Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

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Tiara Ruizendaal Modified: March 25, 2022
Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

How To Make Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake

Moist and dense, this giant cinnamon roll cake is a sure crowd pleaser! Smothered with sweet vanilla icing for a delightful dish that’s baked in 30 minutes.

Preparation: 3 hours
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Dough:

  • cupsall-purpose flour,spoon and leveled, plus more as needed
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • tspPlatinum yeast by Red Star,(1 standard packet)
  • ¾cupwhole milk
  • ¼cupunsalted butter
  • 1large egg,at room temperature

For Filling:

  • ¼cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • ¼cupbrown sugar,or granulated sugar, packed light or dark
  • 1tbspground cinnamon

For Vanilla Icing:

  • 1cupconfectioners’ sugar
  • 2tbspmilk,or heavy cream
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract

Instructions

Dough:

  1. Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast together. Set aside. Heat the milk and butter together in the microwave until the butter is melted and the mixture is warm to the touch, between 100 to 110 degrees F.

  2. Pour the warm milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Add the egg.

  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a dough hook or paddle attachment, or using a rubber spatula and mixing by hand, beat the mixture until a soft dough forms. Dough is ready when it gently pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. With lightly floured hands, knead the dough for 3 minutes. After kneading, poke the dough with a finger – if it slowly bounces back, the dough is ready. If not, keep kneading.

  5. Form the dough into a ball on your work surface. Cover it with a clean towel, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap, then let it rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Filling:

  1. After 30 minutes, use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a 15×12-inch rectangle. Evenly spread the softened butter on top. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle it all over the buttered dough.

  2. Grease a 9-inch round pie dish or cake pan with butter or nonstick spray.

Cinnamon Roll Cake:

  1. Using a very sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 6 2-inch wide strips. Roll up one strip and place it in the center of the pan.

  2. Coil the remaining 5 strips around the center roll, starting each strip at the end of the previous one to make 1 large cinnamon roll. The filling may spill out, just sprinkle it on top of the cake after shaping it.

  3. Loosely cover the cake with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and allow it to rise in a relatively warm, draft-free environment for 1 to 2 hours or until double in size.

  4. After the cake’s dough has doubled in size, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. If the top or edges is browning too quickly, tent the cake with aluminum foil.

  5. While the giant cinnamon roll cake is baking, some spots may rise up more than other spots. Remove the pan from the oven and, with the back of a spatula, press down the spots that are rising to keep them even. Return to baking.

  6. Remove the finished cinnamon roll cake from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make the icing.

Vanilla Icing:

  1. Whisk the icing ingredients together. For a thicker icing, whisk in more confectioners’ sugar. For a thinner icing, whisk in more milk or cream.

  2. Drizzle all over warm cake and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • If the dough is pretty sticky, beat in 2 to 4 extra tablespoons of flour.
  • If you’d rather use the mixer to knead the dough, beat it on low speed for 3 minutes instead.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 390.64kcal
  • Fat: 13.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.06g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.10g
  • Fiber: 1.98g
  • Sugar: 26.89g
  • Protein: 6.68g
  • Cholesterol: 56.42mg
  • Sodium: 275.42mg
  • Calcium: 57.73mg
  • Potassium: 115.38mg
  • Iron: 2.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 119.44µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.04mg
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