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Cake Mix Coffee Cake

This Cake Mix Coffee Cake is layered with a crunchy pecan streusel and drizzled with an ooey-gooey glaze. This breakfast is quick, easy, and makes enough to feed a crowd!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix, semi-homemade
Servings: 25 people
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth
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Ingredients

Cake Mix Coffee Cake

  • 2 (15.25 oz) boxes yellow cake mix
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour spoon and leveled
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Streusel Topping

  • 2 cups reserved cake mixture from above
  • 2 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Vanilla Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Cake Mix Coffee Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13x2.5 inch baking dish* with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Place dry cake mix, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves into a large mixing bowl, then whisk until combined.
  • Remove 2 cups of the mixture and place into another large bowl, then set aside (this is for your streusel topping).
  • To the first bowl, add in flour, eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla, then mix until combined. Set aside.
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Streusel Filling/Topping

  • To the second bowl with the reserved dry mixture, add in pecans, brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla, then mix until *just* combined — don’t overmix, you want clumps. Set aside.
  • Pour half the cake batter into the prepared baking dish, then sprinkle with half the streusel topping. Repeat the layers (cake batter then streusel).
  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out virtually clean.
  • Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with the vanilla glaze.
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Vanilla Glaze

  • Place powdered sugar, salt, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla into a medium sized bowl then whisk until smooth.
  • Pour over hot cake.
  • Cool slightly, then cut, serve, and enjoy!
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Notes

*I used this baking dish (it’s 1/2 inch deeper than a standard glass 9x13).

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1mg