Cinnamon Bun Cake

An example of ‘wow, that was so simple’ is this Cinnamon Bun Cake recipe was given to me by a Mom in my daughters’ class. A delicious Cinnamon Bun taste, in a cake form. You simple cannot beat this delicious dessert recipe!

Cinnamon Bun Cake

Cinnamon Bun Cake

For another great cake to try, this Rolo Poke Cake or this Pumpkin Bundt Cake. They are heaven in every bite!

While I love them, I don’t make cinnamon buns {from scratch} very often.

They don’t take a lot of time to make, yet I seem to have very little time for baking these days, so bring on the easy recipes!

For instance, I’d be most likely to make my Cinnamon Bun Monkey Bread. I love that I can get the same taste, a whole lot easier.

Same with our Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake, a fraction of the work but with amazing taste.

This recipe is also a great example of a shortcut without sacrificing on taste!

How to Make Cinnamon Bun Cake

“wow, that was so simple” is what you’ll say when you try this Cinnamon Bun Cake. It’s a recipe given to me by a Mom in my daughters’ class.

All the same delicious Cinnamon Bun taste, yet instead with a ‘mix and bake’ recipe.

Given that, it’s much easier and faster to make than traditional cinnamon buns.

I just love this recipe!

Cinnamon Bun Cake

And yes, this recipe does call for a lot of butter. Maybe you can just close your eyes while adding it until well mixed.

This dessert recipe is totally worth all that butter – trust me. 😉

Cinnamon Bun Cake Recipe

This recipe is so unbelievably delicious, you just have to give it a try. I think you’ll want to make it time and again.

A tray of food, with Cake and Cinnamon

You’re very welcome, I know you’ll enjoy this mouthwatering cake recipe!

A close up of food
Cinnamon Bun Cake Recipe

Cinnamon Bun Cake

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes

An example of 'wow, that was so simple' is this Cinnamon Bun Cake, a recipe given to me by a Mom in my daughters' class. A delicious Cinnamon Bun taste, in a cake form. You simple cannot beat this delicious dessert recipe!



  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup butter, melted


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
  2. Mix all ingredients for the cake together except for the butter. Once mixed, slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan.
  3. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Pour evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake for 32-37 minutes.
  4. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake while it's still warm.
  5. Enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 863Saturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 125gFiber: 1gSugar: 84gProtein: 8g

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  1. This cake sounds absolutely divine! My family would go crazy if I made it for them. In a good way of course. Now I’m super hungry!

  2. This looks so good! I will have to make it next time I am going to my daughter’s house to take with me. I wouldn’t dare leave that much temptation around the house to test my willpower. 🙂

  3. Just last week I was asked…’Do I know how to make Cinnamon Buns?’ Well, yes I do and thank you very much Tammi, they look too good not to bake today!!

  4. I had all the imgredients on hand so on a whim I made it this afternoon OH….MY….GOSH it is amazing. I am sure by the end of the weekend it will be gone!

    Only thing i would change is, you really only need about 1/2 the glaze.

  5. Oh geez, now you really put one up that I am going to scarf down, looks so scrumptious!

  6. This is definitely one I will be trying. I can almost smell it baking 🙂 Thanks once again for sharing

  7. Oh My Gosh…my mouth is watering right now! This looks so amazing and I bet it makes the house smell good too. Thank you for this recipe 🙂

  8. Just printed this one off. Oh my, I think I can smell it baking already. This is going to be good. Thanks once again for sharing.

  9. THis looks so good! Now if only I could make it taste good gluten free…. Ill have to give it a try!

  10. I saw this recipe posted from you on twitter last week and had my wife make it. It was so amazing. I just wanted to let you know this is one of my ultimate fav. recipes now. Thanks.

  11. Ohmygosh!

    This looks so good. I have every ingredient in the house, except for brown sugar. I also have to go to the market this weekend. Any guesses what’s first on my list?

  12. Too bad I never light my oven! Looks scrumptious. Guess I’ll head for the bakery!

  13. I love how easy this is to make. I can’t wait to try it. It looks amazing! I won’t even worry about the butter. 🙂

  14. Tammi, I made this yesterday and my boys think I’m a genius. They’ve requested this become part of the regular repertoire, and I believe it will. I had a piece with my coffee this morning, and it is a scrumptious way to start the day.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  15. Made it.

    Learned I should never bake when I’m stressed and distracted.

    I forgot the vanilla. But it still tastes decent…I just know it would have been even better with it.

  16. Yum! Looks so much easier then making cinnamon rolls or buns … I’ll be making these for my crew! for sure! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  17. I’m going to make this on the weekend when I have people to share with. Every time I tweet recipe my tummy rumbles lol.

  18. Thanks for this recipe! My daughter was just requesting cinnamon buns this morning. Think I will make this instead.

  19. looks so darn good, going to make that next time I have a big crew in instead of the rolls I did too time consuming.

  20. ohhhhhhhhhh myyyy… I feel my hips growing as I read/look at these but my mouth is watering nonstop! this looks delish for a special treat! yummy!

  21. mmmm my goodness! We all love cinnamon buns… imagine how much tastier in cake! (as if form mattered)! I’ve got almost everything I need to whip this up & have ready for a Sunday brunch treat… so I’ll get what I need tomorrow and make this! Thank you!

  22. Since cinnamon buns, this would be like “having your cake and eating it too”. YUM another great recipe for my books!! Thank You! 🙂

  23. Hi,
    Looks yummy, can this cake be made without eggs? i have a weakness for cinnamon buns!!!!

  24. This looks lovely and I bet the house smells amazing while it’s baking. Thank you for sharing

  25. Wow, this sounds so good! It would be a huge it with my family! Thanks for the recipe!

  26. This sound just like my sort of cake, thanks so much for sharing the recipe 🙂

  27. Mmh, it sounds delicious, and if it’s delicious it certainly warrants all that butter.

  28. Now this would be something my family would love! and it’s way easier than making cinnamon buns! Perfect!

  29. Listen. I love feedback and substitution suggestions – I really do. But when you MISREAD the recipe card and add 1/4 cup baking powder and not 1/4 tsp – then proceed to leave a comment swearing at me multiple times because it didn’t turn out well. Oh yes – I will delete your comment. Have some respect, Jess. BYE.

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