A cinnamon bundt cake is the sort of recipe that one loves straight from their grandmother’s kitchen because it is supposedly the best! You can easily compete with your grandmother’s bundt cake with my easy and straightforward recipe. With enough time to perfect your baking skills before the holidays, this cinnamon bundt cake is a delicious and moist cake that I love most with tea or coffee. You might also know it as a cinnamon swirl bundt cake or coffee bundt cake for its famous combination of batters. Nevertheless, don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy this light and sweet cinnamon cake.
In my opinion, this cinnamon bundt cake is best when you take it out of the oven and serve it steaming hot! In the light of the colder months ahead, I’ve put a Christmas spin on this cinnamon bundt cake and made it more dense. Enjoy!
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best simple cinnamon bundt cake recipe
A cinnamon bundt cake is a cake which traditionally consists of a sweet vanilla batter known for making marble cake, in combination with cinnamon spice. As a result, a cinnamon bundt cake can also be referred to as cinnamon marble cake. The most popular version of a cinnamon bundt cake is actually a cinnamon swirl cake. This is where a brown sugar cinnamon batter is combined with the vanilla marble cake batter and swirled together to make one beautiful cake. Hence, it is a blend of light and dark. As this cake isn’t really famous for anything else but its unique shape, this cake requires a bundt pan as it is a recipe designed to feed many people. Thus, it is perfect for any holidays or family celebrations. Notwithstanding the fact that it’s so easy and simple to make!
The cake’s distinctive circular shape took inspiration from the traditional Gugelhupf cake. This still remains a traditional European cake which is very commonly known as a Christmas cake. However it wasn’t until it became popular in the US that it became known as a bundt cake.
cinnamon bundt served with Sara Miller London Portmeirion
Portmeirion, part of Portmeirion Group, was established in 1960 in Stoke-on-Trent. It is a leading tableware brand founded by the ceramic designer Susan William-Ellis. They are a famous producer of stunning tableware, cookware, and gifts using contemporary designs with the highest of standards. In fact, I’ve had the opportunity to use Portmeirion Group’s Spode Blue Italian range before with my sugar free flapjack recipe. Portmeirion is known to collaborate with the best British designers. One of these collaborations includes the multi-awarding-winning British designer Sara Miller. Together, Portmeirion and Sara Miller introduced two charming designs completely dedicated to Christmas.
Luckily, I had the opportunity to use Portmeirion’s Geese Christmas Collections, which was certainly a fun addition to my usual table setting. These fine china collections feature 22-carat gold and mica detailing–believe it or not. I believe it really adds a perfect touch to create a magical and festive table setting. In these photos, you can recognise that I’ve use the following:
- Sara Miller London Geese Christmas Collection placemats
- Sara Miller London Geese Christmas Collection pastry forks, set of 4
Don’t the placemats look stunning? Next, I’ve also used:
- Sara Miller London Geese Christmas Collection coaster set of 6
- Sara Miller London Geese Christmas Collection cake slice
Honestly, the cake slice is absolutely stunning! Lastly, I completely fell in love with the plates that perfectly show off the cake:
- Sara Miller London Geese Christmas Collection candy bowl
- Sara Miller London Geese Christmas Collection plates, set of 4
Just by looking at these charming and contemporary designs, I can already feel Christmas coming up!
Perfect batter for cinnamon bundt cake without sour cream
This recipe doesn’t call for sour cream as other bundt cake recipes would. Instead, I use a simple yet sweet vanilla batter which is equally light and airy. Remember not to overwork the eggs when you make your batter. If you overbeat the eggs, they can get too fluffy and you might end up with a consistency which resembles an angel cake. Remember to beat one egg at a time.
Another trick to making the perfect batter is the folding process. Folding the flour and milk into the egg mixture requires a certain delicacy. If you are not careful and gentle with the folding process, the cake might become too dense. Remember to always be gentle and follow the instructions closely.
Traditional toppings for cinnamon bundt cake glaze
Who can resist the temptation of a perfectly frosted cinnamon bundt cake? I certainly can’t! Cinnamon cakes and frosting are a classic combination that people go crazy for – you often find frosting on cinnamon buns in bakeries or cafes. My version of this cake is, however, slightly more festive. I love to decorate the cake and take it one step further by drizzling white chocolate all over it. Next, sprinkle with a handful of nuts of your choice. I adore pecans, but almonds are also an excellent substitute. For freshness, I also love to decorate with forest berries. Simply place them on the bottom so they form a beautiful base layer.
If you thought that this cinnamon bundt cake can’t get any more sinful, you were wrong! For the finish, I drizzle with double cream! Now that’s a beautiful cinnamon bundt cake–don’t you think so?
Light toppings for cinnamon bundt cake
Do you want to go easy on the calories? For those trying to spare a few calories before the holidays, this cake recipe can be toned down whilst still being extremely enjoyable to eat. An easy way is to omit the traditional sugary frosting layer that one generously pours over the cinnamon bundt cake. Take out the cream and chocolate element. Instead, you can simply sprinkle over some almond flakes to keep it simple. Otherwise, you can still decorate with berries. As you can see, there are many ways to jazz up a cake recipe.
I hope this cake will get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays.
Cinnamon Bundt Cake
Making cinnamon bundt cake is really a piece of cake. It calls for a cinnamon cake vanilla batter and of course is decorated with a creamy cake frosting.
- 180g (¾ cup) butter, at room temperature
- 96g (¾ cup) caster sugar
- 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 185g (1¼ cups) self-raising flour
- 40g (¼ cup) plain flour
- 10ml (2 tsp) ground cinnamon
- 125ml (½ cup) milk
- 200g (7 oz) white chocolate, melted
- 20 pecan nuts, peeled and crushed
- Berries, for garnishing
- Double cream, for drizzling [optional]
- Preheat oven to 170°C/340°F/gas mark 3.
- Lightly grease a bundt baking pan with butter.
- Beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until pale and creamy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Sift flours and cinnamon together.
- Alternating between the flour and milk, gently fold them into the egg mixture.
- Spoon the batter into the pan and flatten the surface.
- Bake for 1 hour or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for at least 15 minutes, then carefully turn out onto a wire rack.
- Drizzle with white chocolate, sprinkle with pecans and decorate with berries. Drizzle with cream!
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 31.2 g
Saturated Fat 17.7 g
Cholesterol 98 mg
Sodium 176 mg
Total Carbohydrates 48.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 29.1 g
Protein 6.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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