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Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Feast your eyes (and mouth) on this moist and crumbly Cinnamon Bundt Cake with lovely cinnamon swirls and a sugary caramelized crust, and finished with velvety cream cheese icing.

Made with sour cream, this is a delicious bundt shape coffee cake recipe that is soft, moist, and makes a perfect sweet breakfast.

If this is a dream, please don’t wake me up…

Some of my other favorite cake recipes on the blog includes Italian Ricotta CheesecakeMolten Chocolate Lava Cake, and Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Don’t forget to check them out! 

Cinnamon Bundt Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Some call it sour cream coffee cake because sour cream is used in the recipe. It is also what contributes to the moist texture.

As for the “coffee” part…there’s actually no coffee in it, but it is commonly served with coffee. Initially I thought the name sounded misleading, but the sweetness from the cake truly pairs like a dream with the slight bitterness from the coffee.

Here’s a simple truth: we are kinda obsessed with this Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake. Or Coffee Cake. Or Sour Cream Coffee Cake. Or whatever you call it.

And because it’s Fall, and we have been in the mood for cinnamon everything, we have been baking this delicious Cinnamon Bundt Cake, filling the house with aroma of cinnamon…and inhaling it when it comes out of the oven.

That is when I knew I had to share this with you.

Because everyone needs that delicious cinnamon goodness in their lives.

It’s dessert. It’s breakfast. It’s the 3 o’clock afternoon snack that you didn’t know you needed.

But you must be warned: this Cinnamon Bundt Cake business is dangerous. And addictive. And hard to to put down.

At the same time, you need to indulge. Because life is short. And this Cinnamon Bundt Cake is worth every calorie.

Oh, the dilemma…

Let’s Make Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake!

You know I try to keep things simple and yummy around here.

And this Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake is no exception.

This is a delicious cake that anyone can make. Yes, I’m talking about you as well!

A slice of Cinnamon Bundt Cake with the whole cake in the background

Don’t let the pictures fool you. The Cinnamon Bundt Cake may look all elegant and fancy, but there are just three simple parts to this (and you can do it!!):

  • Cake mixture
  • Cinnamon Mixture
  • Icing

And you will need these kitchen tools:

Start layer your Cinnamon Bundt Cake by bringing 1/3 of the cinnamon sour cream coffee cake mixture to the bottom of the bundt pan, and then sprinkle with 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar.

unbaked cake mixture in bundt pan
Add a thin layer cake mixture to the bottom of the pan
Adding cinnamon mixture to cake mixture in bundt pan
Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar mixture

Then just keep alternating the layers and build up what would be your Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake.

Here are the layers (starting from the bottom to the top):

  • Cake mixture (bottom)
  • Cinnamon mixture
  • Cake mixture
  • Cinnamon mixture
  • Cake mixture (top)

And I’ve got some good news: the layers doesn’t have to be perfect.

If you end up doing less layers or more, that is okay! In addition, they don’t even have to be spread evenly. Just make sure the top layer is slightly even and you are good to go.

When the Cinnamon Bundt Cake bakes and rises, it will create its own unique “design” with the layers you created (whether even or uneven). Think of this as an artistic adventure. 😉

Bake the cinnamon bundt cake and then make sure to let it cool completely before icing the cake.

Cinnamon Bundt Cake without icing
Cinnamon Bundt Cake fresh off the oven!
Top down view of Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Icing added to Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Last, but certainly not the least…savor every single bite.

Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake is soft and moist on the inside, with little cinnamon brown sugar surprises in every bite. On the outside, there is a crusty caramelized sugary crust, adding some nice textures to the cake.

I will fight for that crust – it’s my favorite part.

Then the icing brings a creamy and silky layer to each bite.

I was very generous with the icing portions so feel free to indulge as you bake your cinnamon sour cream coffee bundt cake. Lick it off the spatula. Add some extra icing to each bite as necessary. Highly recommend using the icing freely as desired.

And yes, you are welcome. ❤️

Tips and Tricks

  • Greasing. Grease bundt pan (super important!) to avoid cake being stuck to pan
  • Checking for doneness. When cake is done, insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean, cake it done
  • Cooling. Let cake sit for 20 minutes before tapping the all sides of the bundt pan with the back of a spoon to loosen bundt cake from pan and gently invert it onto a cooling rack. Cool cake on cooling rack completely before adding icing to avoid runny icing.
  • Icing. If you prefer thinner icing, use more milk. If you prefer the icing thicker, reduce the amount of milk. Always start with less milk and then adjust accordingly. Remember: you can always add more but you can’t take it out!
Top down view of a cut out bundt cake with the cut out slice on a separate plate

Common Questions

Do you have to refrigerate Cinnamon Bundt Cake?

