Vanilla Cinnamon Cake Recipe

Who doesn’t love the comforting aroma of vanilla and the warm, spicy notes of cinnamon? In this blog post, I’ll be sharing a delightful recipe for a Vanilla Cinnamon Cake that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

This unique recipe combines the classic flavors of vanilla and cinnamon to create a moist and flavorful cake that is perfect for any occasion.

So let’s dive into the details and learn how to create this delectable treat!

How To Prepare Vanilla Cinnamon Cake Recipe?

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50-55 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings


  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer or stand mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 9-inch round cake pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Wire rack
  • Spatula

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To make this Vanilla Cinnamon Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Vanilla Cinnamon Cake Recipe
Vanilla Cinnamon Cake Recipe

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. You can use an electric mixer or a stand mixer for this step.

Step 3: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 4: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

Step 5: In a small bowl, combine the ground cinnamon with a tablespoon of the prepared batter. Mix well to create a cinnamon paste.

Step 6: Pour half of the vanilla cake batter into the prepared cake pan. Spread it evenly using a spatula.

Step 7: Spoon dollops of the cinnamon paste onto the batter in the pan. Swirl it gently with a knife to create a marbled effect.

Step 8: Pour the remaining vanilla cake batter over the cinnamon layer and spread it evenly.

Step 9: Place the cake pan in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 10: Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 611
  • Carbohydrates: 81g
  • Proteins: 4g
  • Fats: 9g
  • Sodium: 502mg
  • Sugars: 69g

Why Is Cinnamon Used In Cakes?

Cinnamon is frequently used in baking. It is a strong, sweet, and aromatic spice. In traditional Chinese medicine, cinnamon has been used for its medicinal properties for hundreds of years, and it has even been considered the second most important herb, right after ginseng.

Cinnamon has many health benefits. It is high in fiber, antioxidants, and minerals such as manganese, iron, and calcium.

It reduces cholesterol levels, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and regulates blood pressure.

Which Ingredient Makes Cake Soft And Fluffy?

Butter is the main ingredient that makes cake soft and fluffy. Butter is one of the most important ingredients in baking. It gives flavor to your cake

and, most importantly, makes it soft and moist. If you do not use butter in your cakes, you will notice that your cakes will become a little drier.

How Can I Make My Vanilla Cake Taste Better?

You can improve the taste when making any cake by mixing in more cinnamon. The more cinnamon you mix into your cake, the richer it will be.

So if you want your vanilla cake to have a stronger flavor, add more cinnamon.

How To Serve:

1. Serve your vanilla cinnamon cake alone or with ice cream.

2. You can serve it with frosting.

3. You can also stuff it with cream cheese, nuts, fruits, and another filling of your choice for a more elaborate and delicious dessert!

4. I used a simple cake mix in this recipe, But you can make the cake from scratch. The texture will be close, but with the homemade version, the taste was slightly better.

How To Store:

1. Store your cake covered in the fridge.

2. If you want to make your vanilla cinnamon cake last longer, you can store it in the freezer.

3. You can store homemade cakes for one week in the fridge and two weeks in the freezer.

4. With cakes with milk and egg, you must keep them refrigerated, so they do not spoil or get eggs spots on them.

A good way to keep homemade cakes fresher for longer is to slice them before

serving and letting people serve themselves.


This Vanilla Cinnamon Cake is a delightful combination of flavors that will satisfy your cravings for something sweet and aromatic.

With its marbled appearance and tender texture, it’s a perfect choice for special occasions or simply to treat yourself and your loved ones.

So gather your ingredients, follow the step-by-step instructions, and get ready to enjoy a slice of this heavenly cake!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour?

It’s recommended to use all-purpose flour for this recipe. Self-rising flour contains leavening agents, which may alter the texture of the cake.

Can I substitute butter with oil?

Yes, you can use an equal amount of vegetable oil instead of butter. However, keep in mind that it may affect the flavor and texture of the cake slightly.

Can I make this cake gluten-free?

Yes, you can try using a gluten-free flour blend as a substitute for all-purpose flour. Keep in mind that the texture and taste may differ from the original recipe.