Cinnamon swirl bundt cake has rich cinnamon cake swirled with sweet vanilla cake in this easy homemade marble cake recipe!
This time of year, it’s all about pumpkin spice, but there are so many other great fall flavors!
Warm spices, especially cinnamon, are perfect for the chilly fall weather.
This cinnamon swirl bundt cake combines brown sugar cinnamon batter and sweet vanilla batter in one yummy cake.
This swirl technique is easy, and it makes for a cake with nice clean swirls throughout the batter.
The cake itself is a little bit more dense – sort of a cross between a light and fluffy cake and a pound cake. It tastes like a cinnamon crumb cake with the crumb topping swirled into the cake instead of baked on top.
This cinnamon swirl bundt cake makes a perfect fall dessert, and it’s a must-try for anyone who likes cinnamon.
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Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake
- 3 cups cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 5 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 10-15-cup Bundt pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together butter, sugar, and yogurt until well-combined.
- Stir in vanilla until combined.
- Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition.
- On low, stir in flour mixture until just incorporated.
- Stir in milk until combined.
- In a separate large bowl, stir together 2 ½ cups of the batter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and milk until well-combined.
- Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, drop two scoops of plain batter into prepared bundt pan.
- Drop one scoop of cinnamon swirl batter on top of plain batter.
- Continue to alternate between plain and cinnamon swirl batters until both batters are gone.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
- Invert the cake onto wire rack, and cool completely.
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Comments & Reviews
a definite keeper ..amazing texture and taste
This cake is delicious! It is my favorite cake. I followed the recipe as written and I would not cha had thing. Once the cake was cooled I dusted with confectionery sugar. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.
Thank you! I’m so glad that you liked it!
Can I make cup cakes out of this?
Hi! I haven’t tried that to say for certain.
I loved this cake and so did my family, it was delicious and so moist, so next l tried the marble cake recipe…I was very disappointed with that cake…It was dry and l did not care for the chocolate part of the cake at all.
I’m sorry to hear that! My family and I really enjoy the marble cake, and I even made it as my birthday cake a couple of years ago.
It was gone in a flash! Delicious recipe!
Thank you so much!
Can I cut back on the butter content at all or any substitutions?
You could certainly try it! My butter substitute of choice has become plain, nonfat Greek yogurt because I’ve found that it gives the best results in baked goods. You could try replacing half of the butter (1/2 cup) with 1/4 cup Greek yogurt and see how that works for you. Best of luck!
Donna Brooke says
Can you substitute the yogurt for sour cream
Yes, you should be able to use sour cream in place of the yogurt. However, I wouldn’t recommend using fat-free sour cream.
Lartanya Ashley says
Can I use plain all purpose flour, I don’t like the grainy taste of cake flour?
Cake flour gives this cake a more delicate crumb and texture. You can use all-purpose flour, but the texture will be a bit coarser and heavier.
Made a couple of mini bundt cakes, and adjusted the baking time a little. They came out perfectly and very tasty! This is a great fall recipe!!
Amina Saghir says
Can this be made a day in advance and if so how to keep it fresh.
It can. I just cover it with plastic wrap.
Can I use almond milk instead of regular milk
Yes, almond milk should work fine.
can i use dark brown sugar insted
Hi! You can use dark brown sugar.
Can I use regular flour instead of cake flour?
You can use all-purpose flour in place of the cake flour. However, the cake won’t be quite as tender and fluffy if you use all-purpose. Hope that helps!
Can I use full fat greek yogurt? I have all the ingredients except the non fat yogurt.
Yes, full fat Greek yogurt should work just fine. =)
your instructions say to drop two scoops of vanilla batter and then drop one scoop of cinnamon batter on top and keep alternating. Do you actually mean to drop beside the two scoops of plain batter and not on top? if on top, why alternate? just pour plain batter on bottom of pan and then cinnamon batter on top and swirl the 2 together?
No, I mean to drop the batter on top. That method – alternating between layering the plain and cinnamon batters – is what gives the cake its swirl pattern. This method gives a cleaner swirl pattern, but you can certainly try it your way if you prefer!
I have a question, I accidentally put my milk in before my flour mixture. Will I still have the same results?
You should. =) Hope it all comes out well for you!
Can I use buttermilk instead of yoghurt or thickened cream?
You could probably use buttermilk instead. I’ve made that substitution in other recipes, but I haven’t tried it in this one to say for sure. Good luck!
Hi, Can I sub sour cream for the yogurt?
You can! However, I don’t recommend using fat-free sour cream in this recipe.
Yum! Cinnamon cakes are my favorite for fall. It’s almost 80 degrees where I live and I miss the cooler wheather already and all the food that goes with it. ?
I hear you! I love cooler weather foods, too. I live in AZ, and we were almost up to 100 last week.
Sue Simmons says
Sound like a delicious recipe. Please help me with the reference to red velvet batter in step 11.
Thank you! That was an oversight on my part. I adapted this recipe from my red velvet swirl cake, and I missed that part. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. =)
SandraSue Knight says
Can’t wait to make your Cinnamon Swirl Bundt cake. I can almost taste it now. Fall is such a good time for all the apple, pumpkin and cinnamon flavors. Thank you for sending us this recipe.
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Agreed! Love all the fall flavors. =)