Yellow Cake Mix Cinnamon Bread Recipe

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This easy cinnamon bread is great for both breakfast and dessert.

This easy cinnamon bread is great for both breakfast and dessert.

Easy Cinnamon Bread: Good for Breakfast or Dessert

This is a recipe I found today on Cooks.com. I had a yellow cake mix and a vanilla pudding mix in my cupboard and wanted to dress those up some. The final product is a mix between bread and pound cake and is absolutely delicious! It is really easy to make, a huge plus for me, and is easy to chew—also good for me!


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs (add one at a time)
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cinnamon/sugar blend use:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (I used Penzey's Vietnamese cinnamon and my kitchen smells like a pack of Big Red!)


  1. Place the first six ingredients together in a mixing bowl, and blend on high for 8 minutes. I love my KitchenAid blender, it makes everything so much easier.
  2. Grease two loaf pans generously with Pam.
  3. Fill each pan halfway and then sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar blend in a layer.
  4. Then top off with the rest of the batter and sprinkle the loaf with the remaining sugar blend. I swirled a knife through each loaf to marble the cinnamon throughout and to make it pretty when it is cut.
  5. Bake the loaves for 45 minutes at 350°F.
  6. Cool, and then glaze with frosting.

For the glaze, you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, and add a little more if you need to reach the desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle over the loaf and enjoy!

Beautiful and yummy, this is a great snack for any time of the day!


Amber White (author) from New Glarus, WI on February 03, 2018:

it is easy, and I need to make it again soon :)

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on January 25, 2018:

Just stumbled upon this; sounds super easy and super-yummy. I am very much a 'breakfast must be sweet' type of gal. Pinned!

dlthoerk1109@gmail.com on July 10, 2017:

Why do you say to use two bread pan .did not say what size .

Marlak on February 21, 2014:

Boy, does this look good, Amber; and so easy to make. thanks for posting.

Amber White (author) from New Glarus, WI on October 16, 2012:

It is really easy and really good, was just looking at making this again soon! hope you like it, too!

SmartAndFun from Texas on October 16, 2012:

I've been looking for a cinnamon breakfast bread recipe and yours definitely looks like the best one out there. I am going to make this in the next few days. Thank you!

Amber White (author) from New Glarus, WI on March 14, 2012:

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

WangWendy on March 14, 2012:

Sounds delicious and the ingredients are easy to find! I just have to go out and get some pudding mix, will definitely be making them this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on February 08, 2012:

Yay! I love simple, delicious things like this. Thanks for the recipe- and the great photos!

Dr Sheha on February 07, 2012:

Seems Delicioius!

Thank you for sharing.

Amber White (author) from New Glarus, WI on February 07, 2012:

Let me know how yours come out! Thanks for reading the hub. I love easy recipes and this is so easy. It would definitely be good without the frosting and done in cupcake form,too, I think.

LABrashear from My Perfect Place, USA on February 07, 2012:

Sounds goooooooood! Can't wait to try it!

NightFlower on February 07, 2012:

ooo now see I love recipes like this...OMG and I love cinnamon. Lady you just don't know what you've done. This is a dangerous recipe form me...you got my mouth watering but thanks cause I'm making this -smile. Uhmmm HMMM!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on February 07, 2012:

I bet this would be good even without the icing, having the brown sugar. I will definitely try it!

Amber White (author) from New Glarus, WI on February 07, 2012:

It is so good and so easy. Also, I have run into walls with my kids eating any foods at all most of the time and my son (not my daughter) absolutely loved this! Thank you for sharing it, too!

Lisa from Tennessee on February 07, 2012:

This looks so good! I am definitely trying this one! Voted awesome and up.

Thanks for SHARING! I also shared on Facebook and Twitter!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 02, 2012:

I love cake mix recipes (and just about anything with cinnamon). This looks delicious!

Amber White (author) from New Glarus, WI on February 01, 2012:

My son ate half the loaf today as an after school snack and dessert. Kid approved!

Lindie from Pennsylvania on February 01, 2012:

This sounds simple & yummy! ;) Going to have to give it a try. I love my kitchen aid mixer too. lol

Amber White (author) from New Glarus, WI on February 01, 2012:

thank you!

jellygator from USA on February 01, 2012:

Yummy! Passing this one along... and of course, voted up and useful.

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