Glazed Cinnamon Sugar Loaf Cake {with Greek yogurt}

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 Folks, it’s August.

That means:

a) summer has flown by

b) fall will be here before we know it

c) I can finally start thinking about fall food!

Enter Glazed Cinnamon Sugar Loaf Cake made with Chobani Greek Yogurt.

I happen to love baking with Greek yogurt. Did you know you can sub it for butter, eggs, oil or sour cream in your cooking and baking? This conversion chart from Chobani comes very handy when you want to lighten up your recipe.

I received a case of Chobani Greek yogurt to try in my recipes and boy, was that fun! I used it before in my Bakery Style Double Chocolate Muffins and these Yogurt Lime Muffins. But I was anxious to try it in a loaf cake and since I’ve been having fall flavors on my mind, this Cinnamon Sugar Loaf Cake came about.

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The combination of spices will put you in the mood for fall. It will definitely make your house smell amazing! I substituted the fat (butter or oil) you would find in a traditional recipe, with the Greek yogurt and I was still able to get a deliciously fluffy loaf!

The cinnamon and brown sugar ribbon in the middle is a nice and sweet surprise in every slice. icon smile Glazed Cinnamon Sugar Loaf Cake {with Greek yogurt}

Remember these scones from the newest RecipeGirl cookbook I featured? The glaze was amazing and I knew I will be making it again. It happened to be the perfect finishing touch for this loaf cake! You will love it!

It is going to make you happy along a cup of hot coffee in the chilly mornings this fall. The perfect combination of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and brown sugar makes this loaf not only very fragrant but also super comforting. So don’t wait, save this recipe. You won’t be sorry.

Glazed Cinnamon Sugar Loaf Cake {with Greek yogurt}

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

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Get ready for fall with this Glazed Cinnamon Sugar Loaf Cake! It has no butter or oil, it's made with Greek yogurt and it's fabulous with a hot cup of coffee or tea!


    for the loaf:
  1. 2 c all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  7. 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 1/2 c brown sugar
  10. 3/4 c Greek yogurt (I used 2% Plain Chobani)
  11. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  12. 1/4 c milk
  13. for the cinnamon sugar ribbon:
  14. 1/4 c brown sugar
  15. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  16. for the glaze:
  17. 1 c powdered sugar
  18. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  19. 2-3 Tbsp milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 8"x5" loaf pan. Set aside
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves). Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk eggs and sugar. Add vanilla and mix again.
  4. Add yogurt and gently whisk in.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and fold in gently.
  6. Add the milk and fold in gently until combined.
  7. Spread half the batter in the pan.
  8. Mix the brown sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over the half of the batter.
  9. Spoon the remaining batter on top.
  10. Bake 50 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
  12. To make the glaze, whisk sugar and cinnamon. Add enough milk to make it drizzling consistency.
  13. Pour over completely cooled cake.
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  • Averie Cooks

    Looks incredible and I had so much greek yog to use before our trip – wish I could have baked this! mmm, so good!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know you bake with Greek yogurt a lot too. You would love this loaf! Thanks, Averie!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Hello, pumpkin. I can’t wait to create all things pumpkin. This loaf looks amazing. I bet it made your house smell delicious.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes, it did! Thanks, Jennie!

  • Auntiepatch

    Ummmmm…..where is the recipe?

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I had a temporary glitch with my recipe plugin. All fixed now!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    I got a case of Chobani almost a month ago and I’ve had so much fun with it, too! Your loaf looks incredibly moist and full of cinnamon flavor. YUM!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Marcie!

  • Kim – Liv Life

    While I am absolutely not ready to give up summer, nor ready to move to fall food, I’d take some of this cake any day!! Fabulous recipe!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Kim!

  • Kiran @

    Aaahh… that glaze has my name all over it. Drooooolllll :D

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You will love it, Kiran! Thank you!

  • Tina @ Tina’s Chic

    I love cinnamon bread and I’m especially lovin’ that glaze. Gorgeous. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Tina!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Hi Angela! Welcome to CCS! I’ve been having slight issues with my recipe plugin the last two days. I think it’s all fixed now. About the self-rising flour… I’ve made my own several times and each time I used a combination of flour, salt and baking powder, not soda. I am not sure what the ratio would be with baking soda. So sorry… I did look up the issue and I can’t find any recommendations as to what ratios would have to be used, so I can’t tell you how to substitute your flour for the all-purpose in the recipe.

    • Angela

      Thank you for updating the recipe, I am going to give this a go today with self raising flour. This recipe sounds amazing and not as high fat content as most American recipes. I will let you know how I go. Thanks for replying.

    • Angela

      Hi I made the loaf as muffins today with self raising but as I said the metric measurements were out so increased the yogurt and milk and they were well received I will try again. Thank you.

      • CrunchyCreamySw

        Yay! I am so glad it worked for you, Angela! Thanks so much for letting me know!

  • Annie Miller

    Nothing better than warm-from-the-oven cinnamon bread … and glaze, to boot! The weekend is too far away …

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Absolutely agree! Thanks, sweet Annie!

  • Chobani

    This looks wonderful, Anna! Ugh, that glaze…it’s killing me right now. YUM! :)

    Amy @ Chobani

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I just love how fluffy this bread is thanks to Chobani! So so good I had to make it twice in one week because my kiddos loved it so much! Thanks, Amy!!

  • Tutti Dolci

    I love loaf cakes, especially when topped with cinnamon glaze!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I knew you would love it, Laura! :) Thank you!

  • Georgia The Comfort of Cooking

    Yay, I love that I’m not the only one with cinnamon on the brain! This loaf cake looks like a big hug in a bread pan, Anna! Great recipe, I’d love to try it soon.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      “Big hug in a bread pan”<—— I love it!!! Thank you, Georgia!

  • wearenotmartha

    I love cooking/baking with Greek yogurt and am pretty sure this loaf cake would be the perfect Tuesday morning breakfast :)


    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Absolutely :) Thanks, Sues!

  • Curry and Comfort

    What a fantastic cake… the glaze… the yogurt… the cinnamon and sugar. Yes… it’s a winner for sure. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, my friend! :)

  • Emily // The Best of this Life

    What a gorgeous cake! I love how simple the recipe is (which means I can easily sub with gluten-free flour to make!! YAY!!) – you did a wonderful job!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh yes! If you do make it GF, let me know! Thanks, Emily!

  • Aimee@shugarysweets

    I love fall food! This looks awesome!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Aimee!

  • JulieD

    I’m still in shock it’s August! I love that you used greek yogurt, I need to try it in my baking! This looks soooo good, Anna!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I love baking with Greek yogurt! Thank you, Julie!

  • Valerie

    I don’t want to think about summer coming to an end, it’s far too soon. Could I please just nosh on this scrumptious cake and live in denial? : )