Sunday, March 13, 2011
Best Coffee Cake Ever (makes two 9" round cakes)
We used to pick up Dunkin' Donuts after Mass, or muffins from the grocery store bakery, but now this awesome coffee cake is a regular part of our weekly Sunday brunch.
BEST COFFE CAKE EVER
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare one Betty Crocker yellow cake mix as directed (sometimes I substitute the same amount of butter for the oil--either way is good).
Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans and pour half the batter into each one.
Bake cakes until about 2/3 done--maybe 17 or 18 min. (Let them cook until somewhat firm; if you add the streusel topping when the middles are too gooey, it will sink into the cakes.)
Prepare streusel topping while cakes are baking.
Streusel Topping (make up two batches of this in separate bowls, one for each cake):
To top each cake you will need:
2/3 cup Bisquik
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 Tablespoons firm butter
Mix all dry ingredients with a fork. Then cut butter into small pieces and add, and work it into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter (or two knives) until it's nice and crumbly.
Remove cakes when about 2/3 done and cover with streusel topping, then continue baking until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean (about 6-8 more minutes).
This is insanely good! (And you can eat one this Sunday, and freeze one for next!)