Cinnamon Bun Cake


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!

A great example of ‘wow, that was so simple’ is Cinnamon Bun Cake, 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. I just love it!

And yes, it calls for a lot of butter. Close your eyes while adding until mixed ;)

So delicious, you just have to try, you’re welcome!


4.9 from 19 reviews
Cinnamon Bun Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt

1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp 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
  • ⅓ 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.




  1. Hello my new addition to Sunday brunch! What a great looking cake. It looks awesome Tammi

  2. Judy C says:

    I am so making this, look yummy & easy!

  3. Oh my goodness, love this looks yummy.

  4. That looks so good Tammi! Want to share? Mmm

  5. 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!

  6. So now I’m hungry. Um, send some to Los Angeles ;)

  7. I have a weakness for cinnamon!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Soozle says:

    Oh my. That looks AMAZING!!!

  9. Dianne says:

    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. :-)

  10. Brenda Penton says:

    Ohhhh looks fabulous! This will be made this weekend :)

  11. Definitely will try!

  12. I think I know what I’m doing this afternoon

  13. Teresa M says:

    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!!

  14. Kaila Burke says:

    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.

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