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Better Cinnamon Roll Cake

Better Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - my improved version of the cinnamon roll cake! It can't be easier than this! Recipe source: CrunchyCreamySweet.com
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon roll cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 280 kcal
Author Anna


for the cake:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

for the filling:

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

for the glaze:

  • 3 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 2 Tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9" deep dish pie pan or a 9" round cake pan. Set aside.

to make the cake:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, baking soda.
  2. In another mixing bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, vanilla and oil.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Whisk vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds. Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Set aside.

to make the filling:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, flour and vanilla. Using a small spoon, drizzle the filling over the batter in a circular motion (simply create circles), starting from the outside. You should have about half of the filling mixture left.
  2. Bake the cake for 28 to 30 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  3. Remove the cake from the oven and set on a wooden cutting board. Drizzle the remaining filling over the filling crevices that were created during baking.
  4. Let the cake cool, while you make the glaze.

to make the glaze/frosting:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk cream cheese, milk and vanilla. Add sifted powdered sugar until the frosting reaches a thick yet drizzling consistency.
  2. Using the back of the spoon or an offset spatula, spread the glaze over the warm cake in a circular motion.
  3. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Better Cinnamon Roll Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 261mg11%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.