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The Ultimate Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cake Recipe

If your favorite cereal is  Cinnamon Toast Crunch, you’re in for a treat that takes your favorite morning indulgence to a whole new level with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cake.

Our cinnamon toast crunch cake recipe is a delightful fusion of moist cinnamon cake layers, creamy frosting, and the irresistible crunch of cinnamon-sugar cereal. 

From your next birthday cake to a a cozy family gathering, this cake is sure to be a hit.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake

Why You’ll Love This Cake

  • Remember those childhood mornings, enjoying a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch while watching cartoons? This cake brings back those fond memories of nostalgic flavors with every bite.
  • The combination of fluffy cake, creamy frosting, and crunchy cereal creates the perfect texture.
  • Despite its impressive appearance and taste, this cake is straightforward to prepare, making it perfect for both novice bakers and seasoned pros.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake

What does Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake taste like?

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake offers a nostalgic flavor reminiscent of the beloved cereal, with a warm blend of cinnamon and sugar. The cake layers are rich and moist, enhanced by a creamy cinnamon buttercream frosting. Adding crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal provides a delightful crunch that contrasts with the soft cake and smooth frosting. Overall, the cake combines multiple textures and flavors, making it a unique and irresistible treat for any occasion.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake

How do you make a Cinnamon Toast cake?

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray 3 9inch baking pans with cooking spray

Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined

Using a standing mixer, beat together the softened butter and sugar until combined and fluffy

Beat in the eggs, one at a time

Beat in the vanilla

Alternate between the dry ingredients and buttermilk. Gradually mix in both ingredients until combined

Divide the cake batter between the 3 cake pans

Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the Cinnamon Toast Crunch frosting, beat together all ingredients except the cereal, using a stand mixer. 

Beat frosting ingredients until smooth and fluffy

Remove cakes from cake pans and cake off the domes from the cakes to make an even round cake layer

Place one cake layer onto the cake board

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake

Scoop 1 C of the frosting onto the top of the cake layer and spread evenly

Sprinkle 1 C crushed cinnamon toast crunch cereal onto the top of the first layer of frosting

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake

Place the second cake layer on top of the first

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake

Spread evenly another C of frosting

Sprinkle 1 C of crushed cereal on top

Place the last layer of cake on top of the second layer

Scoop 1 C frosting into piping bag and set aside

Using remaining cake layer, frost entire cake

Coat the bottom of the cake in the crushed cereal

Using the piping bag, pipe dollops of the frosting on top

Sprinkle some crushed cereal on top

Cut your delicious cake into slices and enjoy!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake

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cinnamon toast crunch cake recipe

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Indulge in the nostalgic flavors of your favorite cereal with this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cake! Featuring moist, cinnamon-spiced layers, creamy buttercream frosting, and the delightful crunch of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, this cake is a treat for any occasion. Easy to make and irresistibly delicious, it’s perfect for birthdays, family gatherings, or whenever you crave a sweet, nostalgic treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 TBSP Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 C buttermilk
  • 1 10in cake board
  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 6 C powder sugar
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3-6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 4 C Crushed Cinnamon toast crunch cereal
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip
  • 1/4 C non crushed cinnamon toast crunch cereal

Instructions

    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

    Spray 3-9" baking pans with cooking spray
    Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined
    Using a standing mixer, beat together the softened butter and sugar until combined and fluffy
    Beat in the eggs, one at a time
    Beat in the vanilla
    Alternate between the dry ingredients and buttermilk. Gradually mix in both ingredients until combined
    Divide the cake batter between the 3 cake pans
    Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
    Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
    To make the Cinnamon Toast Crunch frosting, beat together all ingredients except the cereal, using a stand mixer.
    Beat frosting ingredients until smooth and fluffy
    Remove cakes from cake pans and cake off the domes from the cakes to make an even round cake layer
    Place one cake layer onto the cake board
    Scoop 1 C of the frosting onto the top of the cake layer and spread evenly
    Sprinkle 1 C crushed cinnamon toast crunch cereal onto the top of the first layer of frosting
    Place the second cake layer on top of the first
    Spread evenly another C of frosting
    Sprinkle 1 C of crushed cereal on top
    Place the last layer of cake on top of the second layer
    Scoop 1 C frosting into piping bag and set aside
    Using remaining cake layer, frost entire cake
    Coat the bottom of the cake in the crushed cereal
    Using the piping bag, pipe dollops of the frosting on top
    Sprinkle crushed cereal on top

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