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Granola Cake for #BundtBakers

Granola Cake | Magnolia Days

It was a simple thing to do. Go to the store and get orange juice for the photos. The plan was laid out. It was to be a breakfast scene with juice and coffee. Then something shiny caught my attention. Well, not actually shiny. Thoughts of other upcoming posts and recipes filled my head. This created a list of things needed other than juice. I went to the store and filled the cart with groceries. I unpacked the bags and realized I forgot the one thing that had me going to the store in the first place. Oh well. Photos of Granola Cake would have to be done without it.

This is definitely not the first time it happened. Distraction and not writing lists get me going back to the store all too often. I should learn from past experience and yet the lesson will not stick. All I can do is laugh about it and be glad the grocery store is only a mile away. Anyway, photos and missing items aside, it is time to focus on cake for breakfast. Yes, that’s right: cake for breakfast.

Granola Cake | Magnolia Days

Granola cake is definitely breakfast food. It is also definitely dessert and a snack too. It’s an all-purpose, any time of day, tell people you are eating healthy, and splurge worthy cake. It’s moist and crumbly, filled with golden raisins, and topped with vanilla glaze. The best part is no one would know it is made with granola if you don’t tell them. Your secret is safe with me.

Granola Cake | Magnolia Days

Why did I bake a breakfast cake? It is the Bundt Bakers theme this month. Any excuse to start out the day with a bundt is a good one. Do you like to begin your day with something sweet? We have recipes for you. How about with savory? We have recipes for that too. Take a look at them and scroll down to find out how you can join in the bundt baking fun.

For other breakfast recipes, check out my Golden Morning Glory Muffins or Sausage and Egg Wraps.

Granola Cake | Magnolia Days
3.2 from 10 votes

Granola Cake

A recipe for Granola Cake. It is a moist and crumbly cake filled with golden raisins and topped with a vanilla glaze. Enjoy it any time of the day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Author Renee


For the cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup granola cinnamon flavor*
  • 8 ounces golden raisins
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk more if needed


For the cake:

  1. Pour boiling water over granola and raisins in a bowl. Stir and cool to room temperature (about 1 hour).
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10- or 12-cup bundt pan.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  4. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. While blending at low speed, add flour mixture in three additions alternately with soaked granola and raisins in two additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture until just moistened. Do not over mix.
  7. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Cool cake in the pan for 12 minutes. Turn out cake on a wire rack and cool completely. Top cake with vanilla glaze.

For the glaze:

  1. Combine sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add milk to desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

*Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the flour mixture if using granola that is not cinnamon flavored.

What is Bundt Bakers? It’s a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Bundt Bakers Pinterest board for incredible bundt cake recipes and inspiration. Stacy of Food Lust People Love heads up our group and has a #BundtBakers page where you can find information and links to the recipes for each month.

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How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Would you like to join in the fun? If you are a food blogger, send an email with your blog name and url to Stacy at [email protected].

Recipe Rating

Felice/All That's Left Are The Crumbs

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

I either forget the thing I went into the store to get or I go for one thing and come out with 20, such is life. I love that you baked granola into your bundt - it looks amazing, My daughter has been baking lots of granola lately, so I can't wait to give this a try.


Saturday 31st of May 2014

You need to share your daughter's recipes for granola. I really enjoy homemade ones.


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Wow, this sounds really delicious and intriguing. Yum!


Saturday 24th of May 2014

Thank you and it is very delicious.


Wednesday 21st of May 2014

I no longer head out without a list ( phone with the app that has the list). Now, if I don't remember to add it to the list? I am out of luck. Great cake. I think I will try this with some muesli that I have on hand. Hope it works.


Saturday 24th of May 2014

It may work with muesli but I'm not sure. You will have to let me know how it does. Thanks!


Saturday 17th of May 2014

Granola is perfect for breakfast. In CAKE - even better.


Monday 19th of May 2014

Thanks Margaret.

Laura Dembowski

Saturday 17th of May 2014

I'm a granola junkie. Putting it in a cake is genius! Also I have forgotten so many things at the grocery store. It's just life, I think.


Monday 19th of May 2014

Yes, and the forgetting things seems to happen more often as we get older too.