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Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

This Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake makes a delicious breakfast or dessert. Cinnamon glaze is the literal “icing on the cake” in this easy bundt recipe!

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

Time to dust off your tube pans, friends. You do not want to miss out on this cinnamon cake!

Don’t have a bundt pan? This Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake is baked in a sheet pan instead. Or try our Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake for something different!

Why This Cake is Best

  • Beautiful classic bundt shape.
  • Moist, soft and sweet.
  • Swirled with cinnamon.
  • Drizzled with cinnamon glaze!

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake has it all. Like all of the best coffee cakes, it’s one you can enjoy any time of day.

Enjoy it for breakfast with a fresh mug of coffee. Or serve it as dessert after a long day. The warming cinnamon flavor and aroma make it a great choice for the holidays, but we’d happily eat it all year long.

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

Ingredient Notes

This cake starts with a simple batter made with familiar ingredients like butter, eggs, flour and sugar.

Here’s what you need to add that “cinnamon swirl” factor.

  • Cinnamon – Adding cinnamon to the batter infuses the entire cake with that warm, sweet spice flavor.
  • Brown sugar – It’s combined with more cinnamon to create the filling swirled into the batter.”
  • Cinnamon glaze – Powdered sugar, milk are combined with even more cinnamon to create the icing drizzled over the baked cake.

Tips and Tricks

My favorite part of this cake is the swirls of cinnamon filling inside! Here’s how to create a pretty swirl pattern with the cinnamon sugar.

  • Add half the batter to your bundt pan.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar all over the batter.
  • Pour the rest of your batter on top.

It really is that easy. When the cake is baked, cooled and sliced you’ll see the perfect cinnamon swirl layer in the center.

The cinnamon glaze is another element that sets this cake apart from the crowd.

Ideally, the glaze should be thin enough to pour, but thick enough to set up on the cake without dripping off.

You can make it as thin or as thick as you want, just by adding more milk. If you accidentally make it too watery, just whisk in more powdered sugar until you get the right consistency.

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

How to get Bundt Cake out of pan

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.
  • Our homemade goop (or cake release) is perfect for bundt pans too.

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!

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

How to store a Bundt Cake

  • Store this cake, covered, in a cake saver or airtight container at room temperature. Will stay delicious for about 4-5 days.
  • You can freeze this Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake too!
  • Wrap slices in plastic wrap and place in freezer safe container or ziploc bag. Thaw overnight at room temperature and enjoy.

More Easy Cake Recipes

Yield: 16 servings

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

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

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup milk

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

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Posted on May 3, 2019

Comments & Reviews

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

  2. Thanks Aimee!!! I was wondering… LOL!

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

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

    1. Sometimes I think I need an editor! Yes, you need to add 2-4 Tbsp milk. Recipe is all fixed!

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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… 🙂

  8. 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

    1. Oh you are too sweet. Not creepy at all 🙂 I think it’s my favorite Purr design too 😉

  9. 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. 😉 

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. 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. 

  12. 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!). 

  13. 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!

  14. 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. 😉

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

  16. 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! 

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

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