Arlene's Caramel & Streusel Coffee Cake

Recipe Rating:
 8 Ratings
Cooking Method: Bake


1 box extra moist yellow cake mix
1 box instant vanilla pudding (small)
3/4 c vegetable oil
3/4 c water
4 eggs
1 Tbsp each - butter extract/ flavoring and vanilla extract
1/4 c caramel ice cream topping, heated
1/4 c white sugar
1/4 c packed light brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon (more if you like more cinnamon flavor)
1/3 c bisquick® mix
3-4 Tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces... (place in freezer to get them cold)
3/4 c powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp hot milk or cream
1 Tbsp melted butter or ( ½ t. butter extract/flavoring if preferred)
1/3 c softened cream cheese
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

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Arlene Jacobson Recipe
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Grand Terrace, CA (pop. 12,040)
Member Since Sep 2010
Arlene's notes for this recipe:
I love baking, but most of all I love creating new recipes of my own. My family are my "Taste Testers" and love this coffee cake especially for the holidays.
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We just love this light and tasty coffee cake. The extended mixing time may be a bit of work, but the result is worth every minute!


Preheat oven to 350. (I use the convection setting which takes off about 10 minutes baking time).
Spray a 9x13-glass(must be glass) baking pan with cooking spray.
Add first 5 ingredients to mixer in order given. Beat exactly 8 minutes at medium speed.
Add butter and vanilla extract.

Pour the batter into oiled pan. Sprinkle the streusel mix over top. Take a knife (I use a chop stick…it works great) and swirl the streusel throughout making sure to go only about 1" deep into the batter by making "S" swirls, and then drizzle the caramel topping over this.
Bake @350 on middle rack for 40–45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
After removing from oven, let