Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

This Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake would be perfect for breakfast or dessert! The cinnamon glaze is truly the “icing on the cake!”

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This Cinnamon Swirl Bundt cake recipe would make a delicious breakfast or dessert! The cinnamon glaze is just the "icing on the cake!"

I realize I just shared a breakfast cake last week, but Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I thought I would give you options.

You could make last week’s Lemon Crumb Cake or today’s Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake. But why choose? Make both, I say!

Speaking of mothers….it’s happened. I’ve become my mother. Actually, I think I’ve become a senior citizen in general.

A couple days ago I found myself talking to the birds and squirrels. And whistling in the back yard as I filled my bird feeders. Who does that besides Mary Poppins?

Old people.

I have nothing against old people. I embrace this elderly side of myself. I just have to chuckle that this is where I am in life. Spending hours watching the birds and squirrels in my yard, while singing a happy tune.

This Cinnamon Swirl Bundt cake recipe would make a delicious breakfast or dessert! The cinnamon glaze is just the "icing on the cake!"

But let’s face it…I’m going to make one heck of a grandmother one day! All the children of the world will want to come to my house for treats. And today’s Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake is one of those treats that screams “come spend time with granny!!”

For years I couldn’t get the perfect “release” on my bundt cakes. And I realized it has 99% to do with the pan. After purchasing this pan, no issues. EVER. I usually wipe it with a little crisco and sprinkle with flour, and voila…it releases EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. You can also use the baking spray that has flour in it, if you prefer. I’m always afraid that it will cause build up in my bundt pan and affect the non-stick aspect of the pan.

This Cinnamon Swirl Bundt cake recipe would make a delicious breakfast or dessert! The cinnamon glaze is just the "icing on the cake!"

Don’t forget to make the cinnamon glaze. I made a very thin glaze, unlike some of my other “frostings.” Remember, you want to make sure that people accept this “cake” as breakfast, haha, so don’t overdo it on the frosting. Otherwise it will take some convincing!

Now, while you all are in the kitchen baking…I’m going to head outside to relax with my friends. Mr Squirrel and Mrs. Robin.

This Cinnamon Swirl Bundt cake recipe would make a delicious breakfast or dessert! The cinnamon glaze is just the "icing on the cake!"

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55-60 minutes

A sweet cinnamon breakfast cake with a rich cinnamon swirl. This gorgeous bundt cake is topped with a decadent cinnamon glaze!


For the Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup light brownie sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. For the cake, grease and flour a bundt pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat in softened butter until mixture is crumbly. Add in eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and milk. Beat for 3-4 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon for the filling. Use a fork to blend evenly.
  4. Pour half of the cake batter into the bundt pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter. Top with the remaining cake batter.
  5. Bake for 55-60 minutes until browned. Allow to cool in pan about 10 minutes, then flip onto a cake plate and cool completely.
  6. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp milk and cinnamon. Add more milk if needed to get desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake. Store covered at room temperature for 4-5 days. ENJOY.

Looking for more bundt cake recipes? Here are a few of my favorites!


 Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake: rich and fudgy, this is a great recipe to add a little extra veggies without the kids knowing!

pinacolada-pound cake

 Pina Colada Pound Cake: perfect pound cake with rum flavor, pineapple and coconut!


Carrot Bundt Cake: delicious carrot cake with cheesecake filling and cream cheese frosting!

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This Cinnamon Swirl Bundt cake recipe would make a delicious breakfast or dessert! The cinnamon glaze is just the "icing on the cake!"

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34 comments on “Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake”

  1. Bring me all the breakfast breads! Lemon and cinnamon are always a great idea…and blueberries thrown in too for good measure! 

  2. LOVING your logo down the side.  SO FUN and creative Aimee! 

    Oh… and this bundt cake.  I could seriously go for a slice of it with 2nd cup of coffee this morning.  It looks amazing! 

  3. I love that cinnamon swirl through the bundt cake! I would absolutely request this for Mother’s Day!

  4. Mir

    I can’t wait to be a grandmother and spoil the kids rotten, then hand them back to my angry kids. The perfect revenge!
    And talking to birds sounds very Cinderella. Maybe you’re a Disney princess at heart?
    This cake looks amazing. Anything with cinnamon is always the best! With coffee, of course. 😉

  5. Hahaha!  I love that you have become your mom and I have become mine.  I haven’t started talking to the critters in the yard though.  I would totally become granny though for a slice of this goodness!  I’m all about cake for breakfast…and that cinnamon swirl inside is calling my name!

  6. Oh I’m starting down the road to becoming like my mom. But she’s a pretty cool lady, so I can’t complain too much I guess. I’m totally down for cake for breakfast! No complaints from me (even if the frosting was super thick and sugary! Ha!). 

  7. I love this cake! And I love that you are Mary Poppins 🙂 It’s funny how our life changes and we actually take time to enjoy our own life. 

  8. This bundt cake is so gorgeous!! The more cinnamon, the better. Yum!

  9. I am almost 100% certain that I will be making my own Mother’s Day dessert this year (that is how I prefer it), so I may make this for myself! 🙂

  10. This looks perfect for Mother’s day or any day to be honest! I love cinnamon anything. And becoming your mom isn’t a bad thing. It’s ok to talk to the birds. 😉 

  11. This looks so good, Aimee! And your photos are gorgeous. And also, I’m still lusting over your site. Sometimes, I come over here just to stare at it. Not creepy at all. 😉 I think yours if my favorite Purr design that I’ve seen! <3

  12. Our kids are going to hate us because we’ll sugar up the kids and send them home. That’s the kind of grandma I’m going to be! Aimee, this cake is perfection. Now if only my husband could make it for me… 🙂

  13. Oh I totally do the same thing – hum, whistle, talk to the animals as I’m doing things outside or around the house! It makes it so much more fun and happy though, doesn’t it? 

    Totally digging this cake, Aimee! I could go for a HUGE slice right now!

  14. Robin

    This is what you wrote..(6.For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar and cinnamon. Drizzle over cooled cake. )….You may want to add some milk or butter to the powder sugar & cinnamon to make it drizzle, just a suggestion.

  15. Yum this look so good! I love any excuse to eat cake for breakfast! 😉 P.S. your new design looks super cute!

  16. Miram

    Umm… Am I missing something? Powdered sugar + cinnamon doesn’t exactly make a “pourable” glaze… Is this a mistake? I just got powder….

  17. Miram

    Thanks Aimee!!! I was wondering… LOL!

    Also, thanks for the pan recommendation! I’ve been looking for a great bundt pan 🙂

  18. What a gorgeous looking Bundt Cake Aimee! You are making me hungry with this!

  19. I just got a bundt pan and this is looking like something to break it in with 🙂

  20. This bundt cake looks fabulous, Aimee! I absolutely ADORE the cinnamon swirl down the middle. YUM! 

  21. I’m never gonna complain about breakfast cake-esp. this gorgeous cinnamon swirl bundt!

  22. Leriza Maranan

    can i have the size of the bundt pan,please?

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