Sara Lee Butter Coffee Cake - Copycat

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Impera_Magna

Posted in response to a request. Found in an online search. I have to admit, it sounds pretty good.... *making note to self to try this soon* EDITED TO SAY: I made this recipe yesterday to take to an early morning meeting at work. It was quite good and everyone liked it... even folks who don't generally like sweet things. I followed the directions exactly... even beating the batter for exactly 8 minutes. The results weren't "gag me w/ a spoon" sweet, thankfully and, altho buttery, not as buttery as the real thing. I will keep the recipe on file for future "I need to take something breakfast-y" reference.

Top Review by jimmervb

I just baked this coffee cake and think that it is great! I was hoping for a Sara Lee copy cat but got what I feel is even better than the Sara Lee Butter coffee cake. That's saying a lot because I love Sara Lee products. I don't bake often and have made my share of "oven bricks" that the birds don't even eat. What I am saying is that if I can make it; ANYBODY can make this coffee cake and make you a hero of coffee cake baking! Thanks for putting this on Food,com! I think i will go and have another large piece now.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Butter a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  3. Beat cake mix, pudding, water, eggs, and oil for 8 minutes at medium speed.
  4. Add butter extract and vanilla.
  5. Pour 1/2 of mixture in buttered 9 x 13 pan.
  6. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle 1/2 mixture over batter. Spread rest of batter and rest of sugar mixture on top.
  7. Swirl knife through. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Drizzle with the following: 1 cup powdered sugar 1 Tbsp hot milk 1/2 tsp butter extract 1/4 tsp vanilla.

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