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Cinna-bun Cake in the oven!

Cinna-bun Cake in the oven!

A Slice of Heaven: The Irresistible Cinna-Bun Cake

Calling all cinnamon lovers! This recipe is for you. Introducing the Cinna-Bun Cake – a delightful marriage of fluffy cake and gooey cinnamon swirl, bursting with warm spices and topped with a sweet glaze. It's the perfect way to satisfy your cravings for gooey cinnamon buns in a convenient cake form.


  • For the Buttery Cake Base:

    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • For the Heavenly Cinnamon Swirl:

    • 1 cup softened butter
    • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • For the Simple Glaze:

    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 5 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat for Perfection: Get your oven ready to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan to ensure your cake slides out easily after baking.

  2. Creating the Cake Batter: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients for the cake base: flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix – a few lumps are perfectly fine! Finally, gently fold in the melted butter until incorporated.

  3. The Star of the Show: In a separate bowl, prepare the cinnamon swirl that will be the heart and soul of this cake. Cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the flour and cinnamon until you have a smooth, spreadable mixture.

  4. Layering the Flavors: Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan. Dollop spoonfuls of the cinnamon swirl mixture evenly over the top of the batter.

  5. Swirling Magic: Using a butter knife or spatula, gently swirl the cinnamon mixture into the cake batter. Don't overmix – you want beautiful streaks of cinnamon throughout the cake, not a uniform brown batter.

  6. Baking to Golden Perfection: Place the cake in the preheated oven and bake for 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The cake should be golden brown on top and cooked through.

  7. A Sweet Finishing Touch: While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl until smooth and pourable.

  8. Glaze and Enjoy!: Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool slightly in the pan. While the cake is still warm, drizzle the glaze generously over the top. The warm cake will help the glaze set nicely.

  9. Slice and Savor: Once the glaze has set, cut the cake into squares and savor every bite of this delicious Cinna-Bun Cake!


  • For an extra decadent touch, add a chopped pecan or walnut topping to the cake before swirling in the cinnamon mixture.
  • If you don't have brown sugar, you can substitute it with granulated sugar. However, brown sugar adds a deeper molasses flavor that complements the cinnamon perfectly.
  • Leftover cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.