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Cinnamon Roll Cake

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With a soft cake, cinnamon filling, and sweet, light icing to top it all off, this cinnamon roll cake is a delicious dessert option.
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Table of Contents
  1. Cinnamon Roll Cake Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This easy recipe for cinnamon roll cake is just like everyone’s favorite gooey pastry baked to perfection in cake form. You will love the buttery cinnamon swirl and yummy two-ingredient sweet glaze.

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Cinnamon Roll Cake Ingredients

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You’ll need:

For the Cake

  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vanilla coffee creamer
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder                                 
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

For the Cinnamon Filling

  • ½ cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar                 
  • 2 tablespoons flour                 
  • 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon                  
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice                  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract                 
  • 2 tablespoons milk

For the Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar                  
  • ¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon vanilla coffee creamer

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

COFFEE CREAMER: You can substitute whole milk for the vanilla coffee creamer in this easy cinnamon roll cake recipe.

How To Make This Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set it aside.

STEP TWO: In a large bowl, add sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and vanilla coffee creamer. Mix together using an electric mixer at medium speed.

sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and vanilla coffee creamer combined in a bowl

STEP THREE: In another medium mixing bowl, add the flour and baking powder. Whisk together.

STEP FOUR: Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while mixing on low speed. Add the butter and continue to mix until well combined.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Be careful not to overmix, or your batter will become tough and rubbery.

butter added to the batter combined in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Spread the cake batter in an even layer in the baking dish.

STEP SIX: In a small mixing bowl, add the softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla extract, and milk. Use a spoon to stir until no lumps remain.

butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla, and milk stirred in a bowl

STEP SEVEN: Drop the cinnamon mixture by spoonfuls on top of the cake batter. Use a butter knife and drag it through the cake batter, making a swirl pattern all around the cake. Make sure to get all the way to the sides.

batter dropped and using knife swirl the batter in a baking dish

STEP EIGHT: Bake the cake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cake at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

cake baked in a baking dish

STEP NINE: To make the glaze, add powdered sugar and vanilla coffee creamer to a small bowl. Use a spoon to stir until no lumps remain.

powdered sugar and vanilla coffee creamer stirred in a cup

STEP TEN: Pour the glaze over the warm cake. Let it cool completely before serving.

How To Serve

This homemade cinnamon roll cake would be a delicious snack or dessert when you are looking for something sweet, along with a cup of coffee, pumpkin spice latte, or homemade hot chocolate.

Love cinnamon rolls? Then you have to try out these cinnamon roll cookies or our slow cooker cinnamon roll casserole. They will satisfy that soft, sweet, cinnamon pastry craving!

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store leftover cinnamon roll cake on the countertop or in the fridge covered in plastic wrap for 3 to 4 days. When reheating, I find it best to place it in the oven just long enough to warm it back up and melt the icing.

IN THE FREEZER: Freezing your cinnamon cake is really easy. Just cover it tightly in tin foil and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

close up shot of slices of Cinnamon Roll Cake in a baking dish

Nothing beats the ooey-gooey flavor of soft homemade cinnamon rolls. Until now! This recipe for cinnamon roll cake has all of the flavors you love from a classic cinnamon roll, in cake form. Soft doughy pastry, buttery brown sugar cinnamon filling, and a sweet, vanilla icing to top it all off.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this homemade cake?

This yummy recipe freezes well and will keep in the freezer for up to three months.

Can I store this cake on the counter?

The cake can be stored either on the counter or in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Can I top this cake with store-bought frosting instead of vanilla glaze?

If you would like to use a thicker frosting on this cake, it would be just as delicious.

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Cinnamon Roll Cake

5 from 1 vote
With a soft cake, cinnamon filling, and sweet, light icing to top it all off, this cinnamon roll cake is a delicious dessert option.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vanilla coffee creamer
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Cinnamon Filling

  • ½ cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup vanilla coffee creamer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla coffee creamer

Instructions
 

Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and vanilla coffee creamer. Mix together using an electric mixer at medium speed.
  • In another medium mixing bowl, add the flour and baking powder. Whisk together.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while mixing on low speed. Add the butter and continue to mix until well combined. 
  • Spread the cake batter in an even layer in the baking dish.

Cinnamon Filling

  • In a small mixing bowl, add softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla extract, and milk. Use a spoon to stir until no lumps remain.
  • Drop the cinnamon mixture by spoonfuls on top of the cake batter. Use a butter knife and drag it through the cake batter, making a swirl, marble-like pattern all around the cake. Make sure to get all the way to the sides.
  • Bake the cake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Glaze

  • To make the glaze, add powdered sugar, and vanilla coffee creamer to a small bowl. Use a spoon to stir until no lumps remain.
  • Pour the glaze over the warm cake. Let it cool completely before serving.

Notes

  • Be careful not to overmix, or your batter will become tough and rubbery.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cake at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 2mg
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