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Monday, August 24, 2009

Sara Lee Copy Cat Coffee Cake Recipe with a Twist!


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I made this coffee cake once before and followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. When I work on Sunday nights I try and bake a little something to take with me for the staff. I decided on this cake.
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 I went to the cupboard looking for the yellow cake mix I "thought " I had to make this, no yellow cake. But I did have a white cake mix so I used that. I also "thought" I had the butter extract the recipe called for, that would be a big fat no! So much for thinkin! I made the batter up,had it in the pan and stood there thinking...maybe I'll add some chocolate chips to this, so I did. I added 4 oz of chocolate chips. I also added a crumb topping to the top and omitted the glaze. This was delicious!! And the staff's reaction....they all want me to make it again!! The chocolate and cinnamon give you a wonderful flavor, the cake is nice and moist , the crumb topping...
well that's just the icing on the cake!! LOL!!

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Sara Lee Copycat Coffee Cake Recipe with a Twist
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Ingredients:
1 box yellow cake mix ( I used a Duncan Hines white cake mix)
1 small box of vanilla instant pudding
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
4 eggs
1 tablespoon butter extract ( I didn't have this, but the cake turned out great without it)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 oz semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter a 9x13 inch baking pan.

Beat cake mix, pudding ,water , eggs and oil for 8 minutes on medium speed .  Add butter extract, chocolate chips  and vanilla  ,mix till incorporated. Pour half of the mixture into the buttered pan.  Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half the mixture over the batter. Spread the rest of the batter and sprinkle the rest of the sugar mixture on top.  Swirl knife through, .  Instead of the glaze I used the crumb topping recipe.  Make topping and sprinkle over cake.  Bake cake 30 to 35 minutes, test for doneness.



Crumb Topping
The Cutting Edge Of Ordinary

Topping
½ cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon ( I didn't use the cinnamon in the topping because of the amount of cinnamon in the cake)

Cream together the butter and the sugar. Add in the flour and cinnamon and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over the batter.

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64 comments:

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

It all looks so delicious ladies! Bunny what a smart way to use that crumb topping!

the ungourmet said...

I love rosemary! Your chicke skewers looks delicious! So does that coffee cake!! Great blog ya have here! ;0)

Kerstin said...

Yum, your chicken skewers look SO delicious - rosemary is one of my favorite herbs! And how nice you bring treats in for everyone :)

Susan S. said...

OMG....YUM! The broccoli salad sounds different but I bet it's DELISH. I love to change up recipes to incorporate what I have in the pantry. It's almost like a game to see what I can come up with. Those kebabs are definitely getting cooked at my house this week!

Ingrid said...

Both the chicken and salad sound good but that coffee cake with cinnamon and chocolate now THAT is calling my name. I don't care for chocolate but like when its combined with cinnamon.
~ingrid

Gloria said...

WOW!!! Bunny I really love all, look tasty and delicious, as ever, xxxgloria

I love your kebabs!

Denise said...

Your skewers are gorgeous, love using rosemary like that. It all looks so good.

Leslie said...

Everything looks soooo mighty taste.
Please come to Tampa to cook for me. I think I need a break in the kitchen

Lisa said...

Whoa! Don't know what looks better.

Donna-FFW said...

Dear lord, holy cow, and oh my goodness, Bunny.. you never cease to amaze me.. I want to come and cook along with you and carole and cyndy. Perfect dishes. Everything always looks so unbelievably delicious. I could easily go for any of these 3 items. I especially love this coffee cake. Holy cow, I love the way you adapt things, it seems always to be in my taste. You are sot one of the bestest!

Marie said...

Seriously delicious looking food here this morning Bunny! But then again, it's always seriously delicious looking! I swear I gain ten pounds every time I visit! xxoo

Coleen's Recipes said...

OMGoodness!! This looks like such a great meal. I would love EVERYTHING!!

Cristine said...

Looks fantastic, as always!

Möbel Bochum said...

I am not a chicken fan, but this mango salad looks really fantastic. Thank you for this recipe!

Amanda said...

Looks delicious as usual BUnny! So glad you are back to posting, I missed you!

Jeff said...

I love using rosemary sprigs for skewers and up there with lemongrass. However, I have found shrimp does not love them and man it just kills the flavor of the shrimp.

Another thing I love to do is if you use charcoal is throw a couple rosemary sprigs on the coals. Infuses the meat with more awesome rosmeary flavor.

Nicely done!!

Grace said...

the crumb on that cake is outstanding! i can't see anything else on this wonderfully-stuffed post--it's amazing!

mikky said...

you guys really are amazing... what a meal... :D

Jamie said...

Fantastic meal! The skewers look so tasty; I love this kind of dish. And the salad is perfect to go with it. I love broccoli and think this is a great dish to highlight it. And nothing to say about the coffee cake. I love any coffee cake that looks this yummy!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

A delicious meal from start to finish! Love the chicken skewers with pineapple and the mango salad. A delicious way to eat your veggies and fruits. The coffee cake is a lovely ending - such a nice treat with the chocolate chips.

