Cinnamon Swirl Cake with a Cream Cheese Icing

A cake that is infused with cinnamon and a brown sugar swirl. When served with cream cheese, this is nothing less than the embodiment of a cinnamon bun cake! Yummy!


Cinnamon Swirl Cake

  • 1 cup (235 ml) of milk
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (470 ml) of flour
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of salt
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) of soft butter
  • 1 cup (235 ml) of sugar
  • 2 large eggs

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of milk
  • ½  cup (235 ml) of icing sugar


Cinnamon Swirl Cake

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Butter or grease a 9 inch (22 cm) bundt pan. As an additional precaution, dust pan with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of flour, tapping the powder around all surfaces and discarding any remaining flour.
  3. Combine milk, and vinegar in a cup then set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, and cinnamon then set aside.
  5. In another small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking powder, and salt then set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar until you have a creamy consistency. Add eggs, vanilla extract and repeat the process.
  7. Add about ⅓ of the milk mix to the large bowl, followed by ⅓ of the flour mixture. Use a mixer until you have a consistent finish. Repeat this process until both milk and flour mix is exhausted.
  8. Pour ½ of batter into a bundt pan. Tap the contents to give it a flat finish, then add ½ of the contents of cinnamon mix. Use a knife to make swirl patterns into the batter.
  9. Add the remaining half of the cinnamon mix, then remaining batter to the bundt pan. Make sure there are no cinnamon pockets exposed as these will burn during the cooking process.
  10. Cook for 30 to 45 minutes until ready. Test with a toothpick to make sure the inside is cooked.
  11. Set aside and let cool for 5 to 7 minutes.

Cream Cheese Topping

  1. Mix in alternating portions of milk and icing sugar in a bowl containing cream cheese.
  2. Repeat until you have a creamy consistency. With the rough consistency of pudding.
  3. Pour and spread over the cake, allowing it to drip over the sides of the cake.

CC BY-SA 4.0 Cinnamon Swirl Cake with a Cream Cheese Icing by Evelyn Chartres is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


2 responses to “Cinnamon Swirl Cake with a Cream Cheese Icing”

  1. Ari avatar

    Omg that looks so yummy!

    1. Evelyn Chartres avatar

      Oh it is! 😊

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