Cinnamon Sugar Loaf cake

Following up from my instagram post, here is the recipe for the Cinnamon-Sugar Loaf cake which has been such a hit here at home. It's so delicious and you should also have the ingredients at home as it's all very simple and easy! I adapted this recipe from one I found on Hot Rod's Recipes on Pinterest. 


  • 1/2 cup (about 125g) of softened butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk (you can do this by adding a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar to whatever milk you prefer to use)
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp golden syrup or molasses


  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1/4 Cup white sugar
  • 1/4 Cup light brown sugar - make this measure a touch less than the white sugar - I think it tastes a bit better.
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 160C/350F fan
  • Line a loaf pan with baking paper and set aside. I used a 20 x 10 x 6cm loaf pan.
  • In large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth. Gently add in dry ingredients and buttermilk until a nice smooth batter has formed.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the batter and place into a separate smaller bowl. To that small amount of batter, stir in cinnamon and molasses.
  • Pour half of the batter into the bottom of the loaf pan. Spoon half of the cinnamon batter in small dollops over the batter. Pour remaining plain batter over the top. Put the remaining cinnamon batter on top of the regular batter.
  • Using a butter knife, swirl two batters together. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Pour melted butter into a large shallow dish. Stir sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon together in a separate large shallow dish.
  • Let the loaf cool 10 minutes before removing loaf from pan. The loaf should be warm to the touch. Dip or brush each side of loaf into melted butter. Spoon remaining melted butter over the edges to ensure the loaf is totally coated in butter.
  • Place the loaf in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, one side at a time until fully coated. Slice into pieces and serve warm or at room temperature.
Hope you enjoy it! x

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