Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe (Cinnabon® Copycat)

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Ryan Published: February 19, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Cinnamon Roll Cake (Cinnabon® Copycat)

Delightfully fluff and creamy, this cinnamon roll cake takes after Cinnabon’s famous one. It’s a satisfying treat drizzled with a sweet and milky glaze.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Bottom Layer:

  • 3cupsall-purpose flour
  • cupsmilk
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 4tspbaking powder
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼cupbutter,melted

For Top Layer:

  • 1cupbutter,softened
  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1tbspground cinnamon

For Glaze:

  • 2cupsconfectioner’s sugar
  • 5tbspmilk
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Bottom Layer:

  1. Mix 3 cups of flour, milk, white sugar, eggs, baking powder, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and salt together in a large bowl until well-combined.

  2. Stir in ¼ cup of melted butter. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Top Layer:

  1. Beat 1 cup of softened butter, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, and cinnamon together in a large bowl until smooth.

  2. Drop by spoonfuls over the batter in the baking pan. Swirl the top layer into the bottom layer with a knife to create a marble effect.

  3. Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out nearly clean.

  4. Mix the confectioners’ sugar, milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a large bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 514.32kcal
  • Fat: 21.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.11g
  • Trans Fat: 0.78g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.56g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 76.17g
  • Fiber: 1.23g
  • Sugar: 50.05g
  • Protein: 5.66g
  • Cholesterol: 81.17mg
  • Sodium: 202.81mg
  • Calcium: 186.07mg
  • Potassium: 120.15mg
  • Iron: 1.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 190.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.02mg
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