Cinnamon Roll Cake


Cinnamon Roll Cake is buttery, cinnamon cake with a vanilla glaze drizzled over the top. Serve it for brunch or dessert for an amazing treat!

Cinnamon Roll Cake is buttery, cinnamon cake with a vanilla glaze drizzled over the top. I ♥ Cinnamon Rolls and I ♥ Cake. Put those two together and this is what you’ll have my friends. This cake is absolutely delicious. It is buttery, cinnamony goodness. I was very surprised at how light and not too sweet it was, but then again I’ve never thought any dessert was too sweet, so don’t quote me on that.

This delicious cake would be perfect to serve for a brunch, and perfect to serve for breakfast on Christmas morning. Don’t wait until Christmas to try it though. Make this Cinnamon Roll Cake as soon as you can!


The taste of cinnamon rolls in cake form. This cake is great for breakfast, brunch or dessert!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Holly



  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick Butter, melted


  • 1 cup 2 sticks Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon


  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F°. Spray a 9×13-inch glass baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In an electric stand mixer add the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once combined, slowly stir in the melted butter. Pour mixture into the prepared 9×13 baking pan.
  • For topping, In a large bowl mix the 2 sticks of butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together until well combined and creamy. Drop evenly over the batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake.
  • Bake for 28-32 minutes or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out nearly clean.
  • FOR GLAZE: In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over the warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.



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Recipe Source: Picky Palate


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84 thoughts on “Cinnamon Roll Cake

  1. Holly,
    In the cake ingredients you did not list vanilla but in the cake instructions you did? Which is it? Thanks.(I know it’s in the glaze ingredients,I’m talking about the cake)

  2. I am SO glad I found your blog! I feel like I am bookmarking every single recipe you post…they all look so good! I love your taste in food 🙂

  3. Oh Wow Holls! This looks AMAZING!!!!! I too love cinnamon rolls and cannot wait to try this cake! You can bet that I will FOR SURE be making this one before christmas morning thats for sure!!!

  4. I just died and went to heave. Cinnamon heaven or cake heaven – I’m torn, but either way it’s amazing!!

    Thanks for your wonderful comment, I’m so glad to know such kind and wonderful people as you. Thanks Holly. 🙂 ~Megan

  5. would love to try this out with my daughter – she gets off summer school today and wants to do some baking with me 🙂 – I am pretty sure, it will be a hit in my home!

  6. I’m making this cake this morning to take to a “Woman’s World Cup Final” brunch. I’m sure it will be a big hit. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. This looks good, simple and yummy! This recipe would be perfect for my Cast Party Wednesday Link Party. Would you come over and share some of your tasty recipes with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  8. Hey Hollie, I know I already commented but I wanted to let you know that I made this cake recently for a work function and it was a HIT! So super delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Made this yesterday and it is even more delicious than it looks. I think I might even like it more than a cinnamon roll itself…? Thank you for a wonderful recipe that will be used hundreds of times in the years to come. Mmmmm I want some more now.

  10. Hi Holly, I made this tonight for a function tomorrow. So far itnlooks awesome and like your picture- that’s always a good sign. Can’t wait to eat it tomorrow 🙂 thank you

  11. i made this cake and it is the most moist flavorful cake ever. i cheated on the icing and i took a can of whipped cream cheese icing and melted in microwave and i drizzled it on the cake…yummo

  12. I made this last night and the entire 9×13 pan is almost gone this morning!!! SO good. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic recipe!!

  13. I made this cake today and I was disappointed.I did not care for the texture,I would have liked it alittle denser.It was too airy for lack of a better word.It seemed to fall apart.I followed the recipe exactly.One thing I wasn’t sure of was,was I supposed to just swirl the topping on the top or down through the cake?It did not look like the picture.

  14. Anonymous- sorry to hear it didn’t turn out. Bummer. Yes you were supposed to swirl the cinnamon filling throughout the cake, not just on the top of the batter.

  15. Hi Holly, I got referred to your blog from a friend. This cinnamon cake looks GREAT! I can’t wait to try it.

    I was checking out your “about” section and noticed you work for ENT doctors. I have a GREAT appreciation for them. I just had a horrible ear infection a few months ago (worst they’d seen), that they thought might be mastoiditis. 🙁 My ENT made that horrible pain go away, and now he’s my favorite 🙂

    Am enjoying your blog already! I’ll be back soon!


  16. I came across this recipe and made it tonight. It’s really yummy. I had to add and extra 20 mins to the baking time. Turned out really good!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  17. I have made a lot of cakes, but never left a recipe review before. I made this cake this morning and followed the instructions exactly as written. This recipe is definitely a keeper. My husband and I love it and I will definitely make it for friends and family.

  18. Came across this recipe last night and tried it this mo ning I love it and my family loves it thank you for posting will continue to follow.

  19. Made this tonight, however it did not look nothing like the picture and I followed the instructions to the T..
    Taste was okay, I’m assuming this pic was taken from another website cause it’s not the same cake..

    1. Sorry, but the picture you see here is the one I took when I first made this cake. Every single picture on my website are all mine. I don’t steal pictures from other websites, and I post the recipes exactly how I make them. We absolutely love this cake! Sorry it didn’t work out for you.

  20. I went through several similar recipes online looking for just the right one and this was it! Dense, moist, perfection! Love, love, love! Very easy to make also!

  21. I made this and it’s fantastic! Whenever I’m searching for something I will always decide on a Lofthouse recipe, and they’re always repeated in my house, especially the pancake recipe! Thanks a million!

  22. I am gluten intolerant and my husband is a diabetic so…I am going to try this with the
    gluten free flour and use sweetener. Hopefully it will work. I will let you how it turns out.

    1. Hi Jennifer! I have not tried freezing this cake yet. But if I did try I would bake first. Cool completely. Then cover tightly then store in freezer. 🙂

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