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.

Yields 1 loaf

Glazed Cinnamon Sugar Loaf Cake {with Greek yogurt}

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!

15 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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    for the loaf:
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 3/4 c Greek yogurt (I used 2% Plain Chobani)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c milk
  • for the cinnamon sugar ribbon:
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • for the glaze:
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 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.


  1. says

    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? : )

  2. says

    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!

  3. Chobani says

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

    Amy @ Chobani

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      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!!

  4. CrunchyCreamySw says

    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 says

      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 says

      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 says

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

  5. Kim - Liv Life says

    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!!

  6. marcie @ flavor the moments says

    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!

  7. Jennie @themessybakerblog says

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

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

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