We don’t call it Foolproof Cinnamon Bread for nothing! This is a very simple recipe that even the most amateur bakers can perfect! Just mix, layer, and bake! The result is something special; a tender loaf cake, swirled with sweet and warm cinnamon sugar and topped with a rich vanilla icing. Mmmm, it’s such a treat that Foolproof Cinnamon Bread is a foolproof way to make everyone at the table happy!


  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 1 1/2-pound loaf pan.

Step 3 –In a medium mixing bowl, add 1 cup of the sugar, the flour, the baking powder, and the salt and stir to combine.

Step 4 –Add the egg, 1 cup of the milk, and the oil to the flour mixture and beat until just moist.

Step 5 –In a small bowl, add the cinnamon and the remaining sugar and stir to combine.

Step 6 –Pour 1/2 of the bread batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Step 7 –Top the batter layer with 1/2 of the cinnamon-sugar mixture and swirl it using a knife.

Step 8 –Pour the remaining bread batter on top of the swirl.

Step 9 –Top the batter with the remaining cinnamon-sugar and swirl it with a knife.

Step 10 –Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Step 11 –Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes before transferring the bread from the loaf pan.

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Step 12 –In a medium mixing bowl, add the butter, the powdered sugar, the vanilla, and the remaining milk and stir to combine.

Step 13 –Drizzle the topping mixture over the bread.

Step 14 –Serve.