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Cinnamon Bun Cake

This cake really does taste like a cinnamon bun. Delicious served warm. I think it would be great to serve for brunch even if it is a cake.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  1. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, vanilla, and milk.
  2. Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. Pour into a 9" x 13" greased pan.
  4. Whisk together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and butter until creamy
  5. Drop evenly over batter by tablespoons and swirl through the batter with a knife.
  6. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 45 minutes.
  7. In  small bowl whisk icing sugar, milk, and maple extract until smooth.
  8. Drizzle over warm cake.
  9. Serve warm, although it tastes great even after it has cooled.


  1. Goodness Betty...comfort and joy!

    Anna (Toronto)

  2. Our staff was lucky enough to sample this amazing creation! Thank so much for sharing Mom! Everyone said it was wonderful! least I think that is what I heard between mouthfuls. ;)

  3. this looks so good, I will make today, I just wish you would let us pin your recipes.

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  4. Yum! Will be making this for brunch. ;-)

  5. Saw this post on Facebook and decided to make it this morning for my husband's birthday. It is DELICIOUS! Thank you! I did add some pecans which are yummy!

  6. This looks amazing! I am now a new follower as I have been missing out~Kim

  7. This looks like a perfect Christmas morning treat (if I can wait that long). Thank you.

  8. This looks delicious!! What a great holiday recipe to have, thank you!!

  9. I made this on Sunday, It is a winner I will make it again. Linda

  10. This was really good! I served this at a ladies brunch and everyone loved it. Best warm but we heated leftovers in the microwave which worked really well.

  11. I made this for breakfast this morning. It was wonderful. Cut the recipe in half and made an 8x8 pan. It will be our New Year's Day breakfast tradition now.

  12. It was good to hear from a number of you that the cake turned out wonderful for you. Thank you all for your kind comments!

  13. My husband loves this cake. So do I! It freezes well. Everybody who,loves cake and cinnamon needs to make this.

  14. Thank you for just a great and easy to make recipe.Our family loves it,as well as the neighbours!!!Our grandkids thinks its the best! I have made it three times now,each time trying a differant liquid.I have tried 2% milk mixed 50/50 with sour cream,also tried only buttermilk and also used only whole milk.The cake always worked out well.Enoy your website!

  15. I tried this recipe last night. It was wonderful! Thankyou for this recipe!

  16. soooo so good!!!