Air Fryer Cinnabon Coffee Cake: A Tasty Bakery at Home!

Cinnabon has a new line of frozen bakery favorites that you can make right at home. Unlike the mall kiosks, they offer more than just classic cinnamon buns! One of my new favorites is Cinnabon coffee cake in the air fryer. Pair it with a nice cup of coffee and Iโ€™m in heaven!

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Why Youโ€™ll Love This Recipe

Thereโ€™s no prep work thanks to this frozen Cinnabon coffee cake! Simply pop it in your air fryer and enjoy a warm, sweet cake in under 10 minutes.

Now, sure, you can make it in the microwave in 20 seconds. But, who likes gummy cake? The air fryer is an amazing alternative, and while it takes a little longer itโ€™s entirely worth the wait.

Youโ€™ll get a moist cake with just a perfect amount of exterior crunch in the delightful streusel topping. Coffee cake is perfect for dessert and afternoon tea, and Iโ€™ve definitely had it for breakfast as well.

holding up a forkful of warm air fryer cinnabon coffee cake

In fact, the warm cinnamon makes this cake perfect for holiday brunch, too! Itโ€™s an easy option to have on hand for last minute guests around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other celebrations.

If you want to skip the freezer and make your own homemade version, make sure to check out my Air Fryer Coffee Cake for a tasty option!

Ingredients Youโ€™ll Need

cinnabon coffee cake next to the box
  • 10.6-ounce box frozen Cinnabon coffee cakes (4 ct)

Ingredient Notes and Tips

  • I found my Cinnabon coffee cake at Walmart. However, most major grocers should have them in the frozen section. You may even find larger quantities at wholesale clubs, however you can only cook as many at a time as fit in your air fryerโ€™s basket or rack

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 325ยฐF (or the closest setting your specific air fryer has)
  2. Remove Cinnabon coffee cakes from exterior packing and the interior plastic wrapping. Keep them in their little muffin wrapper-like trays
remove coffee cake from packaging but leave in wrapper
  1. Place the coffee cakes into the preheated air fryer in a single layer, allowing some air space between each cake to promote even heating
place cinnabon coffee cake in air fryer basket
  1. Cook on the air fry setting at 325ยฐF for 5-6 minutes, until lightly browned and warmed through
  2. Top with the included cream cheese icing and serve warm
overhead view of air fryer cinnabon coffee cake on a plate with a fork

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Recipe FAQs

How Do I Prevent the Coffee Cake From Sticking to the Air Fryer Basket?

Since you cook this coffee cake in a wrapper, you should have no issues with sticking in the air fryer basket.

However, if you are heating it without the tray, to prevent sticking you can line the air fryer basket with parchment paper or use a non-stick cooking spray. This will help your coffee cake easily release from the basket when itโ€™s done.

What Are Some Creative Topping Ideas for Coffee Cake?

While the Cinnabon coffee cake has both streusel and a cream cheese frosting for toppings, you may still add additional toppings as desired. Sliced almonds or other chopped nuts are a great choice.

Experiment with flavors that complement the coffee cakeโ€™s taste to find your favorite.

Can I Make This Coffee Cake Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can prepare Cinnabon coffee cakes ahead of time. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. If you need it to last longer, refrigerate it for up to a week. Do not refreeze after cooking once.

This allows you to reheat your cake in just a couple minutes, saving you time later on.

Whatโ€™s the Best Way to Reheat Leftover Coffee Cake?

To reheat leftover coffee cake, you can use the air fryer for a few minutes to restore its warmth and crispiness.

Alternatively, you can microwave for about 15 seconds on high, or place them in a preheated oven at a low temperature until warm.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • I tested these cakes in a Ninja air fryer and 5 minutes was absolutely perfect for them to be warm. Other air fryers may vary slightly in terms of time needed!
  • The frosting is very thick straight from the freezer. I recommend running it under warm water while you wait for the coffee cakes to cook. That will loosen it and make it easier to drizzle (note youโ€™ll need scissors to open the packets!)
  • Be careful peeling the cakes from the wrappers after cooking. Mine stuck a bit, and I wished I had been a little more slow and purposeful in unwrapping them
cinnabon coffee cake on a plate with a stick of fresh cinnamon

Storage and Reheating Tips

  • Store leftover Cinnabon coffee cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. It may also be refrigerated for up to 1 week, though it tends to dry out slightly. Do not refreeze once it has been unfrozen once
  • To reheat, microwave for 10-15 seconds on high, or air fry for 2-3 minutes at 325ยฐF, or until warmed through

More Recipes Featuring Cinnamon

Final Thoughts

If youโ€™re looking for a quick sweet treat, then youโ€™re going to love these Cinnabon coffee cakes in the air fryer. They come out warm, soft, and perfectly moist. That delightful cream cheese frosting adds the perfect finishing touch!

Enjoy them for dessert, tea time, or even on the brunch table! You really canโ€™t go wrong with a cinnamon filled streusel-topped cake, especially alongside a nice hot cup of coffee or tea.

This method does take slightly longer than the microwave, sure, but the results are completely worth it! Plus, all you have to do is pop your cake in and let the air fryer do the work.

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Cinnabon Coffee Cake Air Fryer Recipe

Frozen Cinnabon coffee cake takes just 5 minutes in your air fryer to be perfectly warm and sweet. Itโ€™s a great dessert, tea time snack, or even a brunch offering!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 340 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 10.6 Ounce box frozen Cinnabon coffee cake (4 count)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 325ยฐF (or the closest setting your specific air fryer has)
  • Remove Cinnabon coffee cakes from exterior packing and the interior plastic wrapping. Keep them in their little muffin wrapper-like trays
    10.6 Ounce box frozen Cinnabon coffee cake
  • Place the coffee cakes into the preheated air fryer in a single layer, allowing some air space between each cake to promote even heating
  • Cook on the air fry setting at 325ยฐF for 5-6 minutes, until lightly browned and warmed through
  • Top with the included cream cheese icing and serve warm

Notes

  • You may cook as many or as few coffee cakes at a time as desired with no change to cooking time, so long as they fit in a single layer in your air fryerโ€™s basket or rack
  • I tested these cakes in a Ninja air fryer and 5 minutes was absolutely perfect for them to be warm. Other air fryers may vary slightly in terms of time needed!
  • The frosting is very thick straight from the freezer. I recommend running it under warm water while you wait for the coffee cakes to cook. That will loosen it and make it easier to drizzle (note youโ€™ll need scissors to open the packets!)
  • Be careful peeling the cakes from the wrappers after cooking. Mine stuck a bit, so I think going slower would be advisable
  • Store leftover Cinnabon coffee cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. It may also be refrigerated for up to 1 week, though it tends to dry out slightly. Do not refreeze once it has been unfrozen once
  • To reheat, microwave for 10-15 seconds on high, or air fry for 2-3 minutes at 325ยฐF, or until warmed through
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on any additions or sides, and actual quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 78gCalories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 340mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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