Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

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This Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe is SO easy and SO delicious! After tasting this you will never want to make regular cinnamon rolls again!

I tried to avoid posting this Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe for a few weeks because I always like adding lots of dessert recipes to my blog much closer to Christmas. But, somehow, I couldn’t NOT post it because its one if the easiest and tastiest cakes I’ve made in a while.

Cinnamon Roll Cake

I took some help from the store by using a cake mix to speed things up {because the holidays mean a lot less time spent in the kitchen…at least it does for me!} but if you wanted to make this from scratch, you could definitely use my Double Vanilla Sour Cream Cupcake recipe, swirled with the butter-cinnamon mixture and baked the same way as described below in the recipe.

In case you were wondering, this cake is the bomb dot com. It’s filled with lots of sweet and buttery crevices that are drizzled and filled with icing. SO good!!

Scroll down to get the printable recipe.

Have a wonderful weekend!

PS–if cinnamon cake isn’t your thing, try my perfect chocolate cake recipe with accompanying frosting. It’s one of my most popular recipes!

PSS – a half sheet pan measures 18x13x1. If you have 2 smaller quarter sheet pans (9x13x1), you can use those instead.

Cinnamon Roll Cake
Cinnamon Roll Cake
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4.55 from 42 votes

Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

This Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe is SO easy and SO delicious! After tasting this you will never want to make regular cinnamon rolls again!
servings 12 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


for the cake mix-

for the cinnamon mixture-

for the icing-


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line half sheet pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Make cake mix according to package directions and spread evenly into a sheet pan.
  • Mix melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together and drizzle across cake batter. Using a butter knife, swirl cinnamon mixture through cake batter.
  • Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean after being inserted into the cake.
  • While cake bakes, stir powdered sugar, vanilla, and just enough milk to create icing the consistency of white glue.
  • Remove from oven and cool 5-10 minutes before drizzling with icing. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon role, sheet cake
4.55 from 42 votes (13 ratings without comment)

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190 Responses
  1. Lisa Miller

    I can’t wait to try this! My hubby loves cinnamon rolls and I think this will be a hit!! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to make this for our Christmas gathering.

  2. Tanya Grosz

    Thank you for posting this now as it is exactly what I want to make. Your recipies are so perfect and easily made. Am always getting compliments.

  3. Susan Rego

    5 stars
    This is the perfect thing to serve Christmas morning! It has just a few ingredients, which I love! So much better than the cinnamon rolls in the store with tons of chemicals in them and just as easy! Thank you for this recipe! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  4. Mireya

    5 stars
    I made this for our church Christmas party. It was easy and tasted delicious. Many people asked for the recipe. Sent them right to your site! Thanks!

  5. Debbie Welchert

    I can’t believe how easy this cake is to make and I can’t wait to make it. I love that it is made with a cake mix. This is a cake I know my whole family will love.

  6. Donna

    5 stars
    This is the easiest and BEST TASTING cake ever! I made it for my kids in college, and everyone gushed about it! They want me to make it every week for them 🙂

  7. Jackie McNutt

    Lauren, This looks great.
    I am always pushed for time and easy recipes are my way to serve tasty and time saving meals to my grandchildren.
    Thank you I will be baking this soon!

  8. Nikki Reid

    This looks great! My hubby loves cinnamon rolls, but they are kind of a hassel to make! This looks much easier with a similar end result. Definitely going to try this soon!

  9. Kristi

    This looks delicious and looks like something I could make for Christmas morning! Plus my girls would love it! Win-win!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Tiesha Anderson

    OH MY GOSH I came right to my computer to print this out. So much faster than waiting for a dough to rise. AND it’s white cake mix!!??!?!? I cannot WAIT to get this in the oven. Thanks Lauren!!

  11. Mary Garner/Lotempio

    Good Sunday Morning, up very early made this for three of my grand children who spent the week end with ” granny ” still sleeping but surprise for them upon awakening.
    Plus is came out perfect!