Friday, September 11, 2009

Pineapple-Orange Streusel Coffee Cake

Serves: 10-12

1 pkg. Duncan Hines Pineapple Supreme cake mix
3 T. brown sugar, divided
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped pecans, divided
4 large eggs
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 c. + 1 T. orange juice
1/3 c. oil
1/4 t. vanilla extract
3/4 c. powdered sugar
Additional water, as needed

For streusel, combine 2 tablespoons cake mix, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup pecans. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine remaining cake mix, eggs, pudding mix, 1 cup orange juice and oil. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan. Sprinkle with streusel. Swirl with knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 25 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. For glaze, combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon orange juice and vanilla extract in small bowl. Add powdered sugar gradually, stirring until smooth. Add water a teaspoon or less at a time to bring the glaze to a consistency that will drizzle. Drizzle half the glaze over warm cake. Sprinkle 1/4 cup pecans over glaze. Drizzle remaining glaze over pecans.

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Tips: This was a wonderful coffee cake and such a great change from the traditional cinnamon coffee cake. It might seem like a lot of work but since you start with a packaged cake mix half the work is done for you. If you bake at high altitude (like I do), I did add the additional 1/4 cup of flour to the cake mix like the box recommends. The top of my Bundt, which luckily becomes the bottom, did sink a bit. However, since you turn the cake over this didn't pose much of a problem. As always, I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer for the 2 minutes of mixing. (Who wants to stand there holding the hand mixer for 2 full minutes?)

I don't usually post pictures with my recipes for several reasons. First, I am usually rushing to get dinner on the table and don't have time to snap a picture. Second, I would never get recipes posted if I was constantly having to download pictures from my camera and upload them with my dial-up internet. However, I thought this cake was so pretty that I would break with tradition this time and show you how it turned out. I made this the night before and had it all ready to go for our first MOPS meeting of this school year. This recipe was featured at Simply Sweet Home's Sweet Thursday. I also shared the recipe at Somewhat Simple's Strut Your Stuff Thursday.

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Beth (Margie and Edna's Basement) said...

First of all, YUM! That recipe sounds fantastic, and the picture is so pretty. I love your cake plate. :)

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