Easy Cake Mix Coffee Cake (Also Known As Breakfast Cake)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a quick and easy way to turn a regular cake mix into something special. We serve this with eggs and bacon on a Sunday morning!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together first four ingredients. Then add eggs one at a time - ( but beat less than two minutes).
  2. Pour 1/2 batter in a 9x13 pan or Bundt pan and pour 3/4 of the filling on top. Pour remaining batter over filling. Sprinkle remaining filling on top (not too much though as the sugar can burn).
  3. Bake at 350°F for 55 minutes (usually not this long).
  4. Glaze-----Heat glaze ingredients until near boiling and glaze while cake is still warm from oven.
  5. NOTES---I have found that the glaze is hit or miss, some people like it some do not. I have started experimenting with different glazes and have found that a thicker glaze works better for my taste -- DH says it doesn't even need a glaze the cake is so good!
Most Helpful

I just finished making this cake and it is sitting in the fridge to cool. This was one of the easiest and most moist cake I have eaten (I cut myself a slice before sticking it in the fridge). I did have to bake it for 60 mins as it was still too jiggly after 45mins. I didn't use the glaze in the recipe but made by own by cooking: 1 cup cream, 1 cup brown sugar and 2 tbsp butter on the stove and pouring it on the hot cake and sprinkling walnuts over it....it is very pretty and definitely will be making it again in the future...thanks!

Munnumaa January 22, 2010

I must say, that every bite I took felt I was in heaven. After I made this cake and had so many compliments I was named the best cook of the family. Won 1st place at work on a dept cooking contest. Thank you for posting this recipe it's not quick and easy to put together but soooooooooooo delicious!!

Bella2007 October 19, 2010

I've been making this for years. The only difference is that I use a box of Pistacio pudding mix and do not use butter flavoring. We call it Green Bread. It is extremely moist and the best taking "coffee cake" we have ever had. This is a MUST TRY!

tree luee dee December 12, 2009