Easy Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

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This mouthwatering cinnamon roll cake smells and tastes amazing! Get the taste of a bakery-style cinnamon roll in a quick and easy cake recipe!

How To Make Cinnamon Roll CAKE

Do you love cinnamon rolls as much as I do? If you are a cinnamon lover, you will go crazy for this easy cinnamon roll cake!

Cinnamon Sugar Swirls Cake Like Cinnabon

If you ever made classic yeast cinnamon rolls, you know that they are pretty labor-intensive.  You have to knead the dough, wait for it to rise for hours, shape the dough into rolls, wait for them to rise again and then bake the cinnamon rolls and glaze them.  So what do you do if you have a craving for a good homemade cinnamon roll but don’t have the time to dedicate to making the yeast dough?  Make this quick and easy cinnamon roll cake!

Cinnamon Roll Cake Glaze

By the way, I also have a shortcut for classic cinnamon rolls – use a bread machine to make the dough! If you own a bread machine, check out my bread machine cinnamon rolls recipe.

Sliced Cinnamon Roll Cake

This cinnamon roll cake has amazing cinnamon sugar swirls and white glaze, just like traditional cinnamon rolls!  It is baked in a cake pan then cut into individual cinnamon roll squares! Grab a piece and enjoy the intense cinnamon sugar taste in your mouth!

Cinnamon Roll Cake

This recipe makes a huge 9×13 cinnamon roll cake and it disappears immediately! Everyone loves cinnamon rolls!

Cinnamon Roll Cake Cut Into Squares

How To Make Cinnamon Roll Cake

The cinnamon roll cake recipe consists of 3 parts: (1) cake itself (2) cinnamon swirls topping (3) icing.

Cinnamon Roll Cake Easy Recipe

Step 1: Make the cake batter

The cinnamon cake is an easy one-bowl recipe – just mix the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, milk, eggs, butter and vanilla in own bowl and pour into a greased rectangular 9×13 inch baking pan.

Cinnamon Roll Cake Batter

Step 2: Make the cinnamon swirls topping batter

Mix butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and flour in a bowl to make the cinnamon swirl topping.

Step 3: Drop the cinnamon topping on the cake

Using a tablespoon, drop the topping on the cake.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Step 4: Swirl the cinnamon topping

Using a knife, swirl the cinnamon topping throughout the cake batter.

Cinnamon Swirl Topping For Cinnamon Roll Cake

Step 5: Bake the cake

Bake the cinnamon roll cake for 40 minutes at 350F.

Freshly Baked Cinnamon Cake

Step 6: Make the glaze

While the cake is baking, make the glaze by mixing powdered sugar with milk and vanilla.

Step 7: Glaze the cake

Pour the glaze on a cinnamon roll cake, while it’s still hot and fresh out of the oven.

Glazed Cinnamon Roll Cake

If you like cinnamon roll cake, you will also love these other easy and delicious recipes:

Apple Cinnamon Bread – this sweet bread has real apple pieces and a huge burst of cinnamon flavor! Apples and cinnamon go so well together!

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread For The Bread Machine – amazing bakery-style cinnamon raisin bread recipe!

Cinnamon Rolls Bread Machine Recipe – homemade cinnamon rolls, they smell and taste so good!

Amish Baked Oatmeal – all cinnamon lovers will appreciate an extra teaspoon of cinnamon added!

Baked Cinnamon French Toast – mmmm, this baked french toast casserole looks so impressive and tastes amazing!

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Easy Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

This cinnamon roll cake is amazing! Taste like a moist cinnamon roll, so full of flavor! Super easy to make, satisfy your cinnamon roll craving today!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings


Cake batter

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter melted


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Make the cake batter

  • Put the eggs, milk, vanilla, melted butter and sugar in a bowl and mix until combined. Add the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder and mix until combined. Pour the batter into the baking dish.

Make the topping

  • Put butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl and mix until combined.

Add the topping to cake

  • Drop the topping evenly on top of the cake batter by a tablespoon. Use a knife to swirl the topping throughout the cake.

Bake the cake

  • Put the cinnamon roll cake in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

Glaze the cake

  • Mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to make the glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the warm cinnamon roll cake.
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  1. This was THE best ever quick cinnamon roll cake!! Made it this morning. It is so light and fluffy with just the right amount of cinnamon. My whole family loved it! Its a family favorite now for when I can’t spend 2 hours on regular cinnamon rolls. Thanks for sharing.

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