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Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake

Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake is going to be your new favorite dessert. Picture this: layers of moist, cinnamon-infused cake, all frosted with a rich and creamy cinnamon cream cheese frosting. It’s like a giant cinnamon roll in cake form, perfect for birthdays, holidays, or just because you deserve a special treat. Let’s dive into this irresistible creation!

Résumé of the Recipe: The Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake is a delightful fusion of classic cinnamon rolls and a traditional layer cake. Each layer of cake is infused with a swirl of cinnamon sugar, creating a rich and aromatic flavor profile. Topped with a luscious cinnamon cream cheese frosting, this cake is both visually stunning and incredibly delicious. It’s an easy-to-make dessert that brings the comforting flavors of cinnamon rolls to your table in a beautiful new form.

Exciting Story: The first time I baked this Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake was for a Sunday family brunch. As the cake baked, the warm scent of cinnamon filled the house, creating an atmosphere of anticipation and delight. When it was finally time to serve, the sight of the beautifully frosted cake made everyone’s eyes light up. The first bite was pure magic—moist cake with a perfect cinnamon swirl, topped with creamy frosting. It was an instant hit, and now it’s a requested favorite for every special occasion in our home.

Why This Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake?

Selling Points:

  • Fusion of Favorites: Combines the beloved flavors of cinnamon rolls and layer cake.
  • Rich and Moist: Each bite is filled with moist cake and a delicious cinnamon swirl.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Ideal for brunches, holidays, and celebrations.


For the Cake:

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 egg whites (save yolks for another use)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water

For the Frosting:

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1 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 cups shortening
12 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup milk

For the Glaze:

5 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp water


Prepare Cake: Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add sour cream and vanilla extract, then beat in egg whites. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with milk and water, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared cake pans and bake according to instructions.
Frosting: In a large bowl, whip together butter, shortening, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and milk until creamy and smooth.
Assembly: Once cakes are cooled, spread glaze over each layer. Then, frost each layer with cinnamon frosting. Stack the layers and finish with frosting on top and around the sides. Optionally, pipe decorations on top.
Treat yourself and your guests to this luxurious cake that’s as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate!

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