13 Reviews

This was good and fast. I prefer yeast-y cinnamon rolls, but that's definitely not fast. Next time, I think it would be better to put in 1/2 the batter, then 1/2 the cinnamon mix, repeat, and then swirl. Put 1 tsp vanilla in the icing and used Costco Saigon cinnamon which is pretty strong. Probably should have used part applesauce for the oil, but didn't.

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sheepdoc May 26, 2012

5 stars! I made the icing with water (mis-read the recipe), otherwise made as written. I used one of the grocery stores own brand of butter cake mix (that cost 60 cents) and it worked a treat. I let the cake stand for about 15 minutes, stabbed about 20 holes all over it (using a chop stick) and added the icing on top. Thanks for posting - I am making this one again!

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cookingpompom November 26, 2013

Lol muffin tins. Not twins ;)

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nataree August 22, 2014

WOW! Made exactly as written. So very good & SWEET. We love cinnamon rolls for breakfast around here, this would be a nice change up once in a while. I made this around dinnertime today and I don't think our cake will make an appearance for breakfast. may just have to whip up another....

The icing makes this, do NOT leave it off.

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Shabby Sign Shoppe June 08, 2012

This is an exceptional cake. I expected it to be fine, maybe even good, but it is AMAZING. So wonderfullly sweet and cinnamony, with a beautifully dense and moist cake base. Quite simply awesome. I halved the recipe and used a cake mix clone Homemade Yellow Cake Mix (Subtitute 18.25oz Betty Crocker Box) #472383, it still baked for 40,minutes and came out perfectly.

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under12parsecs April 06, 2012

Great recipe! I ran short on applesauce, so substituted part of it with plain yogurt. Also forgot to add the icing at the end - no matter! I "liked" the cake when I first made it. The crunchy topping was nice. Mine didn't swirl real well, it was mostly on top of the cake but I hated to overswirl, so didn't. The next day, and even more the day after that, I fell in love with the cake! It got all gooey and moist - absolutely fantastic! I thought I would like it less as it sat, but I wound up liking it even more! The cake mix makes preparation a snap too. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

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Julie F October 13, 2011

I made this cake this afternoon as we love both cake and cinnamon rolls. It is delicious. I think it would make a wonderful coffee cake to take to an event and plan to do so in the future. I might even add some pecans because my cinnamon rolls always have them. Thanks for the recipe lilsweetie.

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PatM May 30, 2009

Everyone loved this cake. It was easy to prepare and tasted wonderful. I warmed each piece up in the microwave for about 20 seconds before serving and it was nice and it made the icing nice and gooey.Thanks for sharing

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joecountry350 May 28, 2009

This is heavenly, delicious, so easy to make. Better then cinnamon rolls by far. I triple the cinnamon, also for topping I use same bowl that I used for cake mix. You don't want to melt your butter, just get it soft.

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Darlyne W. June 07, 2015

We enjoyed this cake very much. It wasn't as sweet as I thought it would be...but was absolutely perfect the day after baking. The icing and brown sugar mixture fused into one another providing a wonderful treat. The cake was moist and tender. Thank you for sharing this quick and easy to make recipe. I will be making this again. Made for What's on the Menu? Tag Game 2015.

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Baby Kato March 09, 2015
Quick Cinnamon Roll Cake