A tender pound cake with flecks of vanilla bean paste, swirls of spicy cinnamon sugar, and a tangy cream cheese icing. This Cinnamon Roll pound cake is like the Cinnamon Roll’s sophisticated older brother. You know, if there were such a thing!

Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake {mind-over-batter.com}

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my “Yesterdays”. Actually, the song “Yesterdays” from Guns –n– Roses has been stuck in my head for a straight week, which in turn has forced me to think about yesterdays.

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And well, as Axl Rose succinctly put it – Yesterday’s got nothin’ for me. The older I get, the more I choose to live in the now. In the today. In this very moment. Yesterdays are for learning and moving on. Not for dwelling over. I’ve come to realize that no matter how much you dwell on Yesterdays, the events will not modify or change over time.

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Your yesterdays will forever remain the same.  What changes is how you feel them, how you view them, how they affect your everyday life. I view my Yesterdays much like a rear view mirror. Oh, they’re there – Back there – I can see them.  Faded, somewhat. Because time does that. Time fades that ledger of memories you hold so tightly. And these memories, these Yesterdays, they got nothin’ for you.  Damn you, Axl Rose. I didn’t mean to get philosophical on you, and shit. I meant to show you this bad ass Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake.

Flow with me…

Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake {mind-over-batter.com}

I know it’s still hot outside and here I am, forcing you to turn on your ovens. I am truly torn between summer recipes and moving on to the spicy warmth of fall. As I was thinking that maybe – Just maybe – I could shove another couple of summer recipes in your faces, this Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake from Crème de la Crumb caught my eye. I don’t even remember how it happened. Pinterest, maybe.  All I remember is yelling; “Someone needs to take two sticks of butter out of the fridge now – Right now!!!!!”

Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake {mind-over-batter.com}

And the rest friends, is history. I made some changes to this recipe. It is truly rare when I keep anything in its natural state. It’s not my stilo. I baked this cake in a Bundt pan because it was Sunday and I like my Sunday jammies easy. I wasn’t about to find, butter, and line 2 loaf pans with parchment paper. I just wasn’t. My basement is huge.

Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake {mind-over-batter.com}

I grabbed the first pan I saw and it happened to be a large Bundt pan. Roll with it, people. I reduced the sugar a bit, which is crazy because I could eat sugar out of the container. Again, roll with it. I replaced the vanilla Greek yogurt with sour cream for extra tang and added a full tablespoon of vanilla bean paste. Mostly ‘cause I can’t resist vanilla flecks in my cake situations. And finally, I doubled the cinnamon sugar. Because, hot dam – cinnamon sugar is the shi-et. This cake takes forever to bake. In my oven it was a whopping 53 minutes of sheer insane torture. The scent alone is intoxicating; like those old school cartoons where the scent would hold you by the nostrils and pull you towards it. Yeah, like that.

Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake {mind-over-batter.com}

I made the glaze a bit heavier on the cream cheese side and I poured it over the cake while it was still warm. I also sliced it while it was still warm. I ain’t got no shame in my game, boo. I went in. We all went in. And went in again. And before we knew it, half the bundt cake was gone and we were eyeing the rest with sick desire. This Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake is tender, sweet, and resplendent in fall spice. When you cut into this cake you can hear a soft crunching sound from the cinnamon sugar. And there is a lot of cinnamon sugar here. It’s like finding swirls of diamonds made of cinnamon inside a piece of tender vanilla flavored pound cake.

This cake is amazing. So amazing my son asked for it again, and again for his birthday later in the fall. And that my friends makes it a winner. Today. And today again. Not yesterday. Never yesterday.

Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake {mind-over-batter.com}

A tender pound cake with flecks of vanilla bean paste, swirls of spicy cinnamon sugar, and a tangy cream cheese icing. This Cinnamon Roll pound cake is like the Cinnamon Roll’s sophisticated older brother. You know, if there were such a thing! www.mind-over-batter.com

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