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Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl Cake

This cake is delicious! Perfect for brunch!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons softened
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Ingredients for swirl:

  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 100% cocoa

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk more or less


  • In a mixing bowl combine softened butter, white sugar, eggs, sour cream, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix with mixer. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon.
  • Combine the flour with the liquid and mix all together with mixer. Fold in nuts with spoon. Make the swirl below. Add half the cake mixture to a sprayed 10 inch bundt pan. Sprinkle the dry swirl over the cake mixture. Follow with the other half of the cake mixture and spread over swirl. Take a kitchen knife and swirl though the batter.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until center tests done. Cool cake for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool completely before adding glaze below.

Swirl Instructions:

  • Whisk together all ingredients.

Glaze Instructions

  • Stir together and drizzle over cooled cake.