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®!).

Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins
1 hr
2 hrs 5 mins
1 8-inch square pan


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray an 8-inch square pan.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 58.4g 19% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 49.8mg 17% DV; sodium 337.1mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I was hesitant to try this but I'm glad I did! This is delicious. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I absolutely love this cake. I wish I could eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner. Oh wait I'm a grown up! I can eat it all day. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was hesitant to try this but I'm glad I did! This is delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was actualy really tasty! I was looking for a recipe that used these Pop-Tarts to add to a bridal shower menu for my niece, who is (still) obsessed with them. I took a star off because the recipe was a little confusing to follow (and unnecessarily complicted in the mixing instructions) and also because it calls for 4 t. cinnamon (divided) but only tells you where to add one of the teaspoons. I added the additional cinnamon to the Pop-Tart crust (2 t.) and to the batter (1 t.). Also, the picture shows a cupcake, but the recipe makes a cake. I actually made mini cupcakes, which will be perfect for our shower, so I am excited to serve these at that time. If you do this, as well, reduce the baking time to about 22 minutes. I took these to a driveway happy hour to test them out on my friends as guinea pigs, and they LOVED them! Overall, a home run and will be a fun surprise for my attorney niece, who still doesn't eat like a grown-up! Read More