Maria said...

Great recipes, like always:)

Barbara said...

How great are those photos??? The chicken skewers look perfect and here you are with another of my favorite combinations: chocolate, cinnamon and a vanilla cake!

Katy ~ said...

Oh my goodness, I just want to reach in and take some of everything. Love it all. I really want to try the salad as we don't have enough salad here. I'd have to eat it all by myself (gosh darn it, grins).

pigpigscorner said...

Well done!! Everything looks wonderful!

Katrina said...

As always, the food looks great, but since I'm all about cake, that really looks FAB!! Yum.

Justin said...

wow, a lot of stuff here... but that broccoli mango salad is crazy. i would NEVER have thought it was a good combo, but now i'm curious.

Karine said...

Everything looks ssssooo delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipes! :)

Adam said...

Oh man, do I ever dig that mango broccoli salad. I love that orange yogurt addition, it's perfect for these hot days! Thanks a bunch you rule :)

Melissa said...

I love that salad! It must be the hot weather because I just crave salads this time of year.

Mini Baker said...

yum yum yummm! That coffee cake looks DELISH! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
By the way, I love your blog!!
-Mini Baker

Velva said...

Gosh, the whole meal looked so good! Do you still have room at the table for one more?

Velva said...

We must have been posting our comments on each other's site at the same time!
Of course, you are invited to the next cocktail challenge! The next challenge is the Martini Challenge.

Claudia said...

Oh Bunny! I wish summer would never end! These are scrumptious. And I have a ton of thyme. And the crumb topping? And the mangoes? Too much to take in at once.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Wow - what a trio of great recipes here. Chicken and rosemary are a marriage made in heaven and love the flavors together. Coffee cake is a winner too.

I definitely need to eat more broccoli and I bet it was good with the mangos. It is SO much fun to take something to a pot-luck and hear someone say, "Who made this? It's great."
Sam

Katherine Aucoin said...

You three certainly brought together a wonderful meal. I would love to try a helping of all three!

Erica said...

Great dishes!!!The chicken skewers look fantastic.

anne said...

oh my gosh does this sound good, I am a sara lee fan from W-A-Y back and our store no longer carries this coffeecake so I can't wait to try out this recipe!!anne

Cate O'Malley said...

It all looks great, but especially that chicken - delish!

Irina@PastryPal said...

Holy cow! Now that is a feast and a half! Broccoli and mango seem like an odd but very intriguing combination. And that cake looks melt-in-your-mouth! You're making me hungry.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Love that cake. Don't compare it to Sara Lee. I know it's WAY better. You can't go wrong when you add chocolate chips.

Broccoli and mango? I am intrigued. I don't think I've ever seen that combo before.

I always think it's cook when people use rosemary as skewers. It's such a great flavor and it puts that flavor right into the food and it also looks pretty!

Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

Yum! Those all look so good. I'm craving that cake now!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks great!

Jennifer said...

Now that is one meal that I want now!!! The rosemary skewers, mmm!! And the broccoli salad with mango and the yogurt dressing is genius! Lovely meal, ladies :)

Cheryl said...

I cant decide which one I want to make first! YUM

Kaitlin said...

Delicious! That cake..yum, i'm so there!

Sharon said...

I am beyond full but this post makes me hungry!

Sophie said...

It all looks delicious, Bunny! How is it possible to choose?

It all looks divine!!!

petitechef said...

HELLO DELICIOUS!!!
I love the skewered recipe!! So summerey and fun!
Thanks! Great site :)

Juliana said...

Wow, they all look so yummie, specially the chicken with pineapple and the cake...will definitely try it!

Emily said...

I can't get over that cake! It sounds incredible.

Irene said...

That coffee cake is calling my name!!! I can't tell you how much I would like a piece right now. It's torture to look at these photos, torture! :)

Jacque said...

I love how summery all of the recipes are. Great job, girls!

Megan said...

I love the whole meal but that coffee cake is calling me. :)

Debbie said...

All the dishes look wonderful but you know I am partial to desserts! I am going to HAVE to try this coffee cake. It's calling my name!!!

Eliana said...

What an incredible menu. It's mouthwatering!

HoneyB said...

As always it all looks delicious - but I am really liking that broccoli salad! I love how it has mango in it!

Sara said...

as usual, everything looks amazing. I especially like those chicken skwers, major yum!

Mary said...

Everything looks great as always, but let me say, that coffee cake looks amazing!! Ya done good. :)

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Love love love the chicken & the crumb cake too.Oh yes and the mango brocolli sald...great flavours all!

Palidor said...

The chicken skewers look great, and the coffee cake is the perfect way to end a meal!

Justin said...

i think i'd eat the sweet-hot nuts before they ever made it into a salad

Nicisme said...

All looks fabulous but that coffee cake is calling my name!

Lisa said...

That coffee cake looks fabulous! Of course with chocolate and cinnamon how could you go wrong? And the chicken skewers sound delicious too. Great dinner ideas.

P90X said...

I can't tell you how much I would like a piece right now. It's torture to look at these photos, torture! :)