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Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Light and Delicious Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake is a Perfect Recipe for a Holiday morning.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Flavorful
Servings: 12
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Janna/Fit As A Fiddle Life


Cinnamon Roll Cake

  • 4 tbsp butter divided into 2 tbsp portions
  • 2 tbsp sugar divided into 1 tbsp portions
  • 1 lg egg whisked
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp yeast active, dry
  • 1/3 cup water lukewarm
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Sugar Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Struesel Topping

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp shortening melted


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • salt pinch


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Gather butter and egg and allow to come to room temperature.

Preparing Dough

  • Proof yeast by mixing 1 tablespoon sugar in 1/3 cup water. Mix in yeast and set aside.
  • Cream 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon sugar in stand mixer bowl. Add whisked egg and mix well.
  • Mix baking soda in sour cream and add to butter, sugar, and egg mixture.
  • Add dry ingredients, yeast, and lemon juice to mixing bowl and combine with wet ingredients.
  • Mix well. Switch to a dough hook and knead on level 2 for approximately 10 minutes until the dough becomes smooth. Dough will be slightly wet and sticky to the touch. Resist adding additional flour.
  • Drizzle a clean mixing bowl with olive oil and use a paper towl to coat the entire internal surface.
  • Add the dough to the oil treated mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place bowl in a dark and warm are to allow to rise for apporximately 90 minutes. Look for the dough to double in size.

Forming the Cake Ring

  • Press and roll dough into a large rectangle approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons melted butter on surface of the dough.
  • Sprinkle an even coating of the filling mixture (1/4 cup of sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon).
  • From the long side of the dough, begin to tightly roll dough into a log. The dough may still be sticky so coat your hands in flour if needed. Once a log is formed, connect dough to form a ring.
  • Spray bundt pan with cooking spray. Transfer dough ring to bundt pan.

Streusel Topping

  • Mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted shortening until well blended.
  • Sprinkle topping evenly over cake.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm area of kitchen to rise.
  • Allow dough to rise for approximately 1 hour until double in size.
  • Bake on lower rack of oven for 20 minutes until internal temperature reaches 200 degrees F.
  • Take a knife and carefully run along the edge of the pan to loosen cake.
  • Take a rack and place over the cake. Flip upside down and then transfer streusel side up to a serving plate.
  • Mix icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cake while warm.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg