Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m always a sucker when it comes to warm from the oven cinnamon rolls. You know what kind I’m talking about, those shamelessly large, ooey, gooey shove them in my face right now, cinnamon rolls!  You guys, today I have a recipe that is going to BLOW YOUR MIND! It’s a super easy pound cake that tastes just like a cinnamon roll! 🙂

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

This homemade Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake is everything you love about cinnamon rolls in an easy to bake bread form. This bread is quick, and easy compared to traditional cinnamon rolls that require waiting for the dough to rise, rolling out the dough and cutting into separate rolls.

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

With this pound cake all you have to do it whip up the batter, sprinkle a cinnamon filling on top and bake! Super. Simple. And did I mention incredibly delicious too? The only thing that could possibly make this pound cake even better is a few toasted pecans thrown into the cinnamon swirl!

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

Everything you love about cinnamon rolls in an easy to bake bread form!

Yield: 2 (9-inch) loaves


For the Pound Cake:
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons heavy cream

For the Cinnamon Swirl:
2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

For the Icing:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and sides of two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans; dust with flour, tapping out excess.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add sour cream, vanilla extract and heavy cream and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, beat to combine.
To Make the Cinnamon Swirl: Combine the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Pour 1/3 of batter into prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle half of cinnamon sugar mixure into pans. Repeat with remaining batter, then remaining cinnamon sugar, then ending with batter.
Bake 50 to 70 minutes or until edges begin to brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. If cake is not ready at 50 minutes, check again every 5-10 minutes. (Mine took 70 minutes to bake) Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing loaf to a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
To Make the Icing, beat together butter and cream cheese. Add heavy cream, vanilla, powdered sugar and salt and beat to combine. Spread evenly over cooled loaves. Let the icing harden, about 15 minutes, before serving.

Source: adapted from Creme De La Crumb 

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21 Responses to “Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake”

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    Eilin — February 20, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

    This sure looks heavenly!! You’re great, Chris!

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    Jenn — February 20, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    Ooh, I cannot wait to try this! I think we will have it with cut up pineapple for breakfast tomorrow.

    • Christina replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

      I hope you enjoy the pound cake Jenn! It was a huge hit in my kitchen! 🙂

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    Karie — February 20, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    This looks tasty. I wonder if this would work in a bundt pan

    • Christina replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

      Hi Karie,

      I’ve never tried making it in a bundt pan, but I’m thinking it would turn out great! All you would have to do is adjust the cooking time. If you give it a try I would love to hear how it turns out! 🙂

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    Lisa — February 20, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

    Yum! I’m trying this on the weekend. One loaf for us, one for a friend who just had a baby. Can’t wait!

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    Patrice Manning — February 20, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

    Sounds delicious Christina!

    I will try it without the icing though and probably add the pecans you suggested!
    I may make it on Sunday and will comment again!

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    The Hungry Mum — February 21, 2014 @ 4:25 am

    you had me at cinnamon. #loveIt

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 21, 2014 @ 7:08 am

    I am also a sucker for warm cinnamon rolls… one of the best smells ever! And this pound cake looks like such a delicious spin!

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    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar — February 21, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    oh my gosh, I love cinnamon roll breads and cake! This looks delicious and so easy!

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    Laura Dembowski — February 21, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    I need to make some cinnamon rolls and this. I haven’t had a good cinnamon roll in the longest time. Totally agree pecans would be a great addition to the streusel!

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    Sonja — February 21, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

    Thanks for this recipe! Will definitely be making this tomorrow. Nothing is more comforting than cinnamon.

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago.

    • Christina replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

      I hope you enjoy the pound cake, Sonja! 🙂

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    Jenn — February 21, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    This is mouthwatering – yum!

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    Jess — February 22, 2014 @ 4:51 am

    Yum, this looks so delicious! Love the cinnamon swirl!

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    Kristy — February 23, 2014 @ 8:10 pm

    Made this up this afternoon, it was delicious and super easy. My nephews (2 very picky dessert critics) both loved it! Thanks for another great recipe!

    • Christina replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

      Yay!! So happy to hear that you (and your dessert critics 😉 ) enjoyed the pound cake, Kristy! Thanks so much for letting me know how it turned out for you! It was a huge hit in my house! 🙂

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    Kris ~Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts — February 24, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    This sounds like the best bread ever! I wish I had time to make it tonight, but I think it will have to wait a day or two. Definitely whipping it up this week!

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    ChgoJohn — February 25, 2014 @ 10:07 pm

    Cinnamon is such a great spice. It tastes great in a number of baked goods, like this pound cake, and scents the kitchen as it bakes. Perfect!

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    Maria — February 26, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

    Looks yum I also want a bite of it thanks for sharing great recipe

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    Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books — February 26, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

    This looks and sounds so good! I just had some cinnamon toast this evening…Love your recipe!

    Pinned to my Cake board.

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