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Single-Serving Birthday Cake Vegan Cinnamon Roll

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
This recipe creates one large birthday cake vegan cinnamon roll! It is relatively easy to make, delicious, and the best of both worlds!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Rest Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 large cinnamon roll


  • Rolling Pin
  • Cooking thermometer





You Will Also Need

  • Vegan sprinkles



  • In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, yeast, and warmed milk. Let this rest for 10 minutes or until it is super bubbly. If your mix does not get bubbly, this may mean your yeast is old, or the milk was too hot or cold. If this is the case, please start over.
  • Once the yeast mix is frothy, add the vanilla and melted butter into it.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cake mix, and salt.
  • Now, pour the wet mix into the dry mixture and stir until well combined. Using your hands, bring the dough together and form it into a ball. Avoid messing with the dough too much, or you'll create a chewy cinnamon roll.
  • Grease a large mixing bowl with butter, place the dough inside and cover it directly with plastic wrap. Place this in a dark, warm place (such as the oven) and let it rest for one hour.


  • Add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir until evenly combined.

How to Assemble & Bake the Cinnamon Roll

  • After the dough has rested for one hour, dust the counter and the top of the dough with flour. Roll the dough into a rectangle that is 12 inches long and roughly 2 to 3 inches wide. Occasionally lift the dough and sprinkle flour underneath it to keep it from sticking to the counter.
  • Evenly spread the cinnamon sugar filling across the dough, leaving the outer 1/4 edges completely clean.
  • Now, starting from the bottom, roll the dough up as tight as you can. Then, if you want the cinnamon roll to have a slightly cleaner look, trim a tiny slice off one end.
  • Grease a nonstick sheet pan or baking dish with vegan butter. Place the cinnamon roll into the pan, with the clean side that you cut facing up. Gently press down on the cinnamon roll to make it less tall and more round. To help seal the end flap of the dough, I like to tuck it under the bottom of the cinnamon roll slightly.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the cinnamon roll and let it rest in a dark, warm place for one hour.
  • Then, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the plastic wrap off of the cinnamon roll. Place it on the middle oven rack and bake it for 23-25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
  • Allow the cinnamon roll to mostly cool, then cover it with the frosting and sprinkles!


  • Make the frosting just before serving the cinnamon roll. Add all of the ingredients into a small bowl and stir until entirely smooth. I want to note that the frosting you see in the photos is store-bought with added food coloring. However, I have made my frosting several times before, and it is, of course, delicious!
Keyword birthday cake, cake batter, cinnamon roll, single serving cinnamon roll, vegan cinnamon roll, vegan cinnamon rolls recipe
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