Cinnamon Roll Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Frosting

Is it a breakfast treat? A trendy new dessert? You make the call – with our luscious Cinnamon Roll Cake. Rolled full of cinnamon flavor, McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Cinnamon & Nutmeg with Chia Seasoning adds the warm spice you’d expect, with a subtle, nutty crunch. Glazed with a sophisticatedly sweet lemon mascarpone frosting, this recipe is a keeper.

Serves: 16
  • Cinnamon Roll Cake:
  • Lemon Mascarpone Frosting:
20 mins Prep time 40 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
40 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. For the Cinnamon Roll Cake, dissolve yeast in warm water in small bowl. Set aside. Mix milk, granulated sugar, 1/3 cup of the melted butter, egg and salt in large bowl. Add 2 cups of the flour; mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture and remaining 1 1/2 cups flour; mix until a smooth, soft dough forms. Knead dough on lightly floured work surface 5 to 10 minutes or until dough bounces back when pressed. Place dough in a large, well greased bowl. Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel. Place bowl in a warm, draft-free place, about 85°F, to rise until it’s doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  • Mix brown sugar and Seasoning in small bowl. Set aside. Roll out dough on lightly floured work surface to a 16x12inch rectangle. Brush dough with remaining 6 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar mixture.

  • Cut into 2-inch wide strips. Roll up 1 strip starting at the short end. Place roll on top of second strip and continue rolling, so that the second strip wraps around the first roll. Place cut-side down in pie pan and continue to wrap remaining strips around cinnamon roll, one at a time, to form one giant cinnamon roll.

  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Meanwhile, for the Frosting, mix all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cinnamon roll. Cut into wedges to serve.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tips:

  • If kitchen is below 70°F, heat oven to 120°F; when heated, turn oven off and place dough in oven to rise.
  • If using an electric stand mixer, instead of kneading dough, beat on medium speed with dough hook attachment for 5 to 10 minutes before allowing to rise.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 262Calories: 262Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Sodium: 224mgProtein: 4g
  • Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 1gCarbohydrate: 39g