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This Easy Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake Uses Boxed Cake Mix

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 25 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 55 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 15.25 oz box of vanilla or white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

For the cinnamon filling:

  • 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk (half the can)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9"x13" casserole dish.

2

Use an electric mixer to beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs together in a mixing bowl until batter is smooth, about 30 seconds.

3

Pour the cake batter evenly into the pan. Bake for 29-33 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes back clean. Let the cake cool completely.

4

Use a whisk to mix up the sweetened condensed milk, melted butter, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar for the cinnamon filling in a medium-sized bowl until smooth.

5

Use the back of a wooden spoon to poke holes throughout the cake. Pour the cinnamon sugar filling in the holes.

6

Now for the frosting, in a bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla extract, and then the powdered sugar.

7

Frost the cake with the cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle a little additional cinnamon for garnish on top. Enjoy!

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cinnamon roll poke cake

Love soft cake and gooey cinnamon rolls?! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Here’s a dessert idea that combines the flavors and textures from a fluffy cake and a doughy roll into a yummy cinnamon roll poke cake! This is a fun and easy cake anyone can bake too because it starts out with a simple vanilla boxed cake mix, but tastes as if it came from a fancy bakery.

The three-step process of baking the cinnamon roll poke cake, whipping up the cinnamon filling, and making the frosting may seem a little involved, but it’s actually very easy to pull off.

serving a slice of cinnamon roll cake

In fact, this would be a yummy coffee cake to consider to serve at breakfast or brunch. It has a classic homemade cream cheese frosting that pairs so well with the soft cake and cinnamon filling.

The result is a decadent cake that my entire family loved, and I think yours will, too!

ingredients for cinnamon roll poke cake

pouring cake batter in a pan

Tips for baking cinnamon roll poke cake:

  • A poke cake means you’ll be making holes in a baked cake, then pouring the filling over the holes, and the mixture will sink inside them nicely. The end of a wooden spoon works great for making your holes in the cake after baking and cooling it.
  • Make sure for the frosting your butter and cream cheese are softened so they will whip together nice and smoothly. Using them cold can cause the frosting to be lumpy.
  • After frosting your cake, you can sprinkle the top with a bit more ground cinnamon for garnish to make it look pretty. Next time, I may consider sprinkling the top with walnuts or pecans for a yummy crunch!

poking a cake with wooden spoon

cinnamon poke cake process

spreading on frosting to cinnamon

cinnamon roll poke cake in casserole dish

eating cinnamon roll poke cake with fork


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Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 25 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 55 MINUTES

Cinnamon roll flavors in a soft cake form topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 15.25 oz box of vanilla or white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

For the cinnamon filling:

  • 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk (half the can)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9"x13" casserole dish.

2

Use an electric mixer to beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs together in a mixing bowl until batter is smooth, about 30 seconds.

3

Pour the cake batter evenly into the pan. Bake for 29-33 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes back clean. Let the cake cool completely.

4

Use a whisk to mix up the sweetened condensed milk, melted butter, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar for the cinnamon filling in a medium-sized bowl until smooth.

5

Use the back of a wooden spoon to poke holes throughout the cake. Pour the cinnamon sugar filling in the holes.

6

Now for the frosting, in a bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla extract, and then the powdered sugar.

7

Frost the cake with the cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle a little additional cinnamon for garnish on top. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from Delish.com

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

cinnamon roll poke cake in casserole dish with slice on plate

slice of cinnamon roll poke cake

This cinnamon roll poke cake is a slice of heaven!

If you’re looking for an easy yet creative cake to make, definitely consider this delicious one!


My Hip sidekick and recipe tester, Jenna, tried this one out for me and here’s what she had to say –

cinnamon roll poke cake

“Oh I just love poke cakes! As for the cake, the ingredients, time, and temperature worked out beautifully. The cinnamon filling was super flavorful (just like the filling of a cinnamon roll) and the whole process was a lot of fun! The frosting was by far my favorite part! It was just like the frosting on a cinnamon roll, so it made this cake in my opinion.” – Jenna


Love cream cheese desserts? These sopapilla bars are delicious!

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Comments 10

  1. Julie

    Lina this looks delicious but you need to slow down on the recipes I can’t keep up I am constantly putting your recipes in my recipe book after making. Now I have to go make this cake thanks for all you do

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha! Thanks Julie! Enjoy this πŸ’•

    • GTgrad

      Right?!?! I just pinned one yesterday and haven’t even bought the ingredients yet! I guess I can get the stuff for this one at the same time! πŸ˜„

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Haha πŸ˜‚ Yes good thinking! Enjoy πŸ˜‰

  2. Sherry

    Thank you Lina.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Sherry! Enjoy πŸ’•

  3. SueJo

    Looks so yummy! I also love poke cakes!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay!! This one is so good 😊

  4. Justine

    Oooh yummy! I have some box cake mixes I wanted to use up, and this looks like a great way to do that! Also, I appreciate how you formatted the recipe so that it is printer-friendly without the big pictures included. Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes! We listened and changed that up – thanks for noticing and enjoy this yummy cake πŸ₯°

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