Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Best Cinnamon Swirl Cake Ever

I am happy to say that in my search for a cake to bake on Sunday when I didn't have cocoa, sour cream, or many other standard cake ingredients, I found a beautiful gem of a cinnamon cake that just might change your eating future.

Barnie's Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake is evidently a cake from an Orlando restaurant and I know that if I ever run into Barnie, I will thank him profusely and then buy a slice of this cake!
As always, I did my tweaking, but this time is was very minor.
Get ready to sink your teeth into cinnamon wonderfulness!

2 cups AP flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 3/4 cups brown sugar
5 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup greek yogurt (blended with milk)
Cinnamon swirl:
1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1. Heat oven to 350F. Spread shortening smoothly over your Bundt pan. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar evenly over the shortening. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
2. Cut butter in 1-inch pieces. Put in mixer bowl. Beat 3 minutes on medium-high, stopping and scraping bowl at least once. Add sugar, beating continuously, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add eggs one at a time. Reduce speed. Stir vanilla into milk mixture. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk mixture until just incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl; mix 15 seconds more.
3. Mix cinnamon swirl elements. Layer cake mixture and cinnamon swirl mixture in bundt pan. Tap pan on counter to settle batter.
4. Center pan on lower third of oven. Bake 45-50 minutes, or when pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let rest 15 minutes before taking out of pan.

Oh, and for the glaze I added? Try about a cup of powdered sugar and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of water. Mix well and drizzle over your slightly cooled cake.
If you're over from pinterest, you might also be interested in these posts:

Crockpot Breakfasts

Muffins, Muffins, Muffins!

Olivia's Breakfast Cookies


  1. That sounds and looks wonderful!

  2. That's a lovely cake. I love your blog header! I'm just stopping in from sevenclowncircus.

  3. Yummy! That does look like a recipe to keep.

  4. This looks delicious.

    From Aunt Kim