Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Who doesn't love coffee cake?  The cinnamon, sugar and espresso flavors, coming together with the moist cake - finished off with your favorite cup of coffee...

I L-O-V-E this cake so much, I may have to start eating breakfast more often.  It looks a little complex to pull together, with the layers and crumb topping, but it's easy enough for a beginner baker to create.  It's even good sans icing!
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I made this Cinnamon Coffee Cake and brought it to my family's 4th of July BBQ, at the request of the host/birthday girl.  It was moist, flavorful and quick to throw together.  

Cinnamon Coffee Cake (adapted from Janis' recipe) Printable Recipe
makes 24 servings or 1 9x13 dish


1 (16.5 oz.) package yellow cake mix <-- DO NOT use one with pudding already added in.  I exclusively use the one pictured below (Duncan Hines Classic Yellow)
2 (3.4 oz.)packages INSTANT vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons espresso (just go to Starbuck's & get a double shot of espresso)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe {by Domestic Femme} #Recipes #Breakfast #Cakes #Dessert #Desserts #Brunch #Quick #Easy #Idea #Ideas #Potluck
This mixing bowl set is my f-a-v-o-r-i-t-e!  I use it ALL. THE. TIME.


1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 baking pan.

2) In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to stir together the cake and pudding mixes.  Add the eggs, oil, water, espresso, mixing until well blended.

3) In another bowl, mix together the brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon. 

4) Pour a third of the batter into the baking dish, smoothing it out evenly.  Sprinkle a third of the cinnamon mixture evenly over top.  Repeat this process two more times, topping with the remaining cinnamon mixture.

5) Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, and then reduce heat to 325 degrees, baking an additional 40-45 minutes.  Cake is done when you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe {by Domestic Femme} #Recipes #Breakfast #Cakes #Dessert #Desserts #Brunch #Quick #Easy #Idea #Ideas #Potluck


Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe {by Domestic Femme} #Recipes #Breakfast #Cakes #Dessert #Desserts #Brunch #Quick #Easy #Idea #Ideas #Potluck

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  1. Now this looks inviting! It looks totally yummy and perfect! This would be a great morning snack. For instance, it would come in handy on this gorgeous Saturday morning while working on my laptop. Happy Saturday Sharefest!

    Make it Or Fix It Yourself!

    1. Thank you for visiting, Sharon! I need to make this again soon. It's so good!

  2. A great time to start making coffee cake or any baking this time of year.

    1. It's divine... Thank you so much for stopping by!

  3. This looks so good! I have never had homemade coffee cake (can you believe it?). I need to give this a try!

    1. Steph,

      You'll never buy the ones from the store bakery again.

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    1. Let me know how it turns out! Thank you for visiting :)

  5. I made this last night for a potluck at work this morning and it is absolutely delicious! I'm hooked

    1. It's STUPID GOOD! You're the first person who's made something I've posted and commented a review. Thank you & glad to hear you enjoyed it as much as I did :)

  6. I never comment on anything but this was definitely worth commenting on! Everybody loved's all gone!


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