Graham Cracker Streusel Coffee Cake | 01.14.16
If you don’t have a lot of time to make a from-scratch cake and you just want something tasty for your visitors, then this cake is for you. Because, let’s face it, you can’t always make and produce everything from scratch. It’s just not feasible for most of us, don’t kid yourself. This cake is absolutely delicious and combines a store bought mix (no one will even notice!) with a graham cracker streusel. It is beyond moist and goes great with a cup of coffee. Or for me, goes great on it’s own for breakfast! 🙂 A special thank you to The Girl Who Ate Everything for the recipe.
• 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
• 3/4 packed brown sugar (I used light brown)
• 3/4 cup chopped pecans (This is optional. I don’t like nuts in my desserts, so I did not put these in)
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 2/3 cup melted butter
• 1 (15.25oz) package yellow cake mix (and the ingredients that the mix calls for – eggs, oil, etc.)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
Step 2: In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, pecans (if using) and cinnamon. Stir in butter and set aside.
Step 3: Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
Step 4: Pour half of the cake batter into the greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 5 minutes so that the streusel doesn’t sink to the bottom.
Step 5: Remove from oven and sprinkle with half of the graham cracker mixture.
Step 6: Pour remainder of batter on top and sprinkle with remainder of graham mixture.
Step 7: Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 more minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Step 8: Cool on a wire rack.
In the original directions they called for a glaze to go on top. I thought it was pretty sweet on it’s own, so I didn’t add the glaze, but with that being said, if you want a glaze on top, here are the ingredients and directions for that.
• 1 cup powdered sugar
• 1 tablespoon milk
Step 1: Combine powered sugar and milk.
Step 2: Add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time to desired consistency.
Step 3: Drizzle over cooled coffee cake.
My cake definitely looks a little different than the one on the original website (I think I used more batter on top then they did), but it still tastes great! And, if you’re really ambitious, I’m sure you could make your own yellow cake mix, instead of using the store bought. I imagine it would turn out just as tasty! Yum!!