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Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

4.80 from 24 votes

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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!

Cinnamon Roll Cake
Cinnamon Roll Cake
4.80 from 24 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 mins
Cook Time 15 mins


for the cake mix-

  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water

for the cinnamon mixture-

  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

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

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177 Responses
  1. Mollie

    This sounds awesome! I was going to make cinnamon rolls for brunch on Christmas Eve but this is so much easier and sounds delicious! Thank you!

  2. cher r

    You make everything look so easy. Delicious and calorie scary but I do it anyway! This is in the files for don’t make it for me cuz I can scarf the pan before anyone gets any. Bad girl baking so delicious.

  3. Denise Fonda

    5 stars
    Lauren, this looked so good, so I saved it to Pinterest. I needed a quick dessert, I had the ingredients so I made this cake. It was DELICIOUS!!! (It was really hard not commenting on that beautiful blue eyed baby)

  4. Ellen B

    This looks easier than rolling the dough and waiting for dough to rise. I have made Cinnamon Rolls just one time lol – took so long to do. I will try this recipe for the holidays.

  5. Candice Wright

    I always make cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning but think I will make these instead. So much easier but look just as yummy!!!! Love getting your emails sent, such yummy ideas.

  6. Lindsay

    This can be breakfast, right?! Maybe for Christmas…. 😉 still trying to decide on a Christmas breakfast tradition since our oldest is only 2! Any suggestions???

  7. Aimee Henry

    We always have cinnamon rolls in some form on Christmas morning! I’m looking forward to making this recipe this year! Looks amazing.

  8. Robbin Lewis

    This is just what I was looking for…an easy but delicious looking dessert for the holidays! Thank you!! I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog!

  9. Liz M.

    5 stars
    What an ingenious idea ! This will be a regular for us now ! SOOOO GOOOD ! I made a hard copy for my Special Recipe Notebook. These are the ones my family loves and wants all the time ! Thank you for your recipe !

  10. Patti Hurtt

    5 stars
    I made this last weekend and it was so easy and delicious! My son been begging for cinnamon rolls for weeks. So I made this. He said it was way better than any cinnamon rolls ever!