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

4.89 from 93 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoon 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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  1. This is so good! Every bite was like the middle of a cinnabon. I used a cream cheese frosting, so good!

  2. Hi! First of, this recipe is great and it turns out perfect for me everytime. But just wondering, could I half the recipe and bake it in an 8×8 pan, and what would the baking time be?

  3. I absolutely love baking & looking for different recipes to try. For the last couple of months I just haven’t been feeling like myself & have been in a funk. I found your recipe last night & decided I was gonna do my best to get back to what I loved to do. So today I did it and baked & let me just tell you OH MY GOODNESS!!!! This was the easiest most delicious cinnamon cake I’ve made yet. Thank you for your recipe & helping me get back into my baking heaven.

  4. Wow, this cake is delicious. It is very easy to make, which is great. I’m a cinnamon lover, and this is the best cinnamon recipe I’ve ever made. Thank you!

  5. I def would have given it a 5, but I found it a tad bit dry….family devoured it, but I think a bit of sour cream would make it a bit more moist…been baking for many, many years and a big fan (you have your own icon lol), but just think it would enhance it…your thoughts?

  6. I made this the other day for a small group and everyone raved about it! This recipe is a keeper for me. I followed the directions exactly, in 30 minutes it was done and perfect. I used a dark grey nonstick 9×13 baking pan and it baked perfectly.
    Next time I may pour half the batter adding some brown sugar (giving it a good swirl, pour the remaining batter and add the rest of brown sugar on top. Maybe use less brown and powdered sugar to make it less sweet… but the whole group of girls that had it did love the recipe just how it was! so 5 star for me!!