Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Starbuck's Coffee Cake

...or pretty darn close!

Starbuck's always has the best baked goods. I mentioned in a previous post that my favorite baked good from there is their cinnamon chip scones, but I am also a big fan of coffee cakes!

If you know me personally, you know that I can't stand the taste or smell of anything coffee! Not even something with just a hint of coffee or even the popular dessert called tiramisu....no thank you! I would rather eat a big plate of brussel sprouts or a whole bag of raw carrots. So I got a chuckle today when my husband asked me what I was making. He said, "but you don't like coffee!" I proceeded to tell him that there was no coffee in this recipe...none....zero...zilch! That it was called coffee cake because it was meant to be eaten with coffee. I on the other hand will be enjoying my coffee cake with a big glass of milk!

This recipe is definitely not for those on a diet or counting their calories, but it sure is good!!! Everyone needs to splurge every now and then, right?

Beth's Starbuck's Coffee Cake
Source: Picky Palate

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix (plus ingredients on back of box)
2 Sticks cold butter
2 1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 T. cinnamon
1 ¾ c. brown sugar
1 1/2 T. vanilla
Powdered sugar (for dusting)

Preheat oven to 350.

Prepare cake mix in large bowl according to directions on box. Spray 9X13 pan with non-stick spray. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until center is just barely set.

While cake is baking, prepare crumb topping. In large bowl of electric mixer combine, butter, flour, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla until all crumbly.

Immediately after cake is removed from oven, break crumb topping into marble size pieces with fingers, sprinkling over top. Put back in oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes (topping will begin to look a little less wet/raw). Let cool fully then dust with powdered sugar.

Cut into squares and serve.

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