Baked Cinnamon Pancake Cake

If you’re looking to spruce up your breakfast game, this Baked Cinnamon Pancake Cake is sure to do the trick!

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If you’re looking to spruce up your breakfast game, this Baked Cinnamon Pancake Cake is sure to do the trick! I must be honest; this recipe came about when I had a houseful of guests for the weekend and four kids that were clamoring for pancakes. If you are looking for simple pancakes,try my homemade, from scratch basic pancake recipe.

a slice of Baked Cinnamon Pancake Cake in a white plate with syrup

Don’t get me wrong, my kids are completely capable of making pancakes on their own, but I really wanted to keep my kitchen intact and the kids happily playing with their cousins.I also didn’t feel like flipping pancakes, I wanted to sit and visit with the adults instead of standing at the stove. So, I took my favourite pancake recipe from my Grandma, whipped it up and poured it into a greased 9×13 pan. I swirled cinnamon into the top of the batter and popped it into the oven.

And pancake magic happened.

For this post I have partnered with Life’s Simple Ingredients  to talk about all things wheat – which is an incredibly easy thing for me to do. Wheat products are a vital part of my every day cooking and baking and even more so during the holiday season!

Honestly, if we stopped to think about how much flour alone we all go through while doing our holiday baking it would be a staggering amount, I am sure!

a plate with a slice of baked pancake with syrup ready for breakfast

While I may use primarily white flour in my holiday baking, I also use whole wheat flour (which you can use in this recipe as well for a nuttier flavour) and one of my very favourite treats in the world simply must use wheat – my Puffed Wheat Squares recipe!  Realizing that one of my very favourite recipes has wheat in the actual recipe name made me laugh, as I realized how we all get used to wheat in our everyday baking and cooking and we don’t even think twice about it!

Now of course being an Alberta girl, I am on board with helping promote Alberta wheat products. I think that we have been bombarded over the past few years with a lot that makes us feel guilty about eating wheat and carbs, which annoys me to no end.

It’s all about moderation and eating wheat products fits right into a healthy, balanced diet. Homemade pizza crusts on a Friday night for a massive vegetarian pizza (my favourite!), scones and fruit for breakfast and yes, desserts for a treat.

close up of Baked Cinnamon Pancake Cake with syrup

This Baked Cinnamon Pancake Cake was whipped up using all-purpose flour that I always have on hand and I honestly don’t know what I would do if I didn’t always have flour on hand. It’s such an integral part of my work and feeding my family that it would It seems that the best things for breakfast are made with wheat: French toast, pancakes, quiches with golden flakey crusts…all those need wheat products.

Now this recipe is a lifesaver and I honestly don’t know if I am every going to whip up pancakes in their normal form for a while. The kids went crazy over it, Mike loved it and I am in love with how little work it was for me to make!

Happy baking everyone!



Baked Cinnamon Pancake Cake

If you’re looking to spruce up your breakfast game, this Baked Cinnamon Pancake Cake is sure to do the trick!
4.99 from 56 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten well
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Combine the egg, milk, oil and vanilla in a large measuring cup. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients then pour the wet ingredients in. Mix until combined and there are no lumps in the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and tap once or twice on the counter to remove any air bubbles. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top then using a knife swirl the cinnamon until it’s dispersed evenly on top of the batter.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove and slice, serving while hot.

Recipe Notes

You can add blueberries, or other spices to this and customize it to your own liking! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 185kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 174mg, Potassium: 285mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 115IU, Calcium: 145mg, Iron: 1.4mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Savannah says

    Impressive. I was told input my brothers infamous waffles to shame lol5 stars

  2. Amy says

    Fan favorite with a bunch of picky eaters. I doubled the recipe and it was nice and thick. Had to cook a little longer, but it came out fantastic!5 stars

  3. Janet says

    This is great! And for diabetics, if you use artificial granulated sweetener and sugar free syrup, it is REALLY tasty without the worries of sugar.

  4. Catherine says


  5. Laura Raymond says

    Karlynn, Could buttermilk be substituted for some or all of the milk?

  6. Kim says

    I liked the Recipe. I just didn’t need all the Extra marketing she had to mention. I hate that In a Recipe.4 stars

  7. Molly says

    This was great! It was easy and the texture is awesome.5 stars

  8. Debi says

    Hi there!

    I am looking to make a pancake flavored layer cake for a “brunch themed” birthday party coming up. Do you think this cake would hold up to layering? I would freeze the layers before assembling and frosting but I just don’t know if it would be too soft to hold up. Thank you! 🙂

  9. Katie says

    I made this as a 2 pm depression breakfast and halfway through realized I didn’t have milk so I substituted sour cream. Still came out really good.5 stars

  10. Jennifer says

    We tried this recipe during the beginning of our isolation….we wanted a recipe that was new and fun, and something that used the ingredients we had on hand in the pantry. This fed our little family of three happily over two mornings and we all loved it. We have passed this on to several families that have larger groups to feed and its been reported back as a hit all around! Will be keeping this in our books as a favourite. Thanks Karlynn!5 stars

    • Ida A Pearce says

      Thanks Jennifer – I was / am in the same situation – I’m going to make it today in isolation! I’ll review later!

  11. Tressa says

    It’s pretty good definitely tastes like a pancake. I may make it again. I measured everything out precisely, didn’t alter the recipe at all and it was a success!!!5 stars

  12. L says

    Anyone else’s not rise at all? I’m not missing any ingredients and the cake is really thin

  13. Letticia says

    I made the recipe but substituted the vanilla for banana.5 stars

  14. Karlin says

    Just what I was looking for. I have a bowl of mix sitting in the fridge after several failed attempts at making them on the stove! Lol

  15. Leanne Bohme says

    Made this recipe for breakfast on Sunday morning and it was a huge hit!! My family of four devoured the entire 9×13 pan lol. And here I thought I would have leftovers…..silly me!5 stars

  16. Kirsty Young says

    Sounds perfect for a Christmas holiday breakfast!5 stars

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      Crumb! My recipe plug-in code isn’t there. Give me two seconds!

  17. Val says

    I cannot find the link to the recipe for cinnamon pancake cake.

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