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Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites

Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites take pound cake and transform it into little bites of sweet, toasty, cinnamon-y deliciousness!

Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites in a lined basket

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites

If you love pound cake, get ready to fall in love all over again with these Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites. With just a few simple steps, you can turn plain pound cake into these sweet, cinnamony treats. And you may never want plain pound cake again!

Well, that last part is definitely an exaggeration. I can’t imagine ever not wanting a hefty slice of pound cake. But these Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites are so easy to make yet so good that I find them completely irresistible! All you need to turn your pound cake into these beauties is a little butter, a skillet, and some cinnamon sugar.

I can tell you that these Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites are an amazing crowd-pleaser. Set out a bowl of them, and you’re likely to see that bowl empty fairly soon. Good thing it’s easy to make more!

If you can’t get enough cinnamon-sugar treats, try Snickerdoodle Bars, Jam-Filled Doughnut Muffins, and Cinnamon Pear Cake, too!

Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites piled in a towel-lined basket

What You’ll Need

  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon – If your cinnamon has been in your cabinet for a while, give it a smell. If it doesn’t have a strong flavor, it’s time to replace it.
  • Unsalted butter
  • Pound cake – For these little guys, you can use your favorite loaf-size pound cake recipe or even a store-bought pound cake if you’re short on time. Cut the cake into 1-inch cubes. My go-to is Cream Cheese Pound Cake. I make a half recipe in a standard loaf pan to make these but a full recipe is great for feeding a crowd.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites

Gather your tools and ingredients. Place a sheet of waxed paper near your stovetop. Mix the cinnamon and sugar, and place it near the waxed paper.

Melt the butter. Place the butter in a large skillet, and melt it over medium heat.

Add the pound cake. Place several pieces of the cake to the skillet. Use tongs to turn them over so they’ll get toasted on each side.

Coat the cake pieces. Transfer the pieces to the bowl of cinnamon sugar, turning them or shaking to coat. Place the coated cake pieces on the waxed paper to cool. Repeat with the remaining cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips for Success

  • Adjust the spice level. Feel free to make adjustments to the cinnamon sugar mixture in the recipe if you’d like to dial the cinnamon up or down. (Learn more: How to Make Cinnamon Sugar) We are big cinnamon fans around here, so I’m not shy with it.
  • Try different spices. Add in other spices if you like, too, for some variety. Try substituting an equal amount of Fall Spice Blend for the cinnamon if you want a little seasonal twist on them.
  • Be organized. While these are crazy easy to make, I highly encourage you to be organized about making them. I place the cut cake on one side of my stovetop and a pan lined with waxed paper on the other for the finished pieces. I also place the bowl of cinnamon sugar on the side of the pan closest to the stovetop. That way you can work from one side to the other. It really makes the process go quite smoothly.
  • Tongs are your friend, too, for moving all those little pieces of pound cake from one stage to another. Work in batches, toasting only as many pieces at a time as your bowl of cinnamon sugar can comfortably hold. Once you’ve worked all the way through the process once or twice, you’ll be a pro!
basket of Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites

How to Store

After these cake bites have cooled, place them in an airtight container and store at room temperature. While they’ll be at their best the day they’re made, they’ll keep for up to 3 days.

You can freeze these in an airtight, freezer-safe container, too. Again, they’ll be best when they’re freshly made, as the coating may not hold up well after being frozen.

Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites

Yield about 48 pieces
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites turn plain pound cake into sweet, cinnamon-y, bite-size treats!

Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites piled in a towel-lined basket


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 standard loaf-size pound cake, cut into 1-inch cubes*


  1. Place a sheet of waxed paper near your stovetop.
  2. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Place near the waxed paper.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add several pieces of pound cake. Turn each piece over when the undersides are lightly toasted and continue toasting.
  5. Once the batch of cake pieces are toasted, transfer them to the bowl of cinnamon sugar. Shake to cover and then transfer to the waxed paper.
  6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 with the remaining cake pieces.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.


*Use your favorite recipe or store-bought. My favorite is Cream Cheese Pound Cake. Half of that recipe will work great, or make the full recipe and double the above ingredients for a big batch.

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    9 Comments on “Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake Bites”

  1. These sound delicious and I LOVE cinnamon, but can you tell me what pound cake is. I’m not sure we have it in Australia. Is it like a sponge cage? Or tea cake maybe? The only pound cake I can think of is more like a dense fruit cake.

    • Wendy, pound cake is a very dense cake that holds its shape. It’s definitely not anything similar to a sponge cake, which is normally very light and airy. I guess you could say it’s like a fruitcake sans the fruit. Hope this helos a bit.

    • Hi, Wendy! It’s a dense, not too sweet cake that’s a traditional one here. Look at the recipe notes for a link to my favorite recipe.

  2. Oh my goodness these look dangerously addictive! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  3. Can’t wait to try this recipe

  4. How do these hold up the next day? Can I make a batch in advance?

  5. I can’t wait to try this with the family 😊♥️😊 
    Thanks for sharing Jennifer 😊

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