5-Minute Cinnamon Cake Recipe

July 1, 2012

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What You Need

  • 1  + 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  pinch salt
  •  large egg


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • chopped walnuts (optional)

What To Do

Preheat Oven at 350

Grease a 13×9 pan.

In a bowl mix all cake ingredients and place in pan.

Sprinkle brown sugar,cinnamon; walnuts on top of cake

Drizzle melted butter over top.

Bake for 30 minutes


5-Minute Cinnamon Cake
: 6-8
  • 1 + ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • large egg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat Oven at 350
  2. Grease a 13x9 pan.
  3. In a bowl mix all cake ingredients and place in pan.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar,cinnamon; walnuts on top of cake
  5. Drizzle melted butter over top.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe is adapted from HERE

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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim T. July 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I make a cinnamon roll cake that’s very similar to this, the main difference is the one I make has a recipe for a glaze to put on the cake when it’s hot. It’s really good!


Natalie July 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

What is the glaze you put on it?


Heather Heverly July 1, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Could us lazy girls do the same thing with the topping only use a box cake mix do you think?


Laura Moore July 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

We lazy girls or always-pressed-for-time girls could definitely use a bought cake mix for this recipe.


Natalie July 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

@ Kim T. What is the glaze you put on it?


Kathy H October 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm

We used a store- bought vanilla glaze by Duncan Hines. Kids loved it!!


Becky A. July 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm

My son and I had “Mommy and me” time and made this together. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I posted a pic of him and the cake on Facebook.
Thanks again!


Kelly B July 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Right away I thought….”Yum!” I would definitely do pecans in this. It kind of looks like pecans in the pic. Are they?


Sara July 2, 2012 at 3:02 am

an easy glaze is just mix powdered sugar with milk… just mix a little milk to alot of powdered sugar and stir… continue adding milk till its the consistency you want


Sawyne July 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Making this right now! Love it.


Tammy July 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Mmmmmm… this looks good! Think I will try a vegan version with almond or soy milk, Earth Balance & egg replacer!


Brandy July 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Tammy – I used light vanilla almond milk as a replacement for the milk and it turned out great. I know it’s not the full substitute list you want to try…but at least now you know a substitute milk will work :) Good luck!


Tammy July 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Thanks Brandy!


Sammi Richardson July 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I just put this cake in the oven!


Anissa July 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I made this last week when we realized an hour before we had to leave for a get together that we were supposed to bring a dessert. I had all the ingredients on hand and the prep time was perfect. It was a huge hit! My husband even requested it for breakfast this morning! Thank you for this recipe.. definitely a keeper.


Budget Savvy Diva July 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Glad you liked it!


Bonnijean M July 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

When I first poured it into the pan, I thought the batter was a little thin, but it turned out great.


ButteryMuffyn August 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I just made this, and immediately had to make a second one because suddenly 6 kids descended on the kitchen and demolished it!!!!


glad August 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm



tessa August 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm

is this supposed to rise? cuz mine didn’t and was pretty thin :-/ wondering if i put it in a smaller container to bake instead of 13×9


Budget Savvy Diva August 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm

It should :)


Crystal August 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Almost done baking, and made a powder sugar glaze for the top!!!


Lauren August 14, 2012 at 1:39 am

I was browsing Pinterest for something to bake and found this recipe. It’s in the oven baking now.


Nicole August 14, 2012 at 2:19 am

Totally pinning this! Thanks :)


Christine August 14, 2012 at 3:23 am

I have only had this in the oven for about 5 minutes and it already smells incredible. I didn’t have any nuts, pecans or walnuts. Darn! And I substituted buttermilk for regular milk. So we shall have to see how this version turns out. But if the aroma is any indication, it’s gonna be great!


Josephine August 23, 2012 at 12:01 am

Saw this on pinterest and it is so yummy! Made it again tonight! When its done I poke holes in it and drizzle evaporated milk over it! It makes it have sweet little pockets!


Shelli September 17, 2012 at 12:40 am

Going to try this – from scratch and with a cake mix. A good all-purpose glaze for just about anything – instead of milk with powdered sugar, use flavored coffee creamer. I think hazelnut creamer with powdered sugar would go well with this cake. Or amaretto!


mrsblocko October 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I made this and wrote about it here.

For some reason the bars were super moist and didn’t want to hold together! They did behave themselves after putting them in the freezer. I thought they tasted better frozen too. My family thought they were awesome, even though they didn’t turn out as expected. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


Olga@StardustDecorStyle November 26, 2012 at 7:51 am

My kind of recipe! Quick and easy! Will try it right now!
Have a lovely day!


Budget Savvy Diva November 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Hope you like it :)


Denise December 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

This recipe looks great. I can’t wait to try it. I’m a little confused though. The cake is pictured in a loaf pan, but the recipe calls for a 9 by 13 pan. Can I use either pan? Thanks for your attention! Happy New Year!


Budget Savvy Diva December 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

It is a 9×13 pan in the picture


Denise December 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

My perception must be off. Thank you so much for your quick reply and for posting this recipe.


crystal January 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Just finished making this. I didn’t use nuts but added a icing sugar glaze and drizzled over cake. Smells amazing. Can’t wait for the reviews. Thanks for sharing!


Tamra January 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Just made this for breakfast .. I added raisins to the batter , then a glaze on top. FANTASTIC!!


Sara January 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I made this with gluten free flour and almond milk. It came out great! Absolutely delicious!


Danelle January 28, 2013 at 1:42 am

This tastes like a cross between cinnamon toast and pecan pie. Delicious!!!


kelly almasy August 18, 2013 at 11:27 am

I didnt use the entire sugar topping because there was already so much in the batter. Also added some raisins to the batter and spinkled some oats and flax meal on the top. We’ll see….


Kerstin September 2, 2013 at 12:13 am

I made this for the first time today minus the walnuts,which I didn’t have on hand..made a powdered sugar icing as well( 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar + 3 tablespoons of Milk ,or more if needed) Might use less sugar next time 😉

All in all an easy and delicious treat!


Wendy Susak October 25, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I added a medium apple chopped, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of apple pie spice to the recipe. Placed the brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter in all together, and poured it on the top ,then swirled it lightly with a knife. After that, I drizzled a powdered sugar frosting on top. I did bake this in a loaf pan however, and made a great treat bread. Yummy.


Sherrie November 22, 2013 at 1:08 am

Just put one in the oven. I was looking for something quick. I didn’t have any milk so I used half and half…hope it works! Also used pecans instead of walnuts. Thanks and we’ll see. =D


Joyce Burgin February 21, 2014 at 2:19 am

I loved reading all the comments and reviews above. Going to try this and add some raisins and apples and glaze just for kicks. Thanks for such an easy go-to recipe!


Anna Kent April 18, 2014 at 4:36 am

I’ve made this many times since I came across it the first time you put it up.it tastes amazing and it’s super simple to make.


Lori April 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm

sounds great will make and take to work for my coworkers


Dorie June 29, 2014 at 12:52 am

In the oven right now! I did put it all together during a TV commercial break! Nice quick recipe, thank you! Can’t wait to have some, thank you! ☺


Sara June 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I hope you like it :)


Kerry March 6, 2015 at 7:58 pm

This was super good but mine didn’t rise very much. I mixed it by hand though, did you use a mixer? Was wondering if that might be the reason. Thank you!


Joanne August 7, 2015 at 3:43 am

I did a search this evening on Pinterest for “dessert quick easy” and found your recipe. It turned out great was easy, fast and delicious! I used almond milk and added coconut to the topping. I will def make this again, thank you!


Sara August 7, 2015 at 2:08 pm

I am so glad you liked it :)


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