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Chia Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins



  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cup (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 5 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk, at room temperature

Chai Filling

  • 3/4 cup light or brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice


  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Pregrat the oven to 350° and prepare a 10-inch bundt pan with grease.
  • Make the cake. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Once combined set the bowl aside. Next, in a large bowl mix together the butter and both the sugars using a hand mix or a stand mix. Mix until the mixture is creamed, about 2-3 minutes.
  • In the same bowl, add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix until combined. The mixture might look a little loose and lumpy. That's okay!
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, along with the milk. Mix together on a medium speed until the two mixtures come together. The batter will look very thick, but smooth.
  • Make the swirl. Combine the spices in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In the prepared pan, add half of the batter. Sprinkle the spice mixture evenly in the middle of the batter forming a new layer. Use all of the spices and don't be afraid to add more! Cover the spice mixture with the remaining batter.
  • Bake the cake for about 55-65 minutes. A toothpick will come out clean when the cake is done. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 2 hours. Once the cake is completely cool, invert the cake onto a wire rack. If the cake seems stuck, run a knife around the base of the cake to give it a little push.
  • Once the cake is cool, add the drizzle. The drizzle can be made ahead and can be added on to the cake right before serving.
  • Make the drizzle. In a small bowl, add the confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla. Slowly stir until the drizzle reaches the desired thickness. Add more milk if needed.