Spicy Cinnamon Cake

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Prep Time: 7 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 cup vegetable oil
4   eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
1   (4 serving) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1   (18-ounce package) spice cake mix
5 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans





Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 10-inch tube pan. Combine cake mix, instant pudding, sour cream, eggs, and vegetable oil and beat together well. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Pour half of batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with sugar mixture, reserving a little to sprinkle on top. Pour the rest of batter into pan and sprinkle with the rest of sugar mixture. Bake 1 hour. Let cool and remove from pan.

Yield: 15
Preparation time: 7 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Ease of Preparation:  Easy

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/Nov/Dec 2005 issue
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I make this every year for Christmas as my mama did for us when I was growing up. This recipe has been around my family for at least 40 years. We pour 1/3 of the batter in and then 1/2 the cinnamon mixture. Pour another 1/3 of the batter and then the last of the cinnamon and then top with the rest of the batter. Then we run a knife through the batter to once or twice around to swirl the cinnamon. Mmmmm... We never have any leftovers!

By Karen on December 11, 2012


Made this cake over the weekend. Quite easy to make, made NO changes. I thought it can out a bit dry. The taste was good, but won't make again.

By Roxanne on August 13, 2012


I am not for sure about the name of the cake I bought in a Walmart, but Iknow it has to do with Cinnamon, and I want to say its a coffee cake, but I am not for sure. Can you help me????? THanks, it was wonderful!

By Paula Bowen on January 15, 2011


This cake is delicious!

By Debbie Preseau on January 08, 2011


I made this cake today and it was outstanding! I did add a little more cinnamon. I also melted a stick of butter using 1/2 in the batter and the other 1/2 mixed with the pecans,cinnamon,and sugar. Absolutely out of this world delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Debbie on January 06, 2011


Made this the other day and it was a big hit. Bought some fresh cinnamon from the Indian Market and put that in my spice coffee grinder - used only for spices. The cinnamon was so fabulous in this cake. Simple too. Did add some extra fresh cinnamon in the spice cake mix. Will do again. smile Cheryl in Whittier California

By Anonymous on October 11, 2010


I made this cake last night it was delish!! Would definitely make again. It cooked to perfection in 50 minutes and was so moist inside. I am making two of them this weekend!

By Anonymous on February 02, 2010


Hey Patsy! This cake would work well in individual bundt pans. As the size of bundt pans vary, I can't say how many it will make with your pan size. I would guess 4-6. Cooking time will decrease of course. Same temp., but check after 30 minutes. Libbie Summers, Paula Deen Food Editor

By Anonymous on December 11, 2009


I love this and want to make it in small bunt pans. How many pans would I use and should I cook them the same amount of time. Thanks, Patsy ps_hoard@mac.com

By Anonymous on December 11, 2009


I made this cake for my family. It was great, and they all loved it too. Thank You far a great recipe

By Anonymous on December 06, 2009


I made this cake for my family and they absolutely LOVED it! I thought I'd be able to have a second piece but they devoured it. I followed the recipe but instead of pecans I used walnuts and I added some sweetened apple pie filling over the the top of the cake.

By Anonymous on November 16, 2009

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