Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake

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Cinnamon Roll Cake is a cinnamon roll turned into a gooey gooey delicious cake! Swirled with buttery brown sugar cinnamon and topped with a glaze… this is the BEST cake EVER!

We love all things cinnamon roll at our house! You should also try: Quick 45 minute Cinnamon RollsCinnamon Roll Cupcakes, and Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal!

Cinnamon roll cake on a white plate.

CINNAMON ROLL CAKE

This cinnamon roll cake first made its debut on the blog in 2012. One of the first and BEST recipes here on the blog. But the pictures just weren’t doing it any justice. An gooey gooey Cinnabon cinnamon roll turned into a cake!? You know this HAS to be good! The best part is every time I make it, I have all of the ingredients on hand. This is a warm cake that gets swirled with buttery cinnamon brown sugar and baked to perfection. You put the glaze on the warm cake and it seeps into the brown sugar. I am telling you, this cake is to die for. We make it all of the time as a family and my kids beg me for it all of the time. We serve it right out of the oven and it is gone in a matter of minutes!

HOW DO YOU MAKE CINNAMON ROLL CAKE?

  • With an electric mixer or stand mixer, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once that is combined, you slowly stir in 4 T melted butter. Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 inch pan.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts if you are using them. Drop evenly over the cake better in your 9×13 inch pan. Use a knife to marble and swirl over the cake.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center.
  • Make the glaze by adding the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to a medium sized bowl. Whisk until smooth and drizzle over warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Two photos beside each other with the batter mixed together.

CAN I ADD NUTS TO MY CAKE?

The recipe has an option to add nuts with the butter cinnamon brown sugar mixture. You can add chopped pecans or even walnuts for an even better cake!

HOW DO I TELL IF THE CAKE IS DONE?

Stick a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean it is done. The cake will be slightly brown and the edges will slightly pull away from the sides.

Up close photo of the cinnamon roll cake baked.

Watch the video below to see how the cake is made!

Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake

4.74 from 19 votes
Cinnamon Roll Cake is a cinnamon roll turned into an gooey gooey delicious cake! Swirled with buttery brown sugar cinnamon and topped with a glaze… this is the BEST cake EVER!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 16

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 T butter melted
  • 2 sticks 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • cups nuts optional

Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 T milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer or stand mixer, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once that is combined, you slowly stir in 4 T melted butter. Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 inch pan.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts if you are using them. Drop evenly over the cake better in your 9×13 inch pan. Use a knife to marble and swirl over the cake.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center.
  • Make the glaze by adding the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to a medium sized bowl. Whisk until smooth and drizzle over warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Nutrition

Serves: 16

Calories334kcal (17%)Carbohydrates63g (21%)Protein5g (10%)Fat8g (12%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Cholesterol31mg (10%)Sodium88mg (4%)Potassium248mg (7%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar42g (47%)Vitamin A160IU (3%)Calcium112mg (11%)Iron1.6mg (9%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnabon cinnamon roll cake, cinnamon roll cake
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Do you put 2 tsp of vanilla flavoring in the cake mix and another tsp in the glaze for a tototal of 3 for the whole cake?

    1. Yes, you can freeze this cake for 1 month. Simply, place in an airtight container or plastic bag. When ready to reheat, thaw in the refrigerator or counter overnight. You can also reheat in the oven frozen at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until warmed up.

      1. 5 stars
        Hi Alyssa! My husband was craving for Cinnabon and I’ve been waiting to try your recipe. It was so easy to make, moist and delicious too! We loved it and it’s a perfect winter dessert😋💗Thank you for sharing such a fab recipe.

  2. Made for the first time and it is so good. Question should I put this in the fridge because it has milk for the icing?

  3. 5 stars
    Super delicious!! I’ve made this several times…I usually bake it in glass pan and have a gas oven. At 350°, it takes about 38-40 to bake and have the toothpick come out partially clean.

    1. Thank you for this! I’m making it in a glass pan too & “thought 25 min is NOT enough” 😆. I’ll keep it baking & look forward to the end result!!

  4. This is the first time I review your recepie. I do a lot of your recepies love them always well explained, I am French so I have a little hard time sometimes but your blog is fantastic. I made the cake today and came out great and so good, I also made one of your other recepies the vegetarian enchiladas also excellent

  5. The brown sugar mixture was too thick, what is the best way to thin it so I could actually spread and marble it around?

  6. Hi, I’m due to make snacks for my 87 year old dad’s Sunday School class next week. I would like to make your blueberry crumb cake and this cinnabon cake. However, I plan to cut the Cinnabon recipe in half and bake in 9×9 pan. Do you think this will affect the recipe? How long should I bake it? Thanks, love your recipes!

    1. It should still be okay. You can always make the full recipe and cut the cake ahead of time saving some slices in the refrigerator or freezing them for later.

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