Cinnamon Roll Cake (from scratch)

Beware my friends. Before you scroll down, you must realize that you probably should not make this on a weekly for yourself. I'm just looking out for you, your heart, your arteries, and your long-term health :) You can see for yourself when you notice how much butter and sugar goes into this beautiful BEAUTIFUL cinnamon-y creation. It is so worth the treat; it's just not healthy whatsoever. Just puttin' that out there!! 

I think it's perfect for birthday treats, holidays, events, etc. It's one of my dad's favorite baked goods that I make, so for Father's day this year I made a big pan for him! ...and my mom and I of course. When it's in the house and sitting on the counter, there is no any self control or holding back. This cake tastes so fresh. It's perfectly moist. It has a gorgeous cinnamon buttery swirl. And it's topped off with a sweet glaze! Even though there's no nutritional value, I suggest you make up some kind of strange reason to whip up a batch of this cinnamon cake-y goodness. It's worth the loss of a year to your life lol. 

Make it for your next brunch or for dessert!

Serves 12

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes



  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter, melted


  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon


  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch glass baking pan with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer. Once combined, slowly stir in the melted butter. Pour mixture into the prepared 9×13 baking pan.
  3. For topping, in a large bowl mix the 2 sticks of butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together until well combined and creamy. Drop evenly over the batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake.
  4. Bake for 28-32 minutes or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out nearly clean.
  5. For the glaze, in a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over the warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

{Recipe source: Picky Palate}