Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Indulge in the delightful flavors of a classic cinnamon roll in the form of a moist and decadent cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. This Cinnamon Roll Cake is a perfect treat for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, blending the comforting taste of cinnamon with a rich, creamy frosting.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Combines the flavors of a cinnamon roll in a convenient cake form
  • Moist and tender cake with a sweet cinnamon swirl
  • Creamy and tangy cream cheese frosting adds the perfect finish


For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Cake: In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Cinnamon Swirl: In a small bowl, combine softened butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Drop spoonfuls over the cake batter and swirl with a knife.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Spread over the cooled cake.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes
Kcal: 350 kcal | Servings: 9 servings


Store the Cinnamon Roll Cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen for longer storage. Allow the cake to come to room temperature before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding chopped nuts or raisins to the cinnamon swirl.
  • Ensure the cream cheese and butter are softened for a smooth and creamy frosting.
  • Adjust the amount of powdered sugar in the frosting to achieve your desired sweetness level.

Enjoy the warm, comforting flavors of a cinnamon roll in cake form with this delicious recipe!”

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