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Sara Lee Butter Coffee Cake


The butteriest, most delicious streusel coffee cake in all the land, this is a copycat recipe for the classic Sara Lee butter coffee cake.

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  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 45mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.

Beat cake mix, pudding, water, eggs, and oil for 8 minutes at medium speed.

Add butter extract and vanilla.

Pour 1/2 of the mixture in buttered 9 x 13 pan.

Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture over the batter

Spread rest of batter and rest of sugar mixture on top.

Swirl a knife through the batter.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Combine the topping ingredients and drizzle on the cake.

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