Cinnamon pound cake

What is your favourite cake? For me it is most definitely the pound cake - rich buttery goodness that brings me back to my childhood every time. And of the many variations that the humble pound cake comes in, the one I love most is the cinnamon pound cake. Goodness me, how I love the way the kitchen smells while it's baking in the oven and of course, the taste of cinnamon with each velvety bite.

If you have a weakness for cinnamon too, this recipe is for you!

1 1/2 cups self raising flour
Pinch of salt
1 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 eggs
250g butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Cinnamon sugar sprinkle:
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Grease a 10cm x 20cm loaf tin.

2. Sift flour, salt, sugar into a large bowl and set aside

3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with milk, melted butter, cinnamon and vanilla essence. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Pour into the greased loaf tin.

4. Bake until the loaf is golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

5. Let loaf cool in pan on a wire rack for about 20 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.

6. Mix extra caster sugar and ground cinnamon in small bowl. Brush melted butter over top of the loaf and sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over the top.

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27 Responses to Cinnamon pound cake

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Pound cake takes me back to childhood as well. The addition of cinnamon must be just wonderful!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Anouk said...

The cinammon cake looks so good. And your dishware is beautiful!


Pamela RG said...

I like pound cakes too. It is simple to bake and very tasty.

Kati said...

That's what I also love about pound cake - all the different varieties it comes in!


Sybil said...

totally perfect for tea parties!! :D

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Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

This looks really tasty :)
My favourite is carrot cake because it's healthy of course!

Mili said...

Trying to pick a favorite kind of cake is way too big of a challenge. But pound cake is definitely somewhere near the top of the list! It sounds even better with cinnamon :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Rose said...

Butter cake, pound cake. I love them. But not so into cinnamon. Hehe. For me, I think cinnamon can be overpowering the buttery taste and smell so I would omit it.

Lady parisienne said...

oh it looks so good!!

Jane said...

you're making my stomach growl trishie!!!

Ananka said...

Sounds really good. My husband would love this :-D

kidgranny said...

Yum! I also like pound cake :) My mom used to bake them for us when we were younger.

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

This sounds divine! Will keep this in mind for when I finally get back into baking. It sure is inspiration to get to it sooner<3

Tina Bradley said...

I need to try this! My hubby would ADORE it! T.

Beauty Box said...

Mmmm cinnamon pound cake - sounds very yummy and can imagine it would smell to-die-for!

akiko hiramatsu said...

I love cakes!
I love strawberry cake and the chocolate cake and the cheesecake of course as for the pound cake!
It makes me happy!
The dish and sweets which you cook always looks delicious♡


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Pound cake is so good, and cinnamon pound cake sounds even better!

Kiss & Make-up said...

Oh yum, I am TOTALLY craving a slice of that cake right now!

Kiss & Make-up said...

Oh wow, I am totally craving a slice of that cake right now!

Ice Pandora said...

I love pound cakes as well because they are
easy to make and a great cake for many
occasions c; Xx

Shirley Tay said...

I enjoy pound cakes & usually go for chocolate ones. Not a fan of cinnamon tho. Such a lovely treat for the family :D

Arni said...

I can imagine with the addition of cinnamon, this is perfect for coffee too.

My Garden Diaries said...

My goodness does this just look so delicious!!! I must say that I have never made pound cake but love a good slice! Yours looks so pretty on your gorgeous China friend! Thank you for inspiring me to get baking! Wishing you all good things tomorrow! Nicole xo

Sharlynn Ng said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I AM a cinnamon fan and I would love this together with apple sauce with cinnamon and some freshly whipped cream! I've been baking quite a few cakes recently with our new home oven, an orange butter cake with frosting and recently a marbled cake! Love cakes!

oomph. said...

love pound cake. i have one in the freezer right now that i slice up when i need a snack!

Sharon D said...

Ooo...what a gorgeous looking cake, Trishie. You've got me wishing for a piece! ♥

burntfeather said...

How good is Cinnamon I think I sneaky try and put it in every sweet thing I make! Glad to be catching back up on your blog trishie!