Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Light and tender cinnamon roll cake with cream cheese frosting. layers of cinnamon swirled in a homemade cake with a simple cream cheese frosting.

Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 9


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 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted

For the Cinnamon Swirl:

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

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

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


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8” baking dish.

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.

Make the cinnamon swirl topping by combing all ingredients together until smooth.

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.

Bake 32-37 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Drizzle cream cheese frosting over warm cake. Serve warm.

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).

This cake is best served the same day.

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Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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