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Cinnamon Swirl Loaf Cake

This homemade Cinnamon Swirl Loaf Cake is an easy quick bread recipe that's moist and tender with a big cinnamon sugar swirl and topped with the most perfectly crunchy streusel. 
5 from 4 votes
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hr
Total time: 1 hr 15 mins
Yield: 8 servings


For the cake:

  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plain whole fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the swirl:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

For the streusel:

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350℉ and prep a standard loaf pan by greasing it with non-stick spray, butter, or ghee and lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the 2 eggs and 1 cup granulated sugar.
  • To the mixing bowl add the 1 cup greek yogurt, 1 ½ vanilla extract, and ½ cup canola oil. 
  • To the wet mixture, add the 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Whisk until just combined. 
  • Make the cinnamon sugar mixture: In a separate small bowl combine the ½ cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
  • To a prepared loaf pan (lined, greased), pour half of the batter and spread into an even layer. Then sprinkle ¾ of the cinnamon sugar on top. Using a knife or offset spatula, gently swirl the cinnamon sugar filling into the bottom layer of batter without fully mixing them together. Top with the remaining batter and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon mixture over top. 
  • Make the streusel: Combine the 3 tablespoon melted butter, 2 tablespoon light brown sugar, 2 tablespoon granulated sugar, ¼ cup flour, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt. Sprinkle in an even layer over the top of the loaf.
  • Bake at for 50-60 minutes until deeply golden. Baking time may vary depending on your oven.


Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Loaf Cake
Author: Haley
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