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Recipe for cinnamon swirl loaf

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf – Moist, Sweet, Heavenly

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  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


A favorite easy recipe for cinnamon swirl loaf. With all simple ingredients and steps, it’s a moist, sweet and heavenly treat!


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup  white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350° (F). Spray a 9″x5″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl or a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Add in vanilla and eggs one by one and sour cream until well combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture in batches and stir until everything comes together.
  6. Pour 1 cup of the loaf batter into the loaf pan and spread it out with a spatula. Now sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon mixture over the top of the batter. Use a knife (or something pointy such as a skewer) to make a swirl pattern.
  7. Pour another 1 cup of  the batter on top, followed by another tablespoon of the cinnamon mixture and again make a swirl pattern.
  8. Pour in the remaining batter. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon mixture evenly on the top. (No need to swirl the top coating of the cinnamon).
  9. Bake at 350° (F) for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool 15-20 minutes before slicing and enjoying!
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American