Cinnamon Orange Swirl Bread

"Smells and tastes delicious"
photo by Malu8033 photo by Malu8033
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins
1 loaf




  • Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla to the creamed mixture; mix well.
  • In another bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and stir just until moistened.
  • Pour half of the batter into a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  • Mix together the ground cinnamon, orange rind and remaining sugar; set 1 tablespoon aside for topping.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over batter.
  • Top with remaining batter.
  • Cut through batter with a knife to make the swirl.
  • Sprinkle with reserve cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in pan; remove from pan to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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  1. Oh dear me. I made this for breakfast last weekend and we could barely wait for it to come out of the oven. Wonderful smell. We let it cool slightly but ate it warm with a little drizzle of melted butter. The orange and cinnamon flavors were pure heaven. The bread had a very tender texture. Awesome in our opinion. Thank you Nurse di.
  2. This bread is very delicious. It filled the house with wonderful smells while it was baking. Had a delicate orange and cinnamon flavor. My parents are coming for a visit in a couple of weeks and I plan on making this while they are here.
  3. Orange and cinnamon are such a wonderful flavor combination. This bread really highlighted that. Did not fall apart when I sliced it but was still very soft. I made this for Sunday brunch and we all enjoyed it. 5-stars and a big thank-you.
  4. OMGosh!! This bread was sooooo yummy. The flavor of the fresh orange zest is subtle but detectable and delicious. A beautiful look, with the swirled pattern. I had my mom over for coffee and I served this. We were both delighted with the texture and flavor. Thank-you for posting.
  5. This tasted so good along with a steaming hot cup of coffee. WOW!! The texture was almost like a pound cake, firm but tender. The fresh orange zest gives a delicate and delicious flavor. The cut slices looked beautiful, too. Thanks for another terrific recipe, Nurse Di.



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