Streusel Coffee Cake
Whenever we do a family brunch, you will find this coffee cake on the menu. For as long as I can remember, this was my mom’s signature ‘dish to pass’. It always looks beautiful, cuts and serves perfect and pleases the masses. Little did I know it was made with a cake mix and comes together in minutes! Now I find myself making it often and loving how simple it is!
Starting with a cake mix and adding just a few extra ingredients, you end up with a mildly sweet, tender cake with a tasty fruit swirl and perfect streusel crumb topping. Serve this up with your next breakfast and everyone will be impressed with this easy coffee cake.
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What you need:
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 1 c. flour
- 1 packet active dry yeast (1/4 oz.)
- 2/3 c. warm water
- 2 eggs – slightly beaten
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 – 21 oz pie filling (any variety i.e. cherry, blueberry, apple)
- 5 T. butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Grease a 9 x 13 Pan. (I prefer a glass pan)
- Add 1 1/2 c. of cake mix (reserve rest for topping), flour, sugar, and yeast to a bowl. Lightly mix.
- Add water, vanilla and eggs. Using an hand mixer, stir until a thick dough forms.
- Spread into prepared baking pan. Dough is thick, but can be spread evenly in pan. An offset spatula works best!
- Top evenly with pie filling. I used a cherry/blueberry mixed can.
- Mix reserved, remaining cake mix and melted butter.
- Using your fingers, put small dollops of the topping all over the cake. Do not cover completely – you want little spots peeking through with fruit filling.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350° F. Turn the pan half way through. The edges of the cake will be just brown and pull away from the sides of the pan. A glass pan makes it easier to watch the color of the cake because the topping won’t darken much in the oven.
- The cake will rise in spots creating bubbles and valleys. Don’t worry – this gives it a very nice appearance when cut and served!
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- Optional: Drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze if desired.
Ice coffee make a refreshing accompaniment to this!