Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chocolate Syrup Coffee Cake

You can tell I'm super-busy when my baking starts to rely more on doctoring cake mixes and canned crescent rolls. I'm a huge proponent of baking from scratch, but life has been passing by so fast that sometimes a girl's just gotta cheat a little. If you are planning on using a cake mix anyway or if you need to make a cake quickly, I highly recommend this recipe. Your reward for all your "hard work" is a very vanilla-y, very moist and very chic tube cake with a swirl of chocolate syrup running through the middle. I love the way it split down the middle and has a tight crumb similar to that of pound cake. It even looks homemade! Chocolate Syrup Coffee Cake 1 Bundt | Cake Mix Magic 1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix 1 pkg vanilla instant pudding 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 large eggs 1/2 cup chocolate syrup 1. Place a rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 10" tube pan with vegetable oil spray then dust with flour. Shake out excess flour and set pan aside. 2. Place cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with electirc mixer on low for 1 min. Stop and scrape down sides of bowl. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 min. more. Batter should look thick and smooth. Pour half of the batter into the pan, smoothing it out with the rubber spatula. Pour the chocolate syrup evenly over the batter, making sure not to let the syrup touch the sides of the pan. Pour the remaining batter over the syrup and swirl gently with a knife, making sure to keep the chocolate syrup away from the sides of the pan. 3. Bake for 55-60 min. Remove from oven, cool for 20 min. Run a sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert onto a rack then invert onto another rack so that the cake is right side up. Cool completely. Serve, no frosting needed.

14 comments:

Danielle said...

I'm more of a chocolate girl :) This would be the perfect recipe. It looks really easy!

Brenda said...

That looks super easy and declicious Tia! You made me laugh. I do the exact same thing when I go to the States. I LOVE going to a big grocery store and looking at all the products we can't get up here. And Target too of course as there's no Target in Canada (I wonder why...). Funny!

~Nikki~ said...

That looks so good

Jennifurla said...

I am vanilla & fruit myself, this still looks so very tasty

adetia said...

Hello Ladies! I'm a recent transplant from Pennsylvania to Alberta -- we live somewhat closish to the border and I'm curious -- is it a hassle bringing food and things from the grocer across the border? I've been debating doing this since prices are so much better there and you can get things you can't get here...

Staci e @ Imperfectly Healthy said...

I love coffee cakes!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I love to bake, so I'll be checking into yours more too! Everything looks so good thus far! :)

Brenda said...

Tia, thank you so much for sharing this yummy cake with Cookbook Sundays! I'm with you, I love baking from scratch but there isn't always time. Convenience foods can be a real help sometimes. I hope you have a great Sunday!

Cindy said...

I have that exact cookbook and love it, LOL. Cake mixes are awesome in a pinch and that coffee cake looks so YUMMY!

Dropping in from Cookbook Sundays.

Melynda said...

I will have to show this one to my Honey, he loves baking from that book. Thanks. This cake sounds delicious.

Holly said...

This looks SO GOOD! Love your blog :)

Couscous & Consciousness said...

For a cheat, and let's face it we all have to resort to cheating on occasion, this looks wonderful. Definitely one to remember for one of those "cake in a hurry" moments.

Sue :-)

Missy said...

Yummm Chocolate Syrup Coffee Cake looks so good and not so hard to make.

Missy
http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/

Val said...

Drool. I need to make this. Your blog is great.

Mama Kelly aka Jia said...

This looks like it would taste wonderful and make the whole house smell yummy while it bakes.