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Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake – All the beautiful flavors of a Cinnamon Roll in a delicious and crumbly coffee cake topped with a smooth Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake | | All the beautiful flavors of a Cinnamon Roll in a delicious and crumbly coffee cake topped with a smooth Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

Hi, guys!! Hi Monday!! I think a Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake is the absolute, most proper way to welcome Meatless Monday.

Can you believe Fall is like 5 minutes from now? Isn’t that too soon?? In my ideal world, it would be sun and more sun all year round. Leaves on the trees for forever and ever. Birds chirpin’, flowers be bloomin’, tan lines be rulin’, all year long! And now I sound like a country song…

Having said that, not sure what I’m doing in Indiana, *still*, buuuuut I’m HERE and I’m trying really hard not to think about what comes after Fall… Take a peek. Brrrrrr!

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake | | All the beautiful flavors of a Cinnamon Roll in a delicious and crumbly coffee cake topped with a smooth Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

I also must mention the decision I recently made. Two decisions. Maybe, three. One, for the reeeeest of my life I’m going to eat THIS cake. Two, for forever and beyond, I’m going to frost everything with this Cream Cheese Frosting. Three, from now to eternity, I am going to avoid the scale. Oyyyy… 

I don’t need to go into detail about what’s before you? Sometimes I just don’t have words. Sometimes there’s just nothing to say. I could try to tell how you much this Cinnamon Roll, or this Coffee Cake, OR BOTH, rocks, but you can look at that silky frosting, and that lovely swirl, and you know? Drool, perhaps?? I just did.  I mean, it’s only your ordinary coffee cake filled with a spiced cinnamon-brown-sugar-mixture in the center AND on the bottom. Also, there’s Frosting on top. No biggie.

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake | | All the beautiful flavors of a Cinnamon Roll in a delicious and crumbly coffee cake topped with a smooth Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

It started off so innocently. All I wanted was ONE dang Cinnamon Roll from Cinnabon!! But, one of my friends called and said she was coming over – that was a game-changer. Instead of hopping over to the mall, I grabbed the flour sac and got to work. Bada Bing Bada Boom, we have CAKE that tastes just like a cinnamon roll! Besides, it takes too loooooong to make cinnamon rolls, but the cake comes together in a pinch! You’re welcome. xo


Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
All the beautiful flavors of a Cinnamon Roll in a delicious and crumbly coffee cake topped with a smooth Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 375


For the Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the Cinnamon Swirl Filling

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

For the Icing

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and lightly flour a bundt pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; beat in the butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, and milk; whisk until incorporated.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
  • Beat the batter for 3 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine filling ingredients and whisk until completely combined.
  • Pour half of cake batter into previously prepared bundt pan and sprinkle filling on top of the batter and swirl lightly with a knife.
  • Add the rest of batter and swirl again lightly, reaching down into the filling layer.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Do not overbake.
  • Remove cake from oven, and using a butter knife, release the edges of the cake.
  • Cool cake in pan for 5 minutes; invert onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
  • In the meantime, whisk icing ingredients together until smooth and drizzle on warm cake. Start with 2 tablespoons milk and add more IF needed.
  • Sprinkle top with cinnamon.


Cake will stay fresh for up to 5 days stored tightly in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: bundt cake, cake recipes, cinnamon rolls

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27 Responses
  1. Kathy

    Yum! I tried this last night and with the cake still hot, I poured the frosting over and promptly cut myself a piece. The sugar caramelized and tasted wonderful and crunchy. I made 1/2 of the recipe and it fit into a loaf pan, and I replaced the sour cream with Dannon yogurt (the kids one, where they come in the little bottles and are strawberry-banana flavored) since I didn’t have anything else.

  2. Darlene

    Made the cake and the filling had too much butter. Filling came out creamy versus crumbly. Is there supposed to be flour added to the filling recipe instructions? It’s in the oven so I will wait to see if the consistency of the filling is correct for this recipe. Hope so; my daughter and young grandson love cinnamon cake and ask for it year-long. Thanks.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Darlene! I am SO sorry for the delayed response – I went hiking for a few days and am just now getting to all the emails. Let me know if you had issues with the cake after it was done. Thank YOU!

  3. Diana

    i made it today
    it burnt a bet b/c of the Cinnamon Filling on thee bottom, so for next time i won’t put it on the bottom, i only made 1/2 of the Frosting. and it was too much for the cake so if anybody else is going to make it just split the measurement in 1/2.
    the cake was really good. thanks Katerina for sharing, my daughters name is Katerina too. beautiful name

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Diana!

      I’m sorry about the burnt sugar. 🙁 BUT I am happy to know that you enjoyed the rest of it! 😀 Thank YOU!

  4. Janae

    While the flavor is great, I cooked this for 45 min and it was WAY to long. I think 30-35 min at the most would be plenty of time.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Really? I need a new oven! It’s only a year old, but I’ve never been able to bake that cake in under 45 minutes. Thanks so much, Janae, for chiming in!

  5. Kristin Watson

    The cake looks absolutely wonderful, and my house smells amazing. But it came out 20 minutes early, so it only took 35 minutes. So be watchful of your oven!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Oh wow! I want your oven!!
      But, as with all cakes, baking time differs greatly, from oven to oven.
      Thanks so much for chiming in!! Enjoy the cake! Let me know how it goes!

  6. Rashida

    Hi Katerina,

    I hop here after looking coffee cake; I thought coffee has something in to it. Nevertheless, I like cinnamon too.
    Pictures are tempting me, nice post.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Rashida!

      Coffee Cake in the U.S. is a cake that should be enjoyed with a cup of coffee and it never means that there’s coffee inside the cake. 🙂 I hope that makes sense.

  7. Laura Dembowski

    Sun, flowers, and bird year round. That sounds good to me. Wanna move to California together? Plus then we can make this cake and eat the whole thing.

  8. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I am a massive cinnamon roll fan.. but have never tried a cinnamon roll cake before, I have a feeling that I would love it! Looks delicious!

  9. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    My husband (and me!) would die over this! He loves absolutely anything that’s cinnamon roll-eque and well, put a cake with it, and we’re both happy campers.

  10. Emily @ Life on Food

    I would take a cinnamon roll any day. I just cannot resist the smell. Love this cake version.

  11. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Absolutely love this cake! When craving strike, this is much faster than making a batch of cinnamon rolls! Can’t wait to try it.

  12. Cheryl

    Described like a true American. Love the wording and considering I’m British I enjoyed reading this out to everyone at home (enthusiastically) and got some very strange looks.

    Now I’m going to attempt to make this cake, we don’t have Cinnabon in England but I had one when I was in America and loved them so here goes, wish me luck! 🙂

  13. A_Boleyn

    I’ll take one piece of cake with a cup of coffee, please. 🙂 I hate the thought of fall coming but this will make me feel better.

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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