Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake

I thought for sure I would have my kitchen cabinets done by now. But like most DIY projects, this one is taking longer than anticipated. Especially because a certain 18 month old is too hard to resist, and I have to take frequent story reading breaks. 🙂

Until my major DIY cabinet makeover is finished, I won’t be working on any small projects. Even though it is killing me not to have my mantel decorated for fall. Or a wreath on my door. I am trying to ignore those minor details and focus on my biggest task.

Thank heavens I have a bunch of recipes I still haven’t shared. Like this Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake. Or “Sour Cream Pound Cake” as we called it when I was growing up. My boys informed me that sour cream cake doesn’t sound good, and that I should change the name. Whatever you call it, this cake is wonderful! It is dense and moist and oh so yummy.

I think it is the only cake I make that I don’t serve with ice cream. If you know me, you know that’s huge. I love me some ice cream. But I don’t even think this cake needs it. It is so moist that you can just grab a slice and eat it as you are running out the door. Or hiding in your craft room so you don’t have to share with your kids. Whatever.

Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake
3 cups sugar
1 cup soft butter
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp soda
2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
Cinnamon Filling:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Cream together sugar and butter till smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one. Add the flour, salt, and soda. Beat in the extracts and sour cream. Spread half of the batter into a well greased and floured Bundt pan. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter. Spread remaining batter over the top. Bake at 300° for about 90 minutes. Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then carefully invert onto a cooling rack.


  1. Thank you for writing this information within your website.

  2. Looks delicious! 🙂

  3. I love the look of this cake! It’s so swirly and fluffy!

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