World’s Best (and Easiest) Coffee Cake!

I know “World’s Best” is a bold claim, but this is good stuff!  I actually remember the day I found out there wasn’t actually any coffee in coffee cake…kind of like finding out Santa Clause wasn’t real.  For some reason it was such a disappointment as my mom explained to me that it just “went” good with coffee.  Regardless, this has always been one of my favorites and has quickly become a favorite to everyone I’ve made it for.  I remember one time coming back from a girls night out as we randomly decided baking a cake would be a good idea.  We were such vultures, we skipped the plates in lieu of the pan, got some forks and dug in.  This semi-homemade recipe isn’t just perfect with coffee, but milk as well, and I have no-doubt it will quickly become one of your favorites.

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix (with Pudding in the Mix)
  • ½ C Brown Sugar
  • ½ C Flour
  • 2 TBL Melted Butter
  • Dash of Cinnamon

For Icing:

  • 1 C Powdered Sugar
  • 2 TBL Milk
  • Dash of Vanilla

Mix the cake according to the box instructions and set aside.  In small bowl combine brown sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon.  Mash with a fork until mixed, creating “crumbs.”  Pour ½ to ¾ of the batter into greased 9x13 pan.  Top with a layer of crumbs (about half).  Pour the rest of the batter over the crumbs.  Top with remaining crumbs.  FYI, it’s ok if the first layer of crumbs isn’t completely covered up by the second layer of batter.  Bake according to package instructions.

When cake is finished, remove from oven to cool.  As it’s cooling, mix icing until smooth.  To finish, drizzle over cake. 

Ingredients for Coffee Cake
Just a few ingredients probably already in your cupboard are all you need for this delicious Coffee Cake!
Coffee Cake after first two layers

After adding the first two layers.

Completed Coffee Cake

The finished product!  Moist and delicious.  Perfect to share with friends and family over coffee or milk!

Bon appetit!