Cinnamon Bun Cake

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Recipe: #14318

September 20, 2014

"My weakness is cinnamon rolls so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it, OH MY LORD this cake is absolute buttery, cinnamony goodness in a pan. Please try this, you will be so happy you did. This cake would make the perfect Christmas Sunday Christmas brunch cake, or any Sunday brunch cake!"

Original is 12-14 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (189.7 g)
  • Calories 684.3
  • Total Fat - 27.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 106 mg
  • Sodium - 354.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 106.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 80.8 g
  • Protein - 5.9 g
  • Calcium - 176.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 glass baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Step 2

FOR THE CAKE; in a stand mixer add the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla and melted butter; mix on low speed until just smooth and combined. Pour into the baking pan.

Step 3

FOR CINNAMON TOPPING; in a large bowl mix 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.

Step 4

Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Step 5

FOR GLAZE: in a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over the warm cake.

Step 6

Serve warm or at room temperature.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


I made the mistake of melting the butter for the cinnamon topping, still very good though, a little crusty around the edges, I will for sure make it again the correct way next time possibly add in some raisins, we all loved it. thank you!


review by:
(2 May 2016)


Yikes I can feel my pants getting tighter and tighter, so much calories but so good this may be even better than cinnamon buns, this is too good for words, not something I would make regularly but I sure would make it again, thanks!


review by:
(31 Jan 2016)


This was a great cake for our brunch this morning. So much easier to make than cinnamon rolls!


review by:
(25 Oct 2014)

Lori Mama

Yum! This is one of those cakes that you don't want to make a lot. Don't get me wrong, it was mighty tasty. Very rich and sweet. Good recipe if you're craving cinnamon buns and don't want to take the time to make buns.


review by:
(19 Oct 2014)

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