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Over a Cup of Coffee: Recipes for coffee cake

A piece of coffee cake, with its sugary, “cinnamony” topping, and a cup of coffee are delicious for breakfast or for a snack. The cake can even be warmed slightly in the microwave. This week’s column features two recipes for coffee cakes, one of which has a yellow cake mix in its ingredients.

Simple Coffee Cake

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Mix the cake ingredients and beat 8 minutes. Pour ½ of the batter into a greased and floured 9×13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with ½ of the topping mixture. Repeat with the rest of the batter and the remaining topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Toffee Coffee Cake

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 package butterscotch instant pudding
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup cooking oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine brown sugar, nuts, and cinnamon. Set aside. Beat all of the remaining ingredients together for 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour 1/3 of the batter into a greased 9×13-inch pan. Cover with 1/3 of the brown sugar mixture. Pour the remaining batter over this and then top with the remaining brown sugar mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.

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