Thursday, February 11, 2010
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (1 pkg cinnamon graham crackers from box crushed and ground)
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2/3 cup butter melted
1 Package (2 layer size) yellow or white cake mix
1 cup of water
1/4 cup cooking oil (vegetable)
For Streusel, in medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl combine cake mix, water, oil, eggs. Beat at low speed with electric mixer, just until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Pour half of batter into a greased (sprayed with Pam baking spray) 13x9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the streusel mixture. Carefully spread remaining batter over streusel . Sprinkle with remaining streusel topping. Bake in a 350 degree oven 35-40 minutes or till toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool slightly. Drizzle with powdered sugar icing. Serve warm.
Powdered Sugar Icing:
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
When making icing stir together ingredients with just enough water till of drizzling consistency. Drizzle onto cake when done. Cake tastes delicious without icing also!
Makes 12-16 servings.
Perfect for a brunch!