Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This delicious cinnamon coffee cake is super easy to make with a box cake base, but is dressed up with a cinnamon swirl and glaze that make it look like it comes from a bakery.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon coffee cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 559kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes



  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 C oil
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 oz. sour cream

Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 C chopped pecans I left out


  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp softened butter


  • To prepare icing blend all 4 ingredients well and drizzle over cake while still warm
  • With an electric mixer blend cake mix, oil brown sugar, eggs and sour cream
  • For the cinnamon swirl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped pecans in a separate bowl. Heat oven to 325 degrees
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13 cake pan
  • Pour half of the cake batter into the baking pan
  • Sprinkle half of the cinnamon mixture and swirl over the batter lightly
  • Pour the rest of the cake batter into the pan
  • Sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon nut mixture over the top of the batter
  • Run a knife through the cake, mix to swirl the cinnamon - be careful not to touch the bottom of the pan with the knife
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes
  • Drizzle icing over the top of the baked cake while still warm. Enjoy!


Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1.7mg