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Snickerdoodle Cake Recipe

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This snickerdoodle cake has a soft and buttery center and sweet cinnamon sugar coating. It is the perfect dessert recipe to help with your sweet cravings!

mini snickerdoodle cake

This cake. It is amazing.

You have a light and moist butter cake loaded with nutmeg goodness. Rolled in a cinnamon mixture right after baking makes it heavenly.

The addition of five eggs gives it a nice fluffy donut taste. That’s right… I said DONUT.

butter stacked on wood table

How to make Snickerdoodle Cake:

  1. Start by whipping one cup of butter with two cups of sugar.  You really want this to get nice and fluffy, so let it whip for 5 minutes and be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  2. Once you have got a light consistency it is time to add your eggs. Mix them in, one at a time, until they are fully incorporated. Follow with a little splash of vanilla.
  3. Shift together all of your dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry in rotation with buttermilk to you egg mixture.
  5. I opted for a  mini bundt cake pan but a cupcake tin would work as well. Fill and bake.

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cinnamon and sugar mixture

While your cake is still warm, roll in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Let them cool slightly and serve!

snickerdoodle cakes on wood table

This cake does not need any frosting.

However, if you are looking for a great topping you can always try one of my favorite frosting recipes:

snickerdoodle cake recipe

Any of those options would taste phenomenal. We decided that this cake would be amazing in a baked donut pan as well. Just follow the recipe below but adjust the baking time as needed.

Snickerdoodle Cake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Yield: 12 mini bundts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This snickerdoodle cake has a soft and buttery center and sweet cinnamon sugar coating. It is the perfect dessert recipe to help with your sweet cravings!


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray a muffin tin or 2 mini bundt pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Shift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together 2 cups of sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk. Mix until fully incorporated. Divide between your prepared pan and cook for 20-30 minutes (baking time will vary depending on which pan you decide to use).
  4. Remove the cakes from the pan while they are hot. Brush with butter and roll in 1 cup of sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 mini bundt
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 576Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 667mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 1gSugar: 54gProtein: 9g
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This snickerdoodle cake has a soft and buttery center and sweet cinnamon sugar coating. It is the perfect dessert recipe to help with your sweet cravings!

Judi Z.

Saturday 24th of April 2021

How can I adjust this recipe to bake in a regular Bundt pan?


Sunday 25th of April 2021

Hi Judi, I actually have this on my schedule for later this week. I'm hoping to make some updates as well as offer a regular bundt size option. If you'd like I can send you the recipe once it's completed.


Thursday 25th of February 2021

My daughter requested these as cupcakes for her birthday. The only changes we made were to sub the buttermilk with skim milk/vinegar, reduce the recipe by 2/5 (made 12 regular size cupcakes, baked for 25 minutes), but kept the cinnamon at 1 tsp. They're amazing! Very light & fluffy. One very happy 10 year old!


Thursday 25th of February 2021

I am so glad they worked out for you! We use that buttermilk substitute in a pinch. Genius!

T. Gray

Sunday 31st of January 2021

The worst cake I have ever made! My husband loves snickerdoodles but he would’t eat these things! Sorry but I must give it a thumbs down! T. Gray


Sunday 10th of January 2021

It made 24 of my mini Bundt and 6 donuts.......yummy !


Friday 24th of January 2020

Not my favorite even though it got eaten. I had 4 little bundt pans and started with that. It took forever that I just put the rest in a regular bundt pan. Both came out real pretty. I let my regular size bundt bake longer to get a brown that had a bit of a crunch on the outside.


Saturday 25th of January 2020

Thank you for an honest review, Laurel. I will make this recipe again and see if I can maybe tweek it a bit.

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