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Cinnamon Loaves

(9 Votes)
2 loaves
45 Min

Bake up a cinn-sational treat with our recipe for Cinnamon Loaves. This cake-like bread recipe starts off with a box of cake mix, which makes it even easier to bake this cinnamon-flavored dessert bread whenever you get the cravings!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (15-1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 (8- x 4-inch) loaf pans with cooking spray and dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cake mix, eggs, oil, water, and vanilla 3 minutes. Pour half the batter evenly into loaf pans.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle half the mixture evenly over batter in loaf pans. Distribute remaining batter evenly between loaf pans and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Gently swirl with a knife.
  4. Bake 45 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks. 

  • Follow these directions to make five mini gift loaves: Pour half the batter evenly into five greased and floured 3-1/4- x 5-3/4-inch disposable loaf pans. Sprinkle evenly with half of sugar mixture. Pour remaining batter into pans; sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Gently swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • These can be stored in the freezer.

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Call it cake or call it bread, this is delicious. (My Aunt Maxine always called hybrids like this tea loaves.) For a yummy reduced fat version, eliminate 1/2 cup of oil 1/4 cup of water substitute in 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. Warm, cold, or room temperature - hard to beat with a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

This looks like the perfect kind of recipe to make on a Saturday afternoon to eat for breakfast the next day. Yum!

Yes, please! This is definitely more of a cake than a bread, but that's a-ok with me. I loved every bite. It's perfect with a cup of hot tea in the morning!

This is really yummy! Gone as soon as it is made!!!

Why can you not post pictures on some of your recipes? I like to see what I'm making....and I like to pin recipes onto Pinterest but usually don't if there is no picture.....

Hello! We apologize for the inconvenience; we're working on putting up photos for all of our recipes as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience, and enjoy!

i followed the recipe as written and received numerous complements

This recipe sounds easy and delicious, and I like the idea of making 5 little gifts, but how do you adapt it now that cake mixes have been changed from 18.25 ounces to 15.25 ounces?

Cut all ingredients by 1/6.

U measure with a measuring cup.

I just add extra flour to the cake mix.


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