Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake

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I tried to avoid posting this recipe for a few weeks because I always like adding lots of dessert recipes to my blog much closer to Christmas. But, somehow, I couldn’t NOT post it because its one if the easiest and tastiest cakes I’ve made in a while.

I took some help from the store by using a cake mix to speed things up {because the holidays mean a lot less time spent in the kitchen…at least it does for me!} but if you wanted to make this from scratch, you could definitely use my Double Vanilla Sour Cream Cupcake recipe, swirled with the butter-cinnamon mixture and baked the same way as described below in the recipe.

Incase you were wondering, this cake is the bomb dot com. It’s filled with lots of sweet and buttery crevices that are drizzled and filled with icing. SO good!!

Scroll down to get the printable recipe. {Click the “print” icon in the top right of the recipe box to print.}

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake

Ingredients:

  • white cake mix
  • ingredients to complete cake mix: eggs, oil and water
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • for the icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line half sheet pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Make cake mix according to package directions and spread evenly into sheet pan.
  4. Mix melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together and drizzle across cake batter. Using a butter knife, swirl butter mixture through cake batter.
  5. Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean after being inserted into the cake.
  6. While cake bakes, stir powdered sugar, vanilla and just enough milk to create icing the consistency of white glue.
  7. Remove from oven and cool 5-10 minutes before drizzling with icing. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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  1. What size pan did you use?

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  2. Well, it certainly does look bomb dot com! Hope mine will turn out as photogenic as yours.

    – Charmaine

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  3. Dumb question…what are the measurements of your half sheet pan?

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  4. Good Sunday Morning, up very early made this for three of my grand children who spent the week end with ” granny ” still sleeping but surprise for them upon awakening.
    Plus is came out perfect!

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  5. It looks nice and easy to make on a Sunday morning or for a party. I really enjoy you blog. What a beautiful family!

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  6. I was wondering the same thing. What is the size of a half size sheet cake pan. The largest I have is a jelly roll pan.

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  7. why so we line only half of the sheet pan?

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    • A half sheet pan is an 18×13 pan.

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  8. OH MY GOSH I came right to my computer to print this out. So much faster than waiting for a dough to rise. AND it’s white cake mix!!??!?!? I cannot WAIT to get this in the oven. Thanks Lauren!!

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  9. Sandy, I was wondering the same thing!!

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  10. This looks delicious and looks like something I could make for Christmas morning! Plus my girls would love it! Win-win!! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Og my gosh….to die for! This one is on my “list” to make very soon!

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  12. This looks great! My hubby loves cinnamon rolls, but they are kind of a hassel to make! This looks much easier with a similar end result. Definitely going to try this soon!

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  13. I am going to make this for Christmas! It looks so easy! Hope my kids will eat it! Thank you!

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  14. This is one of my favorite cakes ever! So simple but so so good!

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  15. This looks amazing! ! Yummo!!!

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  16. I am going to make this for Christmas morning.
    Thanks!

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  17. This looks really easy and yummy!

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  18. This is genius! Individual cinnamon rolls always intimidate me, but I could make this and get my “fix”. 😊

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  19. We make something similar called a honeybun cake. Yours looks absolutely divine.

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  20. I can’t wait to make this! Looks amazing.

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  21. OMG that looks so good. Perfect for Christmas morning!

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  22. This looks delicious and easy to make! It will be a great addition to my Christmas brunch!

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  23. I’m going to make this cake for the holidays. Looks delicious!

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  24. Looks fantastic!

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  25. Gotta make this!

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  26. Lauren, This looks great.
    I am always pushed for time and easy recipes are my way to serve tasty and time saving meals to my grandchildren.
    Thank you I will be baking this soon!

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  27. This is the easiest and BEST TASTING cake ever! I made it for my kids in college, and everyone gushed about it! They want me to make it every week for them 🙂

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  28. I have to try the cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning

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  29. I made this and it is easy and excellent!!!

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  30. I can’t believe how easy this cake is to make and I can’t wait to make it. I love that it is made with a cake mix. This is a cake I know my whole family will love.

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  31. My family will love this they are cinnamon roll lovers!

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  32. Can’t wait to try this!

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  33. This sure looks good for Christmas morning.

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  34. I made this for our church Christmas party. It was easy and tasted delicious. Many people asked for the recipe. Sent them right to your site! Thanks!

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  35. I am making this for Christmas morning.

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  36. Thus looks delicious and easy! I think it might be a new tradition in our house instead of cinnamon rolls 😉

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  37. Looks like a new conference breakfast to try!! Yum!

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  38. This looks delish! I want to bake these cinnamon rolls for the holidays! 😊

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  39. Looks delicious and will enjoy making soon – looks WAY easier than cinnamon rolls and makes a large amount too!

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  40. My husband loves cinnamon rolls. I’m making this for Christmas morning. I’m sure he will love it!

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  41. I love cinnamon rolls, I am going to make this for Christmas morning

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  42. This is amazing. Will be making it for Christmas morning!

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  43. Making this Christmas morning.
    Thank you!

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  44. This is the perfect thing to serve Christmas morning! It has just a few ingredients, which I love! So much better than the cinnamon rolls in the store with tons of chemicals in them and just as easy! Thank you for this recipe! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  45. This looks right up my alley! Thanks!

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  46. I made this last night and it is so easy and tasty!

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  47. Thank you for posting this now as it is exactly what I want to make. Your recipies are so perfect and easily made. Am always getting compliments.

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  48. Looks yummy!

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  49. I can’t wait to try this! My hubby loves cinnamon rolls and I think this will be a hit!! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to make this for our Christmas gathering.

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