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Gooey Cinnabun Cake with Vanilla Icing Drizzled on top

Buttery Cinnabun Cake

An ultra-moist cinnamon cake with a gooey cinnamon swirl and drizzled with a sweet vanilla icing.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


For the Cake:

  • 3 Cups Flour
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ Cups Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Stick Real Butter Melted

For the Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 2 sticks real butter softened
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 Cups nuts optional

For the Vanilla Icing:

  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla


  • 1. In an electric or stand mixer mix the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla. Once combined well, slowly stir in melted butter. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nuts until well combined. Drop evenly over cake batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center.
  • Place powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!