used my own personal vanilla cake recipe and then I drizzled a little of the cinnamon topping for each round cake and then swirled it. It did require my cake to cook a little longer, as some of the comments mentioned, but not enough to make me believe that my cake would burn. Thank you so much for this <3

  99. 5 stars
    i have tried this recipe before and it comes out to be the bestest one going to amke this again this weekend thanks for sharing such good recipe 🙂

  100. 4 stars
    This cake is really yummy. I gave it 4 stars because it did take a little longer to bake and the cinnamon part is still a little gooey inside. So it was hard to tell when the cake was actually done. Maybe it’s my fault? I think it’s tasty but my husband wasn’t a huge fan.

    1. Thank you for giving it a try 🙂 All ovens vary, so some may take longer than’s just so hard to know.

  101. 5 stars
    We love making this on the weekends & for get togethers! Everyone always loves it & asks for the recipe. It’s so soft & has the perfect cinnamon flavor & love the glaze!

  102. 5 stars
    I made three changes to the recipe to save some major calories: 1. I used erythritol instead of sugar, 2. I used Greek yogurt instead of butter, and 3. I skipped the glaze. This way, one large slice came out to only 154 kCal.
    My low-calorie hacks don’t work all the time, but I gotta tell you, even this way, this cake is TO DIE FOR. It is amazing. It is Chewy and soft, and I really could have eaten the whole thing.
    If there is anyone reading the comments who is afraid to use some low/no-cal substitutions in this recipe, I am here to tell you: you can go right ahead. This recipe is bulletproof. I will definitely make this again and again.
    Thank you from Hungary. 🙂

  103. 5 stars
    I made this with half almond flour and half all purpose since I ran out of flour. It had a nutty flavor that made it taste like apple fritter. It was a hit. Thanks for sharing.

  104. Dying to try this, but all i have right now is cake flour. do you think it would suffice? a similar question was asked before but i’m afraid it might have been missed. would really appreciate a response~! ♥

  105. 5 stars
    Made this two Nights ago. While it was too sweet for me i stIll eNjoyed it. Ate about a quarter of it and i froze the rest. I find the reCIpe was really easy to follow along and Not alot of steps. Will defiNitEly make again With a little less sugar In the cInnamon mix.

  106. 5 stars
    Amazing! Tastes better then any youd buy at a store! The cinnamon topping was crisp and the cake was fluffy. Absolutely fabulous!

  107. 5 stars
    We love this cake and have made it often. The only thing we changed was spreading 1/2 of the batter in the bottom of the pan, placing the cinnamon mixture over that batter and then adding the second 1/2 batter over the top and stirring with a knife. This gives the bottom half of the cake the cinnamon mix as well as the top.

  108. 5 stars
    This cake is delIcious! EAsy to follow instructions, bakes for 28 mins, and, you have Yourself a warm drizzled cinnamon flavor bursting in your mouth. Ive made it three times this week to deliver to friends. TheY were verY happy. Thanks

    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 amazing! Seriously the best thing I’ve ever made. Now my go-to party pleaser! Thank you for this recipe!

  109. 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!

  110. 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

  111. 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!! )

  112. 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!

  113. 5 stars
    Love this cake! So moist and delicious with the perfect amount of cinnamon! We make this every Christmas as a family.

  114. 5 stars
    One of the very best treat recipes if you really love cinnamon rolls. This comes together very fast so you don’t have to wait!! It is truly the best

    1. If you heat it up in individual portions in the microwave for just a few seconds, it should still taste delish and not be completely melted.

  115. 5 stars
    I LOVE this recipe!! I have made it several times and it’s always a hit. I was wondering if you could put it together the night before and bake it the next morning? Or bake it the night before and reheat in oven the next morning? Thanks so much! 😃

  116. So sorry it didn’t work out. I’ve had so many people make this and not have a problem. Not sure what happened, but I would try it one more time. 🙁

  117. 5 stars
    Alyssa, I have made this recipe many times and it always turns out wonderful. Go over your ingredients again. Did you use 3 cups of all purpose flour? 4 tsp baking powder, not soda. Take your time making this, it’s well worth the effort. I am 75 years old; we have company often and this is always for breakfast, along with fresh fruit. People ask me to make this all the time. One is in the oven right now and I’m making another for the freezer. (Cut in half, wrap in foil, then slip in freezer bag. Lasts a couple of months). Don’t give up on this recipe, it’s a keeper.

  118. Brenda is wrong! this is great, got an offer of marriage the first time i made this for work! made it for the second time tonight for guests who are coming tomorrow 🙂

  119. 5 stars
    This cake is perfection! The batter was a bit stiff so I added a bit more milk. Cooked a tad longer, no biggie; everyone’s oven is different. I have a second one in oven with raisins. As well, I forgot to put the glaze on top and I think we will leave it that way. Not too sweet 🙂

  120. 5 stars
    I have made this before and loved it!! Would I be able to prepare it the night before and cook it the next day? Thanks so much!

  121. I haven’t tried that before, but it may work! Not sure if the texture of the cake would be different having the baking powder sitting overnight in the batter, but it might be totally fine? Another option is to bake the cake the night before and then warm it up in the oven the next day. After warming, put on the fresh glaze and serve warm. You’ll have to let us know what you end up doing and how it turns out!