Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – This simple cake starts with a basic cake batter recipe. Then you mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and butter and place spoonfuls all over the top of the batter. This delicious layer will act as the cinnamon filling we love inside a cinnamon roll.

For the Cake

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

For the Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • one Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • one Tablespoon ground cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • one cup powdered sugar
  • two Tablespoons butter , softened
  • four ounces cream cheese
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8” baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, egg and vanilla. Stir in melted butter. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.
  3. Make the cinnamon swirl topping by combing all ingredients together until smooth.
  4. Drop small spoonfuls of the mixture evenly over the top of the cake batter. Use a knife to swirl through the cake and disperse the mixture throughout the cake batter.
  5. Bake 32-37 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Drizzle cream cheese frosting over warm cake. Serve warm.
  6. For the Cream Cheese Frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make a smooth, soft frosting. Drizzle frosting over the cake with a spoon (or use a ziplock bag like I did–just snip a hole out of one of the corners and add the frosting).
  7. This cake is best served the same day.

Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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