April 15th, 2011

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

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This Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake didn’t last long at our house. Maybe because my kids were eating it for breakfast. Okay, I might have had a slice for breakfast myself. It does remind me a bit of coffee cake, with a cinnamon swirl throughout the cake, and a deliciously crunchy cinnamon and sugar coating on the outside.

I’ve tried a lot of variations on the classic snickerdoodle cookie and I think this one is my favorite.  Just be sure to grease your pan really well so the cinnamon and sugar topping doesn’t stick.  No frosting required, although a light powdered sugar glaze would be wonderful.

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Preparation 10 mins Cook Time 60 mins Total Time 1 hr 10 mins


  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon; mix well.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously spray a 9-inch bundt pan with cooking spray, being careful to cover all the nooks and crannies, as well as the center tube.
  3. Gently dust the entire inside of the pan with about 1/3 cup of the cinnamon and sugar mixture, set the rest aside.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  5. Beat just the butter on medium speed for one minute. Add the white sugar and mix for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  6. Scrape down the bowl and blade and add the brown sugar. Mix for 2 minutes until the mixture is light brown and uniform in color.
  7. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream; beat well.
  8. Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
  9. Spread the rest of the batter into the pan and sprinkle any remaining sugar mixture over the top.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Who Dished It Up First: I first saw this cake at Apples and Twinkies, and adapted the recipe I found at Dozen Flours.


  1. This cake is calling my name! Looks delish!

  2. I love snickerdoodle anything! What a great looking cake!

  3. I love snickerdoodle flavors… who doesn’t like cinnamon sugar?? This sounds great… bookmarking!

  4. Oh Tell me why i had to check your blog today…haha!

    I am SOOOOOO makin’ this one over the weekend.

    thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the shout out! Your cake looks wonderful!

  6. This is a must try! It sounds great with all that cinnamon!

  7. Love bundt cake, love snickerdoodles~fabulous recipe!

  8. Love love love snickerdoodles!! I am way better at making cakes than cookies…so glad I found your blog today. Thanks!! 🙂

  9. dear Danelle,The bundt cake is looking amazing and loved your write up too. Have a greta day and enjoy the cake !

  10. Snickerdoodles is one of my favorites! Beautiful cake. Bookmarking to give this one try.

  11. Yeah, this cake makes the short list of things to bake.

  12. Yummers! I love the snickerdoodle and its cinnamon-sugar topping. This cake would go quickly at my house too. 🙂

  13. seriously drool worthy! Looks delish 🙂

  14. The cakes looks beautiful and delicious. I love cakes like this, simple without the need of any frostings!

  15. snickerdoodles are my favorite! i might make this for my easter brunch contribution.

  16. Got my internet back after 3 days of nothing—came on here and saw this. Worth the wait! Yum! Looks so moist. 🙂

  17. Oh my! One of my fave cookies — but in lovely cake form. It doesn’t get better than that! 😉

  18. Mmmm! I’m all about snickerdoodles AND cake! You’re my hero for combining them!

    I’m new to your blog! I found you through FTLOB and I can’t wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog!

    Simply Kate

  19. This cake has literally been on my list to make for about 2 years. I first saw it on Ingrid’s blog and her kids loved it, which is great sign. Cinnamon and sugar is one of my favorite combinations, I really don’t know why I haven’t made it before. 2011 will be my year!


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