Seriously Easy Coffee Cake

I was pretty ambitious this weekend and had gotten quite a few things done which is an awesome feeling. This weekend I went to two consignment stores that are selling my soap – one new one and one that has been doing it for about a month, visited Ma twice, did a little shopping in town, put away the rest of the Christmas ornaments (about time), started a pile for the thrift store, cleaned our bedroom, exercised (seriously about time!), mailed a Thank You card20160115_144012_resized_1filled the refrigerator with homemade chicken soup & a pan of lasagna, worked on an a soap inventory sheet for taxes, got groceries, and started to declutter some of our stuff in the basement. So what did I do next? Well I was out perusing the internet and found a cake that I thought I should make. I mean I did exercise and everything right? So it was probably one of the easiest coffee cakes that I’ve ever made in my life and guess what? It even tasted pretty good! Here’s the recipe that I used:


  • 1 box yellow cake mix (I used vanilla) 
  • 8 ounce sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Preheat oven to 325 º F

Mix the cake mix with the sour cream, eggs, and oil in a large bowl with a spoon. Don’t worry if it is a little clumpy. DSCN8558Put 1/2 of this in a prepared 9×13 pan.

Next mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl until it’s mixed well together. DSCN8559Spread this over the bottom layer in the pan.DSCN8560

Now spread the remaining 1/2 of the batter on top of the brown sugar mixture. This got a little hard so I globbed (very technical term 🙂 )  it onto brown sugar/cinnamon DSCN8561and then spread it out as good as I could. DSCN8562You then take a knife and twirl it through the batter.DSCN8563

Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.DSCN8566

Finally mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together. DSCN8564Now I added more milk to make sure that it was pretty runny. For some reason my mixture was way too stiff to pour! So I just kept adding milk until it was loose enough. When you take the cake out of the oven you immediately pour the powdered sugar mixture over it with a thin layer and let it cool. DSCN8567Then it looks like this and tastes even better. Seriously Easy Coffee Cake!DSCN8570

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