I used to make the boxed BC cinnamon swirl cake, but can’t find it anymore. I found this recipe, which is an awesome replacement! My customer said it tasted just like a Cinnabon!!

Cinnamon Swirl Cake


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 sm. box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar


    Mix first four ingredients. Add eggs one at a time. Beat well with electric mixer. Pour 1/2 batter in pan. Meanwhile mix cinnamon and brown sugar together. Sprinkle half over half the batter in pan. Add rest of cake dough, sprinkle rest of sugar mixture on top, swirl the dough with a knife. Put in 350 degree oven. Bake 45 minutes. Do not open the door until 45 minutes is up. (It took 60 minutes baking time).


TOOTALLDESIGNS Says... 6 Sep 2009 , 7:15pm

I used this recipe several times and everytime i use it everyone LOVES it!! its so yummy!! thanks for sharing!!!!

KeeperAtHome Says... 10 Sep 2009 , 6:26pm

What kind of frosting is a good compliment to this cake recipe? Cream cheese I am guessing but anything else? Thanks for sharing this recipe, it sounds delicious!

JSteeves Says... 13 Sep 2009 , 8:48pm


Fishercakes Says... 19 May 2010 , 5:44pm

I used to love the boxed BC mix. Absolutely loved this cake. Very moist! Getting more orders lately for this particular flavor. Thank you so much for posting this one!

areinsbach Says... 20 Dec 2010 , 9:00pm

Have you used it with mm fondant? Would it taste ok with that?

krissy85 Says... 7 Jan 2011 , 1:16pm

I made this as one of the flavors for my daughters birthday cake and everyone raved about it! I frosted it with a cream cheese butter cream and then covered it with MMF. Thanks for the recipe, it's amazing!

jennifer22780 Says... 9 Mar 2011 , 6:40am

maybe a silly question, but do you make the pudding and then add it, or do you just add the contents of the box of pudding? im assiuming you just add the yellow cake box contents, so i guess its the same with the pudding??

jennifer22780 Says... 9 Mar 2011 , 9:14am

THIS IS AMAZING!!!! i now need to find something to frost it with. anyone have a recipe suggestion for what to fill it with?

jennifer22780 Says... 29 Mar 2011 , 5:25am

apple filling was amazing with this!!! i served it as a cake choice at a tasting for hubby's friend... he decided he "had to have cinnamin swirl with apple filling, no doubt about it!" thanks for a fabulous recipe!

Krista512 Says... 6 Apr 2011 , 6:39pm

sounds good cant wait to try this one.

just_learnin Says... 6 Feb 2012 , 12:26pm

What was your recipe for the apple filling that you used?? if you don't mind sharing, I would love to try it.

jennifer22780 Says... 12 Jun 2012 , 5:22am

it was the filling from the sleeves- like the bakeries around here use =)

jennbrownrigg Says... 8 Aug 2012 , 10:05am

YUM! How about a brown sugar buttercream frosting!

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