This cinnamon roll layer cake is so fluffy, moist, and has wonderful cinnamon and brown sugar taste!
In case you love cinnamon rolls, you’re going to love this recipe- and the most effective half is that it’s easy to make. All of it begins with a field of yellow cake combine!
How you can Make a Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake
You’ll love this fluffy, flavorful layer cake! You’ll find the complete recipe card additional down on this submit, however here’s a fast rundown of our steps!
- Preheat: Preheat the oven to 325 levels.
- Put together Cake Pans: Grease and flour three 8×2 spherical cake pans.
- Mix Dry Components: Within the bowl of your mixer, mix dry substances: cake flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk for 30 seconds to mix.
- Mix Moist Components: In one other bowl, mix bitter cream, water, eggs, oil & vanilla extract. Add the moist substances to the dry and blend on medium velocity for two minutes. Cease after 1 minute to scrape the perimeters and backside of bowl then proceed to beat for the second minute.
- Fill the Cake Pans: Pour into ready pans and bake at 325 levels….verify after 22 minutes- Desserts are accomplished if center of cake springs again when touched, a toothpick inserted within the heart of the cake comes out clear or with just some crumbs connected.
- This Recipe Makes about 7 cups of batter.
Cinnamon Sugar Glaze
For an additional dose of cinnamon roll taste, we brushed our cake layers with a easy cinnamon sugar glaze as we assembled the cake.
This fast and simple glaze is a combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, powdered sugar, vanilla, and only a little bit of scorching water.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
We determined to make use of a creamy, scrumptious cinnamon cream cheese frosting for this cake.
That is such a straightforward frosting to make- a mix of butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon! It’s so flavorful, easy to make, and tastes wonderful with the brown sugar and cinnamon cake layers!
As with all cream cheese frosting, it’s on the softer facet. Because of this, we regularly chill our cream cheese frostings simply after whipping up a batch. This can agency issues up and go away you with a consistency that’s simpler to work with.
In actual fact, any time that you just discover your frosting turning into somewhat gentle, chill your bowl of frosting, piping bag, and even your cake to make life a lot less complicated!
Simply pop the “too-soft” frosting within the freezer for about 10 minutes (or perhaps Quarter-hour within the fridge) and you’ll be all set.
** Due to the cinnamon cream cheese frosting, this cake needs to be refrigerated till inside a few hours of serving. In case you want a frosting that may sit out longer, you may add a little bit of cinnamon to our Traditional Vanilla Buttercream!
Assembling the Cake
This cake may be very simple to place collectively. Place the primary cake layer on the cake plate or pedestal.
Brush the highest with the cinnamon sugar combination. We like to use it with a silicone pastry brush.
It ought to soak in instantly. Then, unfold on a layer of the cinnamon cream cheese frosting and add the second cake layer.
Brush the second cake layer with the cinnamon sugar combination, comply with with the cream cheese frosting, and high with third layer.
At this level, I wish to fill in any gaps between the cake layers with frosting, after which apply a skinny layer of frosting on high of the cake and across the sides. (This is named the crumb coat- it catches the crumbs!)-
I chilled my crumb coated cake within the freezer to agency every thing up for about 10-Quarter-hour earlier than making use of the second layer of frosting. (Chilling makes it simpler to embellish because the cake layers are much less prone to shift.)
Embellish the cake nonetheless you want! I smoothed across the sides of the frosted cake with a metallic bench scraper (warmed underneath scorching water).
As an optionally available step, I piped a spiral of frosting (which I first added to a small bowl and mixed bit extra cinnamon to darken the colour). I used a piping bag fitted with a small spherical piping tip 4.
Lastly, I added a border to the highest and backside of the cake utilizing a big open star piping tip- 1M. I really like an outsized shell border ;0)
Extra Cinnamon Desserts to Strive!
Do you know that we even have a scratch model of Cinnamon Roll Cake? It’s scrumptious too and appears virtually similar to this one.
We’ve made many extra desserts through the years which are full of cinnamon goodness! Make certain to place these in your record along with as we speak’s cake!
Hummingbird Cake from Scratch & Hummingbird Doctored Cake Combine Recipes
This moist, tender Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake is SO flavorful, and all of it begins with a cake combine!
