Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

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This pound cake tastes just like the best cinnamon rolls you’ve ever had, with a cake-like twist!!! Everyone will beg you for the recipe!!

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

Eat cake for breakfast. Yep, I do that.

Whether it’s pancakes or chocolate cake. It’s delicious at eight at night or six in the morning.

This cake has officially changed the entire breakfast experience for me. Cinnamon roll…. cake.

There aren’t words.

But since this is a blog post and I’m here to write about this cake, I’ve taken it upon myself to find words at times like this.

So I will simply tell you that this pound cake is dense, and moist, and so much like a cinnamon roll is almost scary.

Really. I kept looking at it thinking, this isn’t a real cinnamon roll??

No, it’s cake. Cinnamon roll cake.

Ahhhhhhhh so good!! And so gone. which means I need to make more.

And my cereal for tomorrow is looking extremely dull now.

What people are saying about this Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

“I made this and it was the best cake I have ever tasted IN MY LIFE! I could taste the vanilla greek yogurt mixed with butter and sugar and the cinnamon and it was heaven! Thanks for this recipe (hug)” – Nicole

“Did these in muffin tins today, they turned out amazing! I’ll be sending these off in care packages to our (3) kids that are away at Uni. I’m always on the hunt for good pound cake recipes, this one is sure to be a family favourite. Thanks so much for sharing.” – Deb

“This is a wonderful recipe! I shared one of the loaves with my co-workers and everyone wanted the recipe. Very light and oh, does it satisfy that sweet tooth. Tastes just like a cinnamon roll. Please try – you won’t be disappointed. Wonderful idea to take to a brunch.” – Linda

“I just made this cake and it smelled like a cinnamon churro when I pulled it from the oven. It was very tender and had great cinnamon flavor. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BAKING THIS AGAIN… my kids love it!!” – Jil

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

This pound cake tastes just like the best cinnamon rolls you've ever had, with a cake-like twist!!! Everyone will beg you for the recipe!!
4.87 from 23 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line two 9x5 loaf pans with nonstick foil, spray heavily with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in greek yogurt. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. In a separate bowl mix flour and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet in gredients and mix until just combined.
  • In a small bowl mix 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Pour 1/3 of batter into loaf pans. Sprinkle half of cinnamon sugar mixure into pan. Repeat with remaining batter, then cinnamon sugar, then ending with batter.
  • Bake about 50 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. Allow to cool completely before gently removing from pans.
  • For the icing, mix together butter and cream cheese. Add cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar and mix to combine. Pour over cooled loaves. Allow to cool and set at least one hour before slicing and serving.


*Different climates and altitudes can affect the baking time of this cake, which is why the time to cook is suggested as 50-70 minutes.
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5 stars
Amazing!!!! Just amazing! I could not find a sMall cOntainer of vanilla greek yogurt, used plain. Will make again!!! Love it!

    Awesome job, Angie! Thank you for sharing your feedback- excited to hear that you enjoyed this recipe so much!

This looks incrediblE! Can I substitute the greek yogurt with buttermilk?


    Hi Yael- I haven’t tried that substitution myself so I can’t say for sure. I would love to hear the outcome if you give it a try though!

Uau vou fazer com certeza, obrigada pela receita!!!

5 stars
This was my first attempt at a pound cake and this was actually pretty dang on good. Really Easy to make.

    Way easy to make, right?!

hi tiffanY!! Im a little bit upset because i cant seem to get it right, i Followed every step but my cake Colapsed and it Was burnt in the edges and raw inside.
Can you help me? Doesnr seem the texture like yours

    So strange! I’d love to help you troubleshoot. Did you by chance bake it on a top rack? That can result in the edges/outside baking much more quickly than the center. Also, if you removed it from the oven at all during the baking time and then returned it to the oven that can cause the center to collapse…

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