Cheater Coffee Cake

by May 9th, 2010 // Breakfast

Cheater Coffee Cake

Cheater Coffee Cake

I’ve written in the past about Anne Byrn, author of “The Cake Mix Doctor Returns.”  The cookbook concept is all about making great cakes starting with a mix as the base.  When I follow her recipes, I use organic cake mix to avoid the nasty trans-fats in the Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker brands. Plus, I think they taste better.  This morning my kid and I whipped up this coffee cake in no-time!  There are lots of recipes just like this in “Cake Mix Doctor Returns.”

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 40 to 45 mins

1 package plain golden cake mix
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly mist 13×9 metal cake pan with cooking spray then dust with flour. Shake out excess flour. Place the cake mix, sour cream, oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat for 30 seconds, scrape down and beat again for 2 minutes longer. Pour half the batter into prepared cake pan. Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle half the brown sugar / cinnamon mixture over the top of the batter in the cake pan. Pour the remaining batter over the topping and sprinkling the rest of the sugar / cinnamon mixture on top of the cake batter. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cheater Coffee Cake

Cheater coffee cake.

2 Comments on “Cheater Coffee Cake”

  1. 1.) A Little Yumminess
    May 10th, 2010

    This looks a like an easy one for a non-baker in me. Might have to add something chocolate to please my little one. We'll try this!

  2. 2.) Betty
    May 10th, 2010

    What a great idea! I wonder what else I can start with cake mix?

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