Cinnamon Bun Poke Cake


Cinnamon Bun Poke Cake

Cinnamon Bun Poke Cake
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15 Min

No sticky fingers here! With our recipe for Cinnamon Bun Poke Cake, you get to enjoy all of the goodness of sweet and sticky cinnamon buns in cake form! This poke cake is filled with a sweet cinnamon filling and topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting for lots of dessert deliciousness.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (15.25 oz) package white cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add batter and bake according to package directions; let cool slightly. 
  2. Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes about 1-inch apart all over top of cake. In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 cup condensed milk; mix well. Pour cinnamon mixture into holes and spread evenly over top of cake. Let cake cool completely.
  3. To make frosting, in a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter until creamy. Add 1 tablespoon condensed milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and, slowly, beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread frosting evenly over top of cake. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 438
  • Calories from Fat 211
  • Total Fat 23g 36 %
  • Saturated Fat 11g 56 %
  • Trans Fat 0.4g 0 %
  • Protein 4.2g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 85mg 28 %
  • Sodium 375mg 16 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 54g 18 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4 %
  • Sugars 44g 0 %

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Have made this twice, first time as written, okay. Second time, used French vanilla cake mix, a generous teaspoon of cinnamon, and a teaspoon of LorAnn oils cinnamon emulsion, and allowed the frosted cake to stand in the refrigerator until well chilled. WOW!! what a difference. This is now part of my go-to cake recipes. French vanilla

Tried this recipe? What did you think?

I made this fo work. They went crazy over it. It was gone in no time. It is a very decedent cake. Taste just like a cinnamon bun without the mess. Decadent

I make this for my someone special as he just loves it and really likes the cinnamon

I have made this for someone special and his family. It got rave review comments, they loved it

....and I keep saying that I have enough poke recipes and don't need anymore!!!! YEAH! RIGHT! I have a three ring note full of them and still copy and bake!!!!

OH MY GOSH! DOes THIS sound delicious! I know this will be a keeper. I make the birthday cakes for our 'Silver Belles' (older ladies) luncheons and I KNOW this will bring lots of compliments!!!!


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