Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves – Breakfast Bread with Cake Mix

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Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Yellow cake mix makes for a moist bread, and the cinnamon sugar is tasty swirled all the way through the loaves. Making breakfast bread with cake mix is easy, and it is perfect to pop an extra loaf in the freezer to have later.

Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves

What do you and your friends do for fun on a Saturday afternoon? Sit by the pool. Go shopping. Watch a movie. Not my friends!

Recently, I got together with nine of my blogging buddies from The Real Farmwives of America and Friends and we did some Freezer Cooking!

I chose to make this moist breakfast bread using yellow cake mix.

Making bread with cake mix is a huge shortcut and results and a soft, moist and fluffy breakfast bread.

Sunrise Cinnamon Rolls have beautiful swirls of cinnamon sugar all throughout the bread.

Ingredient List for Cake Mix Cinnamon Bread

Yellow Cake Mix

Eggs

Vegetable Oil

Water

Vanilla Extract

Ground Cinnamon

Sugar

How to Make Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and prep two loaf pans by greasing and flouring.
  2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in large mixing bowl and beat on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour a quarter of the batter into the bottom of each pan.
  4. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle half over the batter in the pans.
  5. Spread the remaining batter evenly into the loaf pans; sprinkle the top of the loaves with the remaining sugar mixture.
  6. Use a knife to gently swirl sugar and cinnamon into batter.
  7. Bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes, and cool on wire racks.
Full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for making bread with cake mix is in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Notes About Breakfast Bread with Cake Mix

  • Look for cake mixes that say they have pudding added. Aldi’s brand has pudding-in-the-mix, as does Betty Crocker and Pillsbury. If you can’t find one with pudding, regular cake mix works too.
  • Substitute white cake mix, lemon cake mix or any other options for a fun new spin on these sunrise loaves.
  • Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or chopped nuts would be a great addition to this quick bread using cake mix recipe.
  • The sugar on top can burn, so be sure to check the loaves around the 30 minute mark in the oven.
  • Wrap tightly in aluminum foil, and then put in an airtight zip-lock bag to store in the freezer for later.

What is Freezer Cooking?

Good question. Cris over at Goodeness Gracious does a great job explaining the concept over on her blog here.

This is the second time I took part in this type of marathon cooking day and I have to admit it stresses me out just a bit! However, we had a great time and I came home with SO MUCH food!

Thanks to Gooseberry Patch we had a head start picking our recipes with their Freezer-Friendly Recipes cookbook. I chose the Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves as my recipe!

Batch Cooking

It’s a really simple recipe and I decided to step up my game and mix up two batches at once since I had 12 batches to bake in about 5 hours (thankfully the kitchen had 2 ovens)!

As I said before, it was a bit stressful for me so I didn’t get a lot of action shots as I was in the kitchen. Trust me, there are no difficult steps with this recipe so you’ll be OK without step-by-step shots!

After it was all said and done, I had nine delicious smelling soups, side dishes and entrees in my car! Rumor has it that many of the loaves I made didn’t make it to the freezer…the one I took home may not have either!

I have to admit I only kept one for myself. The rest are in my sister’s freezer so she has meals ready to pop in the oven after her baby is born later this month.

Before I share the recipe, I do want to tell you that I did a couple of things that were not part of the recipe.
First, I added chocolate chips to some of the loaves. Chocolate makes almost everything better!
Second, instead of making all large loaves, I made some mini loaves and muffins. Just because I could.
Third, I added some big decorating sugar crystals to the tops of the loaves. I thought it made them look prettier. I also didn’t quite use all of the cinnamon sugar mixture that it called for.

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Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves - Breakfast Bread with Cake Mix

Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Yellow cake mix makes for a moist bread, and the cinnamon sugar is tasty swirled all the way through the loaves. Making breakfast bread with cake mix is easy, and it is perfect to pop an extra loaf in the freezer to have later.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix sunrise cinnamon loaves
Servings: 2 loaves
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix with Pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prep two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans (grease and flour). 
  • Combine the first 5 ingredients in large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 3 minutes. 
    Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Yellow cake mix makes for a moist bread, and the cinnamon sugar is tasty swirled all the way through the loaves. Making breakfast bread with cake mix is easy, and it is perfect to pop an extra loaf in the freezer to have later.
  • Pour a quarter of the batter into the bottom of each pan. 
    Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Yellow cake mix makes for a moist bread, and the cinnamon sugar is tasty swirled all the way through the loaves. Making breakfast bread with cake mix is easy, and it is perfect to pop an extra loaf in the freezer to have later.
  • Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle half of the mixture evenly over the batter in both pans. (Add nuts, chocolate chips or other goodies here, if you want to.) 
    Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Yellow cake mix makes for a moist bread, and the cinnamon sugar is tasty swirled all the way through the loaves. Making breakfast bread with cake mix is easy, and it is perfect to pop an extra loaf in the freezer to have later.
  • Spread the remaining batter evenly into the loaf pans; sprinkle the top of the loaves with the remaining sugar mixture.  Use a knife to gently swirl sugar and cinnamon into batter. 
    Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Yellow cake mix makes for a moist bread, and the cinnamon sugar is tasty swirled all the way through the loaves. Making breakfast bread with cake mix is easy, and it is perfect to pop an extra loaf in the freezer to have later.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes (baking time varies if you do small loaf pans or muffins).
    Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Yellow cake mix makes for a moist bread, and the cinnamon sugar is tasty swirled all the way through the loaves. Making breakfast bread with cake mix is easy, and it is perfect to pop an extra loaf in the freezer to have later.
  • Cool on wire racks. 
    Cake Mix Sunrise Cinnamon Loaves are perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Yellow cake mix makes for a moist bread, and the cinnamon sugar is tasty swirled all the way through the loaves. Making breakfast bread with cake mix is easy, and it is perfect to pop an extra loaf in the freezer to have later.

Notes

  • Look for cake mixes that say they have pudding added. Aldi's brand has pudding-in-the-mix, as does Betty Crocker and Pillsbury. If you can't find one with pudding, regular cake mix works too.
  • Substitute white cake mix, lemon cake mix or any other options for a fun new spin on these sunrise loaves.
  • Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or chopped nuts would be a great addition to this quick bread using cake mix recipe. 
  • The sugar on top can burn, so be sure to check the loaves around the 30 minute mark in the oven. 
  • Freeze and Serve Instructions: Place cooled loaves in freezer bags and place in freezer. To serve, thaw at room temperature or put a frozen slice into the toaster. 
  • Love cake mix recipes?  Try these amazing Yellow Cake Mix Gooey Bars.

 

All opinions and photos in this post are mine for better or worse. There is an affiliate link and Gooseberry Patch provided me with the cookbook. 

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