Simple cinnamon cake recipe

A simple and delicious cake to make when craving a sweet treat


With extra time in the afternoon, senior Morgan Pankiewicz bakes a delicious treat. “The cake turned out pretty good and looked nice,” sister Chelsea Pankiewicz said. The smell of the cake filled the house after it baked.

Morgan Pankiewicz, Staff Writer

Usually when one needs a sweet treat they go looking for a piece of candy or ice cream; but why look for that when one can make this delicious cinnamon cake easily at home?

This cinnamon cake is pretty similar to coffee cake; it just excludes the nuts. This cinnamon cake is extremely simple to make and turns out delicious. 

The recipe was nicely set up with step-by-step directions and easy to follow instructions, especially if one is a beginner baker. It had all the ingredients laid out and the factor of putting it together became easy.

It took about 45 minutes to bake in the oven—the only downside—but the prep time was about 15-20 minutes. The cake turned a beautiful golden brown after it baked.

When cutting a slice it comes out of the dish very nicely and does not crumble. The cake is very moist, especially after waiting for it to cool down.  When the added topping and the cake come together, it makes for a nice taste.

All in all, this recipe rates a 4 out of 5 cake slices, due to how easy and delicious it is.

How to make:


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ⅔ cup of vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 heaping cup of brown sugar,
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1- Heat the oven to 350° Grease and lightly flour a 13×9-inch baking pan.

2- Using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, oil, eggs and sour cream on low speed until blended, then on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed. Pour half of the batter in the prepared pan.

3- In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and then sprinkle evenly over the batter. Now, pour the remaining batter evenly over the brown sugar mixture and spread to the edges with a butter knife.

4-Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown. Let the cake cool.