Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

Excuse me while I stuff my face with cake. I baked this beauty last weekend and I’ve been enjoying it every day since. Oh my… every time I take a bite I say “Dang that’s so good!!” And then I take another bite. And another. I should have just left it in the Bundt pan like a bowl and used a fork. Yum-mmm!

The recipe is from my blogging friend Jocelyn’s book, Grandbaby Cakes and it is definitely a keeper.

If you don’t know Jocelyn already, check her blog and instagram. You may have also already seen her on your TV. She makes appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show and more … sharing recipes and joy along the way.

To make her cake, you’ll mix up the batter (recipe below) and layer it into a 12-cup Bundt cake pan.

First layer: cake batter

Second layer: dreamy, buttery, cinnamon-y goodness.

Swirl it into the cake batter.

Third layer: more cake batter

Fourth layer: add more cinnamon goodness to swirl.

And finish off the last layer with the remaining cake batter.

Bake it up into a big, beautiful, Bundt.

I always get anxious when removing a Bundt cake from it’s pan, but this one came out like a dream.

Once it’s cooled, pour a gorgeous cream cheese icing on top of the cake and let the icing linger lovingly down the sides.

Then slice it up to see all those whispers of cinnamon waiting for you inside.

This cake is so delicious, you’ll love every bite.

Have you preheated your oven yet? I hope so because here’s the recipe.

Grandbaby Cake's Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake
Yield: One 12-cup Bundt Cake

Grandbaby Cake's Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

A delicious, moist pound cake swirled with cinnamon and covered with cream cheese icing.


  • CAKE
  • 1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the cake

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. Liberally prepare a 12-cup Bundt pan with the nonstick method of your choice. I greased with shortening and dusted with flour to coat.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on high speed. Slowly add the granulated sugar. Cream together for an additional 5 minutes, until very pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, combining well after each addition and scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  3. Turn your mixer down to its lowest speed and slowly add the flour in two batches. Add the salt and baking soda. Be careful not to overbeat. Add the sour cream, oil and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix the batter until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Set batter aside.

For the Cinnamon Swirl

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined. Set aside.


  1. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the prepared Bundt pan.
  2. Drizzle 1/2 of the cinnamon swirl over the batter. Using a butter knife or skewer, swivel the mixture though the cake batter, creating a flourish pattern.
  3. Repeat with another third of the cake batter and rest of the cinnamon swirl. Top with the remaining batter.
  4. Bake for 75-85 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  5. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then carefully invert onto a serving plate. Let cool to room temperature. Lightly cover the cake with foil or plastic wrap so it does not dry out.

For the icing

  1. Clean your stand mixer and paddle attachment. Beat the cream cheese and butter for 2 minutes on medium-high speed.
  2. Reduce mixer speed and carefully add the confectioners’ sugar in two batches, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Once the sugar is fully incorporated, turn the mixer back up to medium-high speed. Add the milk and vanilla and beat until the icing is smooth and pourable. (note: to make thicker, add more confectioners’ sugar and to make thinner, add more milk.)
  3. Drizzle the icing over the cooled pound cake. Serve at room temperature.

You can order Jocelyn’s book from her publisher OR from amazon when it is back in stock.

Here’s a peek inside for all my cake-loving friends.

And if you’re a fan of fruit, I think you’ll love this book. Jocelyn has many recipes featuring strawberry, lemon, peach, raspberry, pineapple, lemon and more in her cakes.

… and then there’s this Mississippi Mud cake!!!!!!

You guys know me, so you know I would totally want to make this one first, unfortunately I did not have any Kahlua on hand or I would have. I’ll just have to enjoy it another day.

In the meantime, I have more cinnamon roll cake to eat… and ENJOY!

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13 comments on “Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake”

  1. I made this cake for Mother’s Day as it was my daughter’s first Mother’s Day and she requested a cinnamon cake, I came across your recipe and it was a big hit, really tasty. Will be making this again

  2. I first made this back in September and everyone at home is in love with this cake, they just can’t get enough of it, already made more on Christmas and still have requests for the next few birthdays.

    I didn’t have a big enough mold so I split it between two smaller ones with only one layer of filling in the middle, everything still worked fine.

  3. OMG this look so good. It’s going on my list of things to make!

  4. Wow, I made this yesterday! The grocery store is still out of cake flour, so I just made my own. Each cup of AP flour, remove 2 tbsp and add 2 tbsp cornstarch. It is one of the most delicious, moist cakes I have made in a long time. This is a keeper.

  5. I love your receipies, but in Europe we are not used with these measures and it turns out difficult to reproduce your delicious sweets.
    We would appreciate to know grams for each infredients. Conversion tables in the internet are not exact and often not consistent.
    Lots of love from an Italian mum living in Spain!

  6. Looks so planning to bake but wondering is 1/2 teaspoon baking soda enough raising agent

  7. Looks delish! They don’t sell cake flour in my country. What can I substitute with? 

  8. I am inundated with baking/cooking recipes…..I am also very much tired of receivingonline recipes that I can copy ONLY if I sign away my life for another long term membership….

  9. Those “whispers of cinnamon” are calling my name!!! Looks sooooooooooo good.

  10. Omg that looks delicious.  Noms ??

  11. This cake really looks delicious and can’t wait to try it.

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