Everything you love about cinnamon rolls is in this Cinnamon Roll Cake. Each bite has swirls of cinnamon topped with the best glaze. It is amazing.

A bite of the Cinnamon Roll Cake on a Silver Fork
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This homemade cinnamon roll cake recipe is a fun and delicious twist on the traditional coffee cake. It is loaded with all things that cinnamon roll fans will enjoy.

This Cinnamon roll cake is the perfect excuse to serve it for breakfast, brunch or anytime in between. It is perfect with a hot cup of coffee. It is so decadent and amazing.

If you love this cake recipe, make sure to check out some of our other favorite cake recipes. Crack Cake Recipe, White Texas Sheet Cake and Snickers Cake are perfect for any occasion.

Why Make this Cinnamon Cake:

The cake batter is really easy to make and the cinnamon filling is the best. The glaze gets into every crevice of the warm cake for a really delicious dessert.

I think you will definitely add this to your list of family favorites. It is so decadent and amazing.

My kids think its the best thing ever and love having it for breakfast. This is often what they request for their special birthday breakfast. It is that good.

A piece of the cinnamon roll cake on a white plate with a cup of coffee behind it



  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Melted Butter



  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla

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How to Make Glaze:

This easy cinnamon roll cake recipe is even better with the homemade glaze. Combine the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl. If you want the glaze to be thicker, just add more powdered sugar.

Make sure to drizzle on the cake right after removing from the oven.

Step by Step Instructions:

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating, get your pan ready and spray with cooking spray.

combining the cake ingredients in a bowl

Step 2 – In a large mixing bowl and mix everything together for the ingredients of the cake. Make sure the softened butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon are mixed thoroughly.

pouring the cake batter in a baking dish

Step 3 – Once everything is combined well, pour into the baking ban.

Mixing the cinnamon swirl in a bowl

Step 4 – Make the cinnamon topping in a small bowl. Put all of the ingredients inside and combine.

Scooping the cinnamon mixture with a spoon

Step 5 – Scoop a spoonful of the cinnamon mixture to drop on the cake batter.

Dropping the cinnamon mixture on the cake

Step 6 – Drop the spoonful on the cake batter.

Swirling the cinnamon mixture into the cake batter

Step 7 – Use a knife and swirl the topping all over the cake back and forth.

Baked Cinnamon Cake

Step 8 – Finally, bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Cinnamon Cake with a glaze on top

Step 9 – When the cake comes out of the oven, drizzle the glaze all over the warm cake.

Recipe Tips:

  • Cinnamon Swirls – Don’t worry if your cinnamon mixture is thick. It will still swirl. Be mindful to place your knife all the way into the batter when swirling. This will ensure the cinnamon gets all through the cake from top to bottom.
  • Adding Glaze – Make sure the cake is warm when you add the glaze. Don’t let it cool. It is best to do this warm and it soaks into the cake and makes it really taste like cinnamon rolls.
  • Adding Frosting – Try using cream cheese frosting instead of the glaze. This is another tasty option to try if you love cinnamon rolls.
  • Combining Ingredients – You can combine the ingredients with a stand mixer or a hand held mixer in a large bowl.
Close up picture of a piece of the cinnamon roll cake on a white plate

Can I use a Box Cake Mix?

Yes, you can. We have done this in a pinch and it turned out good. I don’t think it is quite as good as homemade but very close and we all enjoyed it.

You will need a white cake mix and any ingredients the box calls for. Mix this up and pour into the baking pan. Add the cinnamon topping just like normal. Bake and add the glaze after.

It’s pretty easy.

The cinnamon roll cake in a baking pan with piece cut out of the cake.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Tell When Cake is Done:

Bake cake for about 30 minutes. To ensure cake is finished cooking, if toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean, then cake is finished cooking.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store leftovers after cake is warm or at room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and leave on the counter. Leftovers will last about 3 days.

Can you Freeze?

Yes, if you prefer you can freeze this cake in individual servings or as a whole cake. Make sure to cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and it will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

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Cinnamon Roll Cake

4.78 from 9 votes
Everything you love about cinnamon rolls is in this cinnamon roll cake. Each bite has swirls of cinnamon topped with the best glaze.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 355


  • Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non stick spray.
  • Mix everything together for the ingredients of the cake in a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • For the topping, mix all of the ingredients well in a small bowl.
  • Drop spoonfuls of topping on the batter and then swirl it with a knife.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Drizzle glaze over warm cake. (You can reduce the glaze and the cake would still be yummy.)

Nutrition Facts

Calories 355kcal, Carbohydrates 59g, Protein 5g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 54mg, Sodium 297mg, Potassium 108mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 33g, Vitamin A 371IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 142mg, Iron 2mg

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