Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

This Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake has all of the flavors of a cinnamon roll and is so moist and tender it melts in your mouth! From
This Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake has all of the flavors of a cinnamon roll and is so moist and tender it melts in your mouth! From

Is it Friday yet??

This has been an uber stressful week!

It started off with cell phone issues. I got an alert on my phone that said

Your phone is corrupt and could be dangerous to use!

What does that mean? Is it going to blow up in my hand?? Are Ninjas going to jump out of the shadows at me? Holy crap!

I Googled what was going on and blah blah blah, long story short, my phone is a POS. There were several instances of this kind of thing happening with my brand of phone. Some people said you could do a factory reset.


That didn't work. Warnings kept popping up and programs kept crashing.

I took it into my carrier and was told "We can't do anything about it here". They said that I needed to take it to a shop the next town over and drop it off. Then they would send me a new phone.....sometime in the next few days.

Next few days?

Raise your hand if your cell phone is the ONLY phone you have.

There is NO way I could be without a phone for a few days.

Sooooo we are changing carriers. New phones should be here tomorrow, send the old phones in, and bing bang book problem solved.

Although the constant crashing, programs disappearing, and screen lock ups may drive me completely batty before the new phones get here!

This Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake has all of the flavors of a cinnamon roll and is so moist and tender it melts in your mouth! From

Then I had two slow cooker recipes going at once for the blog. I was all proud of myself multitasking and all that good stuff.

But the power company said "oh no you don't" and we lost electricity for 2 hours, in the middle of the cooking process.

FAIL *sigh* Food tasted good but looked awful!!

So those recipes are back on the To-Do List.

This Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake has all of the flavors of a cinnamon roll and is so moist and tender it melts in your mouth! From

Then the cable locked up on me, in the middle of the night, while I was home alone and Kevin was at work.

I was right in the middle of a binge watching session.


It took me about 20 minutes to get it all back and working properly.

This Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake has all of the flavors of a cinnamon roll and is so moist and tender it melts in your mouth! From

So, what do I do when everything is falling apart and I want to run screaming into the hills?

Bake a cake.
Isn't that what everybody does 

I can tell you that one bite of this cake and all I could think about was wanting another bite! It is that good! It is so good I was tempted, for a hot second, to hide it from Kevin and keep it all to myself.

Then I thought about how mean that would be, and how many calories that meant for my behind, and I decided that sharing is caring.

But, if you decide to keep it all to yourself I will totally understand.

And your secret is safe with me 

This Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake has all of the flavors of a cinnamon roll and is so moist and tender it melts in your mouth! From

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake Recipe

This cake brings everything to the table. It has all of the great flavors of a cinnamon roll and is so moist it melts in your mouth.
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 30 mins


For the Cake
  • 1 16.25-ounce bag of white cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
For the Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Frosting
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water or milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, milk, water, and butter. With an electric hand mixer, beat on low just until combined, then turn speed up to medium, and mix 2 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. While the cake is baking, stir together butter, brown sugar, condensed milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  6. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the cake (I poked about 35 to 40). Allow cake to cool a bit.
  7. Pour filling mixture over warm cake, gently spreading with a spatula as necessary.
  8. Let cake cool completely.
  9. To make the frosting, beat together cream cheese and butter until combined.
  10. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk or water. Beat together until well-combined. Add additional milk or water to achieve desired consistency.
  11. Spread frosting over room temperature cake.
  12. Enjoy immediately, or chill until it is time to eat.
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Recipe adapted from I Heart Eating

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  1. Ohh wow this is that one dessert that after one bite you feel all warm and happy inside. This looks really delicious.

  2. My hand is up. My cell phone is my only phone so not having it would be a big problem especially since I need it for work. Well at least when things were not working out you had an amazing cake for consolation

  3. Sometimes electronics give the weirdest messages. The other day I tried to save something and my computer said I was not authorized to review - WHAT? my computer so if I am not authorized who is? And who is reviewing?

    1. Haha it is crazy isn't it? I hate fighting with my computer!

  4. OK if my phone told me that I probably would have freaked out a little I mean what?! I hope your week gets a little less stressful from here on in.

  5. I can't remember the last time I had a scrumptious poke cake like this one looks and sounds. And cinnamon roll at that. I could probably eat this 3 times a day.
    P.S. I'm raising my hand. My cell phone is the only phone I have.

  6. I hate when a phone freaks out. I was in Orlando once, def. hours from home and my phone did a hard drive update. It had never done one before and I needed the GPS (which didn't come back up until long after I got home). Thankfully I had OnStar at the time to get me home! The cake looks good!

  7. Yikes! I would freak if my phone done that and would totally switch carriers too. As for the recipe sounds AMAZING. Can't wait to try it.

  8. I will be making this soon! I love anything that has to do with cinnamon rolls.

    I'd be a little freaked out if I got that message on my cell phone. How odd!

  9. That looks so great - and anything with a condensed cream in it has me at "hello!" Great recipe and we will try this over the weekend!

  10. Yummy! It looks like you have cool recipe. I would love to try it out sometime.

  11. Ok your start of the week sounds absolutely terrible, I too am hoping for this week to end so I can start to enjoy life again

  12. I am so sorry the start of your week was so hard! This cake looks delicious though and I can't wait to give it a try. YUMMY!

  13. My daughter loves cinnamon, so I bet she would enjoy this! Guess I need to try it out for her!

  14. I am the same, I bake a cake if I'm feeling down, stressed or having a bad day. That looks so delicious! I will definitely try this!

  15. I love cinnamon rule! So delicious! I am obsessed with the flavor! Cinnamon is so perfect for fall!

  16. I love cinnamon rules! Does this mean I can have cake for breakfast?

  17. My daughter and I will definitely be making this cake. My daughter loves cinnamon rolls and it looks so amazing, fluffy, and delicious.

  18. What a great idea! All the flavor of cinnamon rolls without the time consuming baking! I need to try this.

  19. When it rains it pours! What a nightmare and sorry to hear all of that happened. The Cinnamon Poke Cake looks AMAZING though, and I will be pinning for later!

    1. Yay!! I hope you make it soon. Although, I need to warn you, it is addictive. I want one every week now!!

  20. It is awesome. My children must be addictive to these. I will think about make collection of recipes for sure. Thanks.

  21. Shut up and take my money! This looks to die for! I'm totally making this tonight!

    1. Haha!! I actually just had someone ask how much I would charge to make this for them! I am excited you are going to make it, it is pretty bomb! Now I want to make it again!!

  22. This recipe for cinnamon roll poke cake sounds amazing. I love cinnamon rolls and this cake would maybe be better than a cinnamon roll. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  23. Wow! So delicious! I am obsessed with the flavor! Cinnamon is so perfect for fall! Thanks!

    Sarah @ Single Parent Meal Planning

  24. I want one every week now!! Thanks you!