Quick Cinnamon Roll Cake Casserole

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Today, I’m sharing a recipe that will skyrocket your store-bought cinnamon rolls and you may never eat them plain again!

This cinnamon roll cake is a combination of cinnamon rolls, nuts, spice cake and buttery streusel topping.

It’s the perfect morning casserole for a weekend brunch or Christmas breakfast before you open gifts.

cinnamon roll casserole serving on plate
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There are so many ways to doctor up a box cake mix and this one is next level. I love a yummy recipe that doesn’t take me away from my family for too long.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Roll Casserole Ingredients

Here’s what you need to shop for to make this easy recipe.

If you are more of an orange rolls person, be sure to check out my cranberry orange rolls next!

cinnamon roll casserole ingredients
  • Refrigerated cinnamon rolls (with icing)
  • Whipped cream cheese frosting
  • Cinnamon Streusel box mix (you’ll use both the cake mix and the topping)
  • Butter
  • Chopped walnuts

If you want to put this together the night before, simply refrigerate until you are ready to bake.

How to Make It

Because we are taking shortcuts by using canned rolls and a boxed cake mix, this won’t take long at all!

Yes, there is a time and place for homemade cinnamon rolls.

This is not that time.

Let’s do it.

First, preheat the oven to 350°F.

Pop your can of cinnamon rolls and set the icing aside. Then, separate each roll and place them in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish prepared with nonstick cooking spray.

cinnamon rolls in pan

This recipe calls for the larger rolls, but the smaller size works too.

Using a rubber spatula, carefully spread the cream cheese frosting over the layer of cinnamon rolls.

Sprinkle about half the chopped nuts evenly over the frosting.

Then, add the dry cake mix and top with butter slices.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole steps copy

In a small bowl, add the streusel cinnamon topping with the rest of the walnuts and toss together.

Add the topping layer over the butter layer.

Bake in the oven for 40-45 mins or until golden brown.

After baking, drizzle icing from the cinnamon roll package over the warm cake.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Casserole Baked with serving on spoon

Print the Recipe

This easy cinnamon roll cake recipe is the best cake mix hack to use when you need something delicious in a hurry.

Melted butter, cinnamon sugar, and spice cake are the flavors of fall if you ask me. Be sure to cover leftovers with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to reheat.

Let me know what you think in the comments and I’d love for you to rate the recipe after you make it!

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

4.80 from 5 votes
Make this cinnamon roll casserole using our box mix shortcut with a sweet and nutty buttery topping. Great for special days when you want a decadent treat!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Yield: 12


  • 1 can refrigerated cinnamon rolls, with icing
  • 1 can cream cheese frosting (whipped_
  • 1 box Cinnamon Streusel cake mix
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, sliced
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Divide cinnamon rolls and place in the bottom of the baking dish
  • Spread whipped frosting over the rolls covering them completely
  • Sprinkle half the chopped nuts over the frosting
  • Cover with the cake mix
  • Slice butter and place in rows across the top of the cake mix.
  • Sprinkle streusel topping from the cake mix and the rest of the walnuts on top of the butter layer.
  • Bake for 40-45 mins until golden brown
  • Drizzle with the icing from the cinnamon roll package
  • Serve warm and enjoy


Serving: 1g, Calories: 426kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 469mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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