I would definitely refrigerate it because the cream cheese in the icing will need to be refrigerated!

How do you release Bundt Cake out of the Bundt Pan?

Make sure bundt pan is well greased. Using a cooking oil spray and generously spray the inside thoroughly before adding cake mixture to bundt pan. This will make getting the cake out a lot easier.
When cake is done baking, let it sit for 20 minutes. Do not remove when it is fresh off the oven, but also do not let it sit for too long.
When ready to remove the bundt cake, tap all over the outside of the bundt pan to loosen the cake. Place a plate or cooling rack on top of the bundt pan opening, then gentle flip it over. Use oven mitts if pan is hot to the touch.

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Cinnamon swirl bundt cake drizzled with icing on a cake stand

Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Delicious bundt cake / coffee cake recipe perfect for breakfast or dessert! Moist and soft on the inside and filled with brown sugar cinnamon swirls, crusty on the outside, and topped with cream cheese icing.
4.89 from 36 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Resting Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 679kcal
Author: MinShien

Ingredients

Cake Mixture

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • cooking oil spray

Cinnamon Mixture

  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk more if needed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven at 350℉.
  • In a large bowl, whisk softened unsalted butter with sugar. Then add eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  • Next, add flour and baking soda. Whisk to combine.
  • In a small bowl, combine both ingredients in cinnamon mixture with a fork.
  • Grease the insides of a 12-cup bundt pan using cooking oil spray.
  • Add 1/3 of the cake mixture to the bottom of the bundt pan, then sprinkle it with 1/2 of the cinnamon mixture.
  • Repeat Step 6, then top it off with the last 1/3 of the cake mixture.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the bundt cake to check for doneness. If toothpick comes out clean, cake is done. Let cake rest for 20 minutes in the bundt pan.
  • Prepare icing by combining all the icing ingredients. Whisk to combine until there are no lumps.
  • Tap all over the outsides of the bundt pan with a spoon to loosen cake. Then place a cooling rack or plate on the mouth of the bundt pan. Flip bundt pan over (along with plate) to remove cake. Tap the bottom of the bundt pan with spoon if needed to get the cake out.
  • Let cake cool completely before applying icing.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg
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30 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Our whole family loved this cake! My father had 4 slices!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Haha!! That great!! It’s hard to just have one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    Easy to make and tasted great!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      So true! We love it, too! Thanks for letting me know!

  3. 5 stars
    I love the delicious cinnamon flavours in this gorgeous bundt cake and that frosting – YUM!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks Christie!! I was very generous with the cinnamon on this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 5 stars
    This is the perfect bundt cake! Light and flavorful and super moist!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I’m so glad to hear that it came out well!

  5. Sheila Thigpen says:

    5 stars
    I don’t know why they call it coffee cake, either, but wow this cake is sooooooo good with or without a cup of coffee!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you!! So glad you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Kathleen Pope says:

    5 stars
    This turned out gorgeous! Loved the two swirls of cinnamon sugar filling, such a great tasting bundt cake!!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Aw thanks Kathleen!

  7. 5 stars
    Love the cinnamon swirl in the middle! It’s totally irresistible. And that cream cheese icing is the perfect slightly tangy compliment!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Same! Spreading the cinnamon deliciousness around!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  8. 5 stars
    I love how fancy this cake looks but it’s so easy to make! Great recipe!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you so much! Glad to hear that it was easy and delicious!

  9. 5 stars
    My cinnamon swirl didn’t look quite as gorgeous as yours, but the cake tasted DELICIOUS and nobody cared about my uneven cinnamon swirl!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I’m sure it was lovely in every way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 5 stars
    I made this cake for dessert last night and it was amazing! Incredibly moist and just perfect.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      SO glad it turned out so well, Tayler! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Jacqueline says:

    5 stars
    Mmmmmm! That is going to be perfect to share with family this Christmas.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I hope you all love it!

  12. 5 stars
    Your cake has the texture that I call perfect. Very yummy

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Glad you like the texture, Mahy!

  13. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe, which I can vouch for as someone who is not a baker! Truly easy and delicious

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      So glad to hear that the recipe went well for you!

  14. 5 stars
    What a fabulous cake for baking. The flavor and texture came out perfect. The cinnamon flavor is so timeless. Such a great recipe.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed this recipe.

  15. Sandhya S says:

    5 stars
    Our family loved this Cinnamon Bundt Cake. A heavenly indulgence, with rich aroma and moist texture making each bite an absolute delight.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Happy to hear you and your family loved this recipe!