Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake

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Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake . . . buttery cake with a cinnamon sugar swirl in the middle. Sour cream makes this cake unbelievably delicious!

Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake - this cake is so good it doesn't need frosting! #poundcake #cinnamoncake #cakerecipe

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.

This cinnamon swirl pound cake has been a family favorite for decades! #cinnamonswirl #poundcake

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.

Recipe for the best cinnamon swirl cake ever! A favorite cake recipe. #poundcake #cinnamoncake

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.

Sour Cream Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake #poundcake #bundtcake #cinnamoncake
Make sure you grease your Bundt pan really well. Regular non-stick spray doesn’t work as well. Use shortening and flour, or a cake release spray like Baker’s Joy. Because it is super sad when your Bundt cake sticks to the pan.

Recipe for the best cinnamon swirl cake ever! A favorite cake recipe. #sourcreamcake #poundcake #cinnamoncake

Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake

Yield: 16 servings

Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake
Sour cream pound cake with a cinnamon sugar swirl.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • Batter:
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream (light and fat free don't work as well for this recipe)
  • Cinnamon Filling:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


Cream together sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl till smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one.

Stir in the flour, salt, and soda. Beat in the extracts and sour cream till thoroughly combined.

Spread half of the batter into a well greased and floured 12 cup 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.


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  1. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Looks delicious! 🙂

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

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