Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Slice of Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Roll Cake oozing with Cream Cheese glaze

I am “That Girl”  the pumpkin spice meme’s are made about. I LOVE , LOVE, LOVE pumpkin spiced anything and today is national pumpkin spice day.  When the weather is cooler and the leaves are changing colors I am a pumpkin baking , latte sipping , candle burning fool . With that being said  I will purchase and consume all of the store bought items with the spices of the fall gods that I can get my hands on  . Store bought items will satisfy my cravings but this cake will make anyone  think they died and went to pumpkin patch heaven.

A few years ago my husband was furloughed along with other federal employees and to make ends meet I sold homemade cinnamon rolls. I created several flavors of rolls and my favorite was a pumpkin spiced  cinnamon roll and this is where I got the inspiration for delectable this cake. This  is so much easier than making homemade rolls but provides all the great flavors you would expect from one. This can obviously be enjoyed for breakfast but yummy enough to eat anytime of day. It is best when warm and ooey but once it is cooled just pop it in the microwave a few seconds and it is perfect, that is only if it isn’t devoured before it cools . The cake has the texture of the inside of a soft roll and it has cinnamon and pumpkin spices swirled all around with pockets of spiced yumminess all over. The cream cheese glaze is the perfect topping for this cake. Grab a big glass of milk and get ready to be in pumpkin spiced heaven.

Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon roll cake with a bite taken from it.

This tasty and super easy to make. Begin by mixing flour, salt , baking powder , and pumpkin spice  in a mixing bowl.

Dry ingredients with pumpkin spices

Then add oil, eggs , and canned pumpkin.

Pumpkin egg and sugar added

Blend slightly together slightly

Mixing of ingredients

Slowly add milk stopping to scrape down the sides and mixing well . This could be done in a stand up mixer but I am sometimes a lazy baker and hate dragging out my 650lb mixer, lol.

adding milk to batter

Once everything is blended pour into a prepared 9×13 baking dish. I use a baking spray with flour in it but do what you prefer. Oiled and floured pan is also acceptable.

Batter poured into baking dish

In a small mixing bowl prepare the filling. Room temp butter, brown sugar, flour , cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

Mixing of cinnamon mixture

After mixing it well drop spoonfuls of filling mix all over the cake.

dabs of cinnamon mixture added to cake batter

With a butter knife carefully swirl the mixture into the cake being sure not the scrape the bottom of the pan.

Swirling the cinnamon Mixture into cake batter

Pop into a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. While the cake is baking prepare your glaze. Place cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk into a bowl.

ingredients of the cinnamon glaze

Mix well adding milk to the consistency that makes you happy.

Mixed cream cheese glaze

After 35 minutes check  the cake , a toothpick should come out clean. Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes

Baked cake without glaze

Now it is time for the perfect topping to this yumminess. Spoon the cream cheese glaze over the warm cake.

Spooning the bream cheese glaze onto cake


Whole pumpkin spiced cinnamon roll cake with cream cheese glaze

Don’t worry guys you can eat this cake and nobody will take away your man card !!


Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

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  • 3 cups all Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spices
  • 1 cup plain canned pumpkin.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

For the swirled Filling:

  • 1 stick room temperature butter
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour

For the Glaze:

  • 4 oz Room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp milk and more if you want it thinner


  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9x13 baking dish with baking spray with flour
  • In a mixing bowl mix together flour, salt, baking powder and pumpkin spices
  • Add oil , pumpkin, eggs and sugar to the flour mixture
  • Begin to beat the mixture together and slowly add the milk . Scraping down the sides when needed
  • Once the mixture is mixed well pour into the prepared baking dish
  • Prepare the filling by mixing together room temp butter, pumpkin, cinnamon , pumpkin spice, brown sugar and flour
  • Once the filling is blended well drop spoonfuls of it all over the cake
  • Carefully swirl it into the cake mix . Make sure you don't scrape the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 35 minutes. Since all ovens are different test with a toothpick and it should come out clean when done.
  • While the cake is baking make the glaze. Place cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl.
  • Start with adding 3-4 Tablespoons of milk and mixing the glaze to a thick consistency . Set aside and cover with a towel until ready to be used
  • Once the cake is done let it cool for 10 minutes
  • Spoon and spread glaze over warm cake .
  • Best served warm but if it cools warm in the microwave for a few seconds
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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Gloria Duggan
Gloria Duggan
4 years ago

I am NOT looking forward to cooler weather. I AM looking forward to everything pumpkin!! I could eat pumpkin ALL year long. This looks like a delicious and easy dessert.

Chef Dennis
4 years ago

Fall is coming..and so are PUMPKINS! This Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze is really making me crave! Must try this now.

Kelly Anthony
Kelly Anthony
4 years ago

This is a great quick option when you are craving a cinnamon roll but don’t have the time. I’m counting down the days until the weather changes!


This looks like a great fall dessert. I’ve been missing all things pumpkin and I can’t wait to try this beautiful cake!

4 years ago

I can’t believe pumpkin season is just around the corner! I love summer, and don’t want it to end, but looking forward to all the squashes and pumpkins and delicious recipes like this one!

Paula - Vintage Kitchen

I’m so glad we’ll be flooded with pumpkin recipes soon. This cake sounds fabulous! And so much easier than making the rolls. Thanks for sharing!

Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen

That glaze is just EVERYTHING! This is such a yummy treat for fall, bookmarking to make in a couple of weeks!

4 years ago

Oh man, the furlough was nuts, wasn’t it? I don’t work for the government (I’m in science), but I lived in DC for 12 years and the majority of my friends are still in DC or northern Virginia and are government employees and were furloughed for so long. It’s kind of fun that you were able to bake cinnamon rolls as a way to bring in some income while you waited for a paycheck!

4 years ago

OMG!! I need these in my life so bad!! I love cinnamon buns but they are too much work to make, this Cinnamon Roll Cake is literally the perfect option for me plus it has pumpkin! Perfect for what I need!! Thanks!

Marisa F. Stewart
Marisa F. Stewart
4 years ago

I don’t look forward to cooler weather but I do love all of the flavors of fall. Pumpkin and cinnamon are two of my favorites. This cinnamon roll cake is just the recipe to fill in that flavor craving. A recipe keeper for sure.

Analida Braeger
4 years ago

This is one of my favorite things about fall! This glaze looks so delicious as it is glistening in these photos. Will try this 🙂

Two Healthy Kitchens
Two Healthy Kitchens
4 years ago

It’s that time again… Pumpkin Time! Yay! And this scrumptious cake is the perfect way to celebrate! I love the addition of warm, homey cinnamon. And cream cheese glaze? Yes! Sign me up! 🙂 Your step-by-step photos really help make it so clear how it all comes together, too!