Easy Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

by Rachel

A cinnamon roll coffee cake is the best of both worlds: easy and delicious. It can be the perfect accessory to your morning cup of Joe, a lovely dessert after a hefty meal, or a midday snack. This easy cinnamon roll coffee cake makes a great treat for your loved ones too. Do you want to surprise your mother on Mother’s Day or give your kids an early birthday breakfast? This is your cake!

The best thing about this cake is that it’s just as delicious as it is easy to make. You only need a few regular ingredients, most of which you probably already have at home. If you have some time on your hands, prepare for a mouthful of moist cinnamon-y goodness!

How to make the Easy Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake?

Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.

In a large bowl, mix the butter, eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla, baking powder, salt, and milk together until combined.

Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan and pour the cake mixture in there.

To create your topping, mix the butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Pour the topping over the batter and spread it evenly.

Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes at 350 F degrees.

To create your glaze, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl until the mixture becomes the consistency of syrup.

While the cake is still warm, drizzle the glaze over the top. The glaze will set and become hard.

Serve the cake while it’s still warm or at room temperature.

Why is my cinnamon roll coffee cake not holding together?

Coffee cake is meant to be less sturdy and put-together than other cakes, so don’t worry too much about your cake not being in one piece. However, if your cakes consistently fall apart to the point where you can’t even plate them, there’s a solution. Consider putting less baking powder in the mix; it should hold up better!

Why is the topping on my cinnamon roll coffee cake sinking all the way to the bottom?

If your topping keeps ending up at the bottom, check its consistency. Could it be too liquid? If so, you can try adding less butter to it.

What do I do if my batter is too thick?

If your batter is looking a lot like dough, there must have been a mistake in the measurements. Nothing a little bit of milk can’t fix! Make your batter more liquid by adding milk to it and mixing it in. Try to make sure your batter is not too dense, as that would alter the taste and consistency of the cake.

Easy Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Serves: 12-14 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 353 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.5/5
( 2 voted )


  • Cake:
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups milk
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix all the cake ingredients together until well combined.

Pour into a greased 9×13 pan.

For the topping, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined.

Spread evenly on the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

For the glaze, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until it is a consistency like pancake syrup.

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake and it will set into a harder glaze.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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