Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Can't stay away...


Beth's Starbuck's Coffee Cake
(from pickypalate.com)

  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix (plus ingredients on back of box)
  • 2 Sticks cold salted butter (I used margarine and cut off a couple T)
  • 2 1/4 Cups flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 ¾ Cups sugar (I used 3/4 brown, 3/4 white)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting-optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare cake mix in large bowl according to directions on box. Grease 9x13 pan. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until center is just barely set.
  3. While cake is baking, prepare crumb topping. In large bowl of electric mixer combine, butter, flour, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla until all crumbly.
  4. Immediately after cake is removed from oven, break crumb topping into marble size pieces with fingers, sprinkling over top. Put back in oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes (topping will begin to look a little less wet/raw). Let cool fully then dust with powdered sugar, using a sieve.
  5. Cut into squares and serve.
I know I have another coffee cake recipe on here, but this one is different because of the cake mix and crumb topping that is a bit more thick. I love it. It's a great way to mix it up if you are a cake mix fan, and a great dessert if you love coffee cake/cinnamon-sugar desserts! Very moist and addicting. Don't let this keep you from making it, but I did have to blot a little of the grease off the top. Hey- that's what happens when you use 2 sticks of butter for a topping. It's a great cake worth making!

1 comment:

T said...

ooh... looks delish - maybe for Christmas morning I need to get up and make this... of course, usually they've eaten enough chocolate out of their stocking that it won't matter - but I want it!