Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf is a quick, easy bake, and you have to make it.  A plain Jane you may think,  but this simple yet  tasty Madeira style cake with its added sugary cinnamon turns it into a special little keeper. And if you are a beginner baker , you will be able to whip this up in no time.  If you are into bakes with no cream or icing I would highly recommend it.   I agree it will win no awards for looks, but once you have tasted it, you will make it again and again.

Cinnamon swirl loaf

Cinnamon swirl loaf

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cinnamon Swirl Loaf
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 12
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  • 250g butter
  • 1½ cups castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream/natural yoghurt or full cream milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon mixed with ½ cup brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Cream together softened butter and castor sugar.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time beating until combined. Do not overbeat.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarb .
  5. Add the vanilla essence, milk/sour cream or yoghurt whichever you decide to use.
  6. Beat until combined.
  7. Grease and line a loaf pan well and sprinkle in one third of the cinnamon sugar mix.
  8. Add half the cake mixture.
  9. Sprinkle on one third of the cinnamon sugar mix.
  10. Add the rest of the cake mixture.
  11. Top with balance of cinnamon sugar mix.
  12. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through depending on your oven.


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  • Reply LaylaVanJ October 15, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    I tried this but my loaf pan was very small so managed to make two from this recipe. It was so moist

    • Reply Ev October 24, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      This does make a big loaf.

  • Reply PetraNell October 24, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    This turned out to be such a beautiful homely bake and the smell of cinnamon in the house was wonderful. I highly recommend this

    • Reply Ev October 24, 2014 at 1:39 PM

      Another CInnamon lover. Welcome

  • Reply Viebs October 24, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    My new favorite loaf to make. It tastes like more!!!!!

    • Reply Ev October 24, 2014 at 1:39 PM

      I am so glad you like it Viebs

      • Reply Ev October 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM

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