- 1 field yellow cake combine, sifted ( Don’t comply with instructions on the field, use solely the substances listed beneath. We used Duncan Hines Completely Moist Traditional Yellow cake combine)
- 1 cup (121g) cake flour or all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (200g) gentle brown sugar
- 1 tsp (3g) Floor Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon (3g) salt
- 1 cup (242g) bitter cream or plain yogurt (greek yogurt is okay additionally)
- 2 Tablespoons (28g) Canola Oil
- 1 cup (240g) water
- 3 complete eggs
- 2 teaspoons (8g) vanilla
Cinnamon and Sugar Glaze to Brush over Cake Layers
- 5 Tablespoons (30g) powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons (28g) gentle brown sugar, packed
- 1 Tablespoon (8g) floor cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon (4g) vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons (15g) extremely popular water (scorching water to dissolve the sugar)
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 sticks (or 1 cup/226g) unsalted butter, barely softened
- 2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (whole weight 452g) I take advantage of full fats cream cheese. Utilizing lowered fats or the spreadable cream cheese will trigger the frosting to be too gentle. Soften very barely.
- 2 teaspoons (8 g) vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (2g) optionally available – it is going to reduce the sweetness, popcorn salt is greatest to make use of as a result of it’s positive and dissolves sooner
- 6 to six 1/2 cups (690g to 747g) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon (3g) cinnamon
For the Cinnamon Roll Cake Layers
- Preheat the oven to 325 levels.
- Grease and flour three 8×2 spherical cake pans.
- Within the bowl of your mixer, mix dry substances: cake combine, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk for 30 seconds to mix.
- In one other bowl, mix bitter cream, water, eggs, oil & vanilla extract. Add the moist substances to the dry and blend on medium velocity for two minutes. Cease after 1 minute to scrape the perimeters and backside of bowl then proceed to beat for the second minute.
- Pour into ready pans and bake at 325 levels….verify after 22 minutes- Desserts are accomplished if center of cake springs again when touched, a toothpick inserted within the heart of the cake comes out clear or with just some crumbs connected.
- Makes about 7 cups of batter.
Cinnamon Sugar Glaze to Brush on Cake Layers
- Combine collectively and put aside. This will likely be used to brush roughly 2 Tablespoons on the tops of every layer as you stack the cake.
- That is used as a easy syrup on the layers.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
- Minimize the butter into slices and add to the bowl of your mixer. Beat on low to medium velocity till the butter is softened and clean.
- Minimize the chilly cream cheese into items and add to the butter, beating at low to medium velocity till included. If you’re utilizing a hand mixer it’s possible you’ll want to melt the cream cheese a bit extra.
- Add the vanilla. Steadily add the powdered sugar and cinnamon beating on low velocity till blended. Cowl the bowl with a towel to maintain down the cloud of powdered sugar.
- Improve mixing velocity and beat till fluffy. Do not over beat or it is going to turn out to be too gentle. If it turns into too gentle, simply refrigerate a short time to agency it up a bit.
- **If you’re making a darkish brown swirl of frosting on high of the cake as we did, reserve 1/4 cup of frosting as put aside.
- This frosting will pipe greatest if used whereas nonetheless chilled. You can also make it upfront, refrigerate and when prepared to make use of let it soften barely (don’t microwave) and remix.
- Will frost a 3 layer 8 or 9 inch cake.
Meeting of Cake
Place the primary cake layer on a cake plate or pedestal. Brush the highest with brown sugar glaze (we use a silicone pastry brush for this. It ought to soak in in a short time.
Then, unfold the highest of the layer with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. High with the second cake layer and repeat- glaze, then cream cheese frosting. High with the third cake layer after which frost the cake.
*I wish to frost a skinny (crumb coat) layer of frosting over the cake first. Then I like to relax to agency issues up (10 minutes within the freezer), and end with the second layer of frosting. Embellish nonetheless you want! I used a bench scraper to clean across the sides.
I positioned a small quantity of frosting in a bowl and mixed with extra cinnamon to darken, and piped a spiral on high of the cake utilizing a small spherical piping tip 3. I completed with a big shell border on high and backside of the cake, piped with a 1M piping tip.