Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Pop-Tart® Cake


A buttery, crisp Pop-Tart® crust and a moist cinnamon brown sugar cake. Great for all ages and a fun party idea. I made this cake for my family and they all loved it (and some of them don't even like Pop-Tarts®!).

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
1 8-inch square pan


  • cooking spray

  • 6 cinnamon-brown sugar toaster pastries (such as Pop-Tarts®)

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • ¾ cup brown sugar, divided

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

  • 1 teaspoon milk

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg, separated

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white vinegar

  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray an 8-inch square pan.

  2. Crumble 4 toaster pastries into a bowl and mix in melted butter; press into the prepared pan creating a crust.

  3. Combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon milk in a bowl; spread over crust.

  4. Beat 1/2 cup brown sugar, softened butter, and white sugar together in a bowl; add egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix well. Combine 1 cup flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Whisk 3/4 cup milk and vinegar together in a separate bowl.

  5. Mix flour mixture, alternating with milk-vinegar mixture, into butter mixture until batter is well mixed. Fold egg whites into batter. Crumble 1 toaster pastry over batter and fold. Pour batter over the crust.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool cake completely, at least 1 hour.

  7. Spread frosting onto cake and crumble 1 toaster pastry over frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

444 Calories
23g Fat
58g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 444
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 337mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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