I wanted cinnamon bread last night so I found this recipe. Then I made a mistake and used 1 cup of buttermilk instead of 2 cups called for in the recipe. The cake-bread just isn't bread. You will see that the comments varied widely on the recipe page. My cake-bread was dark because I put half of the cinnamon in the batter and then placed the rest in a layer between two pours in the pan. I would not put the cinnamon in the batter but save it for the cinnamon layers poured into the pan. Also, I would put the correct amount of buttermilk in the batter and reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe.