Easy Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

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Ready in just 30 minutes, this cinnamon roll coffee cake has all the same flavors as cinnamon rolls but with 5% of the effort!

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake is the best of all worlds, easy, sweet and impressive! It has all the flavors of a delicious cinnamon roll with about 5% of the effort. With a delicious sweet glaze, and even a few seconds in the microwave the following day, it will be the best accessory to that cup of coffee we all look forward to in the morning.

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday and I’m not too excited. We live pretty far from family, so there is no celebration to attend and our little ones are too young to understand what Mother’s Day is. Instead, I am using it as an opportunity to save my calories until Memorial Day when I blow through them with lots and lots of bbq. That being said, I will take any excuse to make a delicious meal for someone, especially a brunch meal. This week we will explore some delicious Mother’ Day options for your weekend needs.

Let’s start the Easy Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake by setting the oven to preheat at 350 degrees.
Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder with a whisk. In a separate bowl mix the milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix the wet and dry together, then add in the melted butter.
Use some baking spray to spray a rectangular cake pan, 9×13, then pour the batter evenly into the pan.

Ready in just 30 minutes, this cinnamon roll coffee cake has all the same flavors as cinnamon rolls but with 5% of the effort!

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake Toppings


Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and spread evenly on the cake.

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake Swirl
Using a knife or fork, start swirling the brown sugar and cinnamon into the cake until it resembles this picture. Bake for 30 minutes, let cool completely.
Cinnamon Roll Cake Baked Square

Mix the powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and water until it is a consistency like pancake syrup. Pour over the cake and it will set into a harder glaze. Enjoy this Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake with a fantastic cup of coffee.

Recipe

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Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

4.9 from 68 votes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Course: Brunch
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake, a perfect Mother's Day treat you can make without turning the kitchen upside down making cinnamon rolls. Make this for your Mom!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp . salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 stick butter , melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp water

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Set oven to preheat at 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder with a whisk. In a separate bowl mix the milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix the wet and dry together, then add in the melted butter. Mix until well combined.

  3. Use some baking spray to spray a rectangular cake pan, 9x13, then pour the batter evenly into the pan.
  4. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and spread evenly on the cake. Use a knife or fork to swirl the sugar and cinnamon into the batter.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, let cool completely.

  6. Mix the powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and water until it is a consistency like pancake syrup.
  7. Pour over the cake and it will set into a harder glaze.
  8. Enjoy with a fantastic cup of coffee

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 servings, Amount per serving: 402 calories, Calories: 402g, Carbohydrates: 91g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 129mg, Potassium: 276mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 65g, Vitamin A: 90g, Calcium: 137g, Iron: 1.9g

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Ready in just 30 minutes, this cinnamon roll coffee cake has all the same flavors as cinnamon rolls but with 5% of the effort!

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Comments

  1. So, my batter was thicker than I was expecting and it was a challenge to swirl in the topping. I was a little worried as this went into the oven, but I shouldn’t have been because it’s delicious! My husband isn’t a big fan of frosting or glaze, so we tried it first without and it’s so good. I don’t miss the glaze at all! Definitely will add this to my recipe box.

  2. This cake was absolutely delicious, i left some coarse grains of brown sugar at top it made it even better.
    Not sure I can post a pic, would’ve loved to

    1. You can always post your photos to Instagram and tag #dinnerthendessert
      I love seeing everyone’s photos! So glad you enjoyed it.

  3. It turned out great! The texture is like the center of a cinnamon roll. I’m 11 years old and this is my first time baking by myself. Everyone loves it!! It’s definitely something I’m going to make again! It’s really easy I would definitely recommend it.