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A piece of Cinnamon Swirl Cake on a white plate with a red background.

Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Cake is like a cinnamon roll in cake form. Sweet cinnamon crumble swirled through a white cake and topped with luscious cream cheese frosting. To die for!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake, Cinnamon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 717kcal
Author Elise Donovan


  • 9x13 inch pan



Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Prepare white cake mix according to package directions.
  • In separate bowl, combine cinnamon, graham cracker crumbs, butter and brown sugar.
  •  Stir until combined and crumbly.
  • Pour half of the cake batter into pan. 
  • Sprinkle half of the cinnamon mixture over batter, then run a knife through it to swirl. 
  • Repeat using remaining cake batter and cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake according to cake package directions.
  • Frosting: Beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar until desired consistency.
  • Spread over cooled cake.
  • Optional garnish: Reserve a little cinnamon mixture to sprinkle over cake. I usually don't do this, I like it all INSIDE the cake, but since it's that way in the picture I thought I better mention it!



I love to serve this cake while still slightly warm!


Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 91g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2.3mg