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Cinnamon Roll Apple Cake
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Cinnamon Roll Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

This cinnamon roll apple cake with raisins is made with fresh apples, refrigerated cinnamon roll and topped with a home-made cream cheese icing. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon roll apple cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 391kcal
Author Olya


  • 12.4 oz refrigerated cinnamon roll dough

Cinnamon Roll/Raisin Mixture:

  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup raisins more for decoration

Apple/Brown Sugar Mixture:

  • 2 green apples such as granny smith, peeled and diced in cubes
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Homemade Icing Mixture:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar SIFTED


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • CINNAMON ROLL PREPARATION: Cut up one pack of cinnamon roll dough by dividing it into two 4 pack buns and cutting each stack lengthwise and crosswise (4 times in total).
  • ROLL/CINNAMON/RAISIN MIXTURE: In a medium bowl, combine 2 eggs, ¼ cup milk, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and ¼ cup raisins. Whisk until smooth. Add cinnamon roll pieces to this mixture to allow the them to absorb some of the mixture to prevent sogginess and extended baking time.
  • APPLE/BROWN SUGAR MIXTURE: Heat up 1 tablespoon butter with ½ cup brown sugar in a small pan, add peeled and diced apples (two green apples) and cook them until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • PUTTING THE PIE TOGETHER: Grease 9 inch baking dish with butter (I used round glass one) and pour dough mixture with cut up cinnamon roll onto a greased baking dish, followed by the apple mixture. Sprinkle with additional raisins on top of the apples for decoration. At this point the dish will look like it has extra liquid – this is GOOD. Some of this liquid will be absorbed while cooking AND after it's exposed to air/oxygen when cooling off, resulting in soft and moist bake. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 F.
  • HOMEMADE ICING: Mix 1 cup of SIFTED powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon heavy cream and 4 oz of cream cheese together really well with a whisk. Icing can be spread over the pie with a fork after the pie is cooled off.


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.2mg