Easy Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe – Quick & Irresistible Dessert!

Welcome to your next dessert obsession: the Cinnamon Roll Cake. This recipe transforms the beloved flavors of a classic cinnamon roll into an easy-to-make cake that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re craving the warm, spicy aroma of cinnamon in the morning or looking for the perfect sweet treat to share with friends and family, this cake delivers in both taste and aroma. With a tender cake base, a rich cinnamon swirl, and a drizzle of sweet vanilla icing, every bite is a piece of heaven.

Why You’ll Love This Cinnamon Roll Cake

This Cinnamon Roll Cake is the answer to all your dessert dreams for several reasons. First, it’s incredibly easy to make, requiring simple ingredients and straightforward steps. No need for yeast or waiting for dough to rise. Plus, it’s versatile enough for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, making it a go-to recipe for any time of day. The combination of moist cake, gooey cinnamon filling, and rich glaze will satisfy your sweet tooth and make you the star of any gathering.



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Homemade Cinnamon Roll Cake

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12


This Homemade Cinnamon Roll Cake dessert has all the flavor of a cinnamon roll but in an easy cake with a vanilla icing drizzled on top!


For the cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted (slightly cooled)

For the cinnamon filling:

For the glaze


For the cake:

    • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I like the kind that has flour in it.) In a large bowl (or the bowl of your stand mixer), combine 3 cups all-purpose flour1 cup white granulated sugar4 teaspoons baking powder2 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 1 1/2 cups milk.
  • While your mixer is running, slowly add 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted. Mix just until combined (overmixing flour in baked goods can make it tough and rubbery.)
  • Spread this batter evenly into your prepared baking dish.

For the filling:

  • In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature1 cup packed light brown sugar2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour and 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon. Stir until combined well.
  • Drop the cinnamon filling by spoonfuls onto the cake batter.
  • Take a butter knife and make swirly, marble-effect patterns all around the cake. Drag the knife through both the cinnamon and cake batter.
  • Bake the cake for about 35-40 minutes (it took about 40 minutes in my oven), until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the glaze:

  • Whisk together 2 cups powdered sugar5 Tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl. If you want it thicker, add more powdered sugar and if you want it thinner, add more milk.
  • Pour the glaze over the warm cake. This cake can be served warm or at room temperature but I think it’s easier to slice if you allow it to cool first.


  • I think you could get away with only using one stick of butter in the cinnamon/sugar filling mixture.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes


  • Calories: 538kcal
  • Sugar: 56g
  • Fat: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 82g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g

This Easy Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe is more than just a dessert; it’s a celebration of flavors and textures that come together to create a truly memorable eating experience. Easy to make and even easier to love, it’s the perfect recipe for anyone looking to bring a touch of sweetness and warmth to their table. Give it a try, and watch as it becomes a new favorite among your go-to dessert recipes.

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