Who loves fall? ME!!!!! It’s always been my favorite, and it’s on its way here in upstate New York. I love the crisp mornings, cozy sweaters, vibrant leaf colors, pumpkin patches, cider mills, and of course, the yummy food. One of our family’s all-time favorite fall recipes is Cinnamon Swirl Cake, and you are going to love me (and hate me, because you’re going to want to eat it all!) for sharing it with you. It is the epitome of fall!
Seriously, it is SO good. Bits of cinnamon & sugar are swirled around inside the moist, buttery cake, and it’s topped with a creamy cinnamon buttercream frosting that I could eat with a spoon. (And I may or may not have done that before…)
This cake is very similar to a coffee cake, and could be served at brunch, or for dessert. It’s always a hit wherever I take it, and recipe It’s also a recipe that works well with gluten-free flour. I like to use a gluten-free baking mix by Pamela’s, and I’ve served it numerous times that way, and no one was the wiser!
This really is the perfect cake for fall, and the entire holiday season. I love to serve it on the weekends for breakfast, and it’s also a yummy breakfast on Christmas morning. Having guests? This is easy to make, and wonderful to serve to visitors in your home.
I got this recipe from my friend Char years ago, and I will always be grateful!
Cinnamon Swirl Cake
- 3 c. flour
- 1 c. sugar
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 c. milk
- 1/2 c. melted butter
- 1/2 c. melted butter Yes, another one! Keep them separate.
- 2/3 c. brown sugar
- 1 T. flour
- 1 T. cinnamon
Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
- 4 c. powdered sugar
- 1/2 c. butter softened
- 1-2 T. milk
- 1/2 T. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- dash salt
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the eggs, vanilla, milk, and 1/2 c. melted butter, and mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Melt the second 1/2 c. butter, and stir in the cinnamon, flour, and brown sugar. Pour on top of the cake and swirl through with a butter knife. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until done through.
While it's baking, make the Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting! Place the powdered sugar and softened butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer, adding the milk a little bit at a time until you get the right consistency. Add the vanilla and salt, mix well. Mix in the cinnamon.
Frost the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven!
Here are a few other fall ideas you might like…