My entire family loves this lazy day cinnamon bundt cake recipe. It’s easy to throw together but it looks like it took hours to make! I hope you enjoy this lazy day cake recipe too.
Cinnamon Bundt Cake is simple to make and packed with flavor!
Need I really say more? Ok, you know I’m going to say more.
This is our family favorite cake. My father loves this cake and requests it every year for his birthday. Every year, I ask what he wants and he always replies with that cinnamon cake thing you made last year.
This year we also made it for Thanksgiving. My kids forgot how much they loved it and they have requested it for Christmas too!
This cinnamon swirl cake is perfect for any occasion and I know you’ll love how easy it is to make.
Your family will love this Lazy Day Cinnamon Cake Recipe too!
Just look at it…. all that delicious cinnamon with that yummy icing on top. Yum! It’s so light and fluffy too!
Have I mentioned how much we love this cake?
In some recipes, it requires you to add in sour cream but in my recipe I add in a package of delicious pudding instead which really adds in the moisture and flavor to this delicious cake. The ingredients are quite simple. If I can make it, I know you can too!
What is a Lazy Day Cake?
A lazy day cake is what I call a cake recipe in which I find shortcuts to make a delicious cake recipe easier by using substitutions for for some of the ingredients needed.
In this recipe instead of creating the flour mixture, I use a cake mix instead. This helps create a great short cut but you don’t have to sacrifice any of the flavors!
I love looking for delicious and easy shortcuts for my favorite recipes. If you enjoy that as well, check out some of my other favorite lazy day recipes!
- Chicken Lasagna Recipe
- Crock Pot Lasagna Recipe
- Homemade Donuts
- One Pot Spaghetti Recipe
- Crock Pot Baked Beans Recipe
What is needed to create this Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake Recipe?
Ok there are 3 sets of ingredients needed for this cake but I promise that none of them are too complicated.
For the cake portion of this recipe you’ll need the following:
- 1 Plain Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 Package of Vanilla Instant Pudding
- Vegetable Oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
For the filling portion of this recipe you’ll need the following:
- Light Brown Sugar
- Chopped Pecans or Walnuts (Optional)
And for the glaze portion of this recipe you’ll need the following:
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
I bet you already have everything you need to make this easy dessert recipe! You won’t believe how easy it is to make and how delicious it is! I promise, you’ll want to try this one soon!
Have you ever made your own homemade Vanilla Extract?
Vanilla extract is needed for this recipe and I just recently started to make my own. I’m addicted! It’s so easy to make and really does add more flavor to my baking recipes.
I wrote an entire post on how to make your own vanilla extract here. It only takes 2 ingredients to create and I was able to make it in under 5 minutes. Also, I save a lot of money by making my own vanilla extract instead of using the store bought kind.
I hope you try it out and don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comment below!
Ok now that you have all the necessary ingredients, let’s continue to learn how to make this cake recipe.
How to make Cinnamon Bundt Cake:
First preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Then you’ll want to prepare a 10-inch bundt pan (also known as a 12 cup bundt pan) by spraying it with your favorite non stick spray and lightly dusting it with flour. You don’t want to skip this step so that it’s easy to remove the cake once it’s finished.
Next prepare the filling by combining the brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts together in a mixing bowl. Set aside as you’ll need this later in this process.
Then it’s time to prepare the cake portion of this recipe. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, pudding, oil and water. Then add eggs and vanilla extract. I mixed these ingredients together using my stand up mixer but you can use a hand held mixer as well. Just mix these ingredients together for a few minutes until they are well combined.
Next pour approximately one third of this batter into the prepared bundt pan.
Then sprinkle half of the sugar mixture over the batter in pan. After this, pour another one third of this batter in the pan. Then sprinkle the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture over this layer. Next, pour the remaining batter in the pan.
Then bake for approximately 58-60 minutes in the prepared oven. You’ll know the cake is cooked perfectly when a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
After the cake baked, allow the cake to cool for at least 20 minutes. Then run a knife around the edges of the pan and invert the cake onto a wire rack. Let the cake cool completely on this wire rack.
Now it’s time to prepare the delicious Glaze!
Now it’s time to learn how to prepare the glaze for this delicious cake recipe. You don’t want to skip this step as the glaze is my favorite part and make this cake even sweeter and amazing!
While the cake is cooling, mix together the glaze ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl.
Then I move the cake to a serving platter and next I drizzle the glaze on the top of the cake. The glaze is thin and will drizzle over the cake perfectly. It’s not as thick as icing so don’t be surprised when it’s thinner than normal.
That’s it! This cake is easy to make in no time at all but is a crowd pleaser. I know everyone will love it!
If you enjoy simple yet still delicious cake recipes like this one, then I hope you also check out this Oreo dirt cake recipe. It’s easy to make and everyone loves it!
Try this Easy Pound Cake Recipe for another treat your entire family will love and it is so easy!
Print this Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake Recipe below:
You have to try this delicious Lazy Day Cinnamon Bundt Cake Recipe. This Cinnamon Swirl Cake is simple and easy to make. It's perfect for any occasion!
- For bundt cake:
- 1 plain yellow cake mix 18.25 oz
- 1 package of vanilla instant pudding (3.4 oz)
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ cup water
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For filling:
- ? cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional
- For glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly mist a 12 cup bundt pan with non stick spray and dust with flour.
Place the filling - brown sugar and the cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
Sprinkle pecans in the bottom of the pan (optional).
Mix cake mix, pudding, oil, eggs, water, and vanilla extract in an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute.
Mix for 2-3 more minutes scraping down the sides.
Pour one third of the batter into the prepared pan.
Sprinkle half the cinnamon/sugar filling over the batter.
Pour another one third of the batter into the pan.
Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon/sugar filling.
Pour the rest of the batter in the pan.
Bake for 58-60 minutes.
Let it cool for 20 minutes. Then Run a knife around the edges and invert the cake onto a rack.
Allow it to cool completely.
Prepare the glaze by mixing the sugar, milk, and the extract until smooth.
Place cooled cake on serving platter and drizzle glaze on top.
Slice and serve - enjoy!
Learn how to make cinnamon sugar at home and save a ton of money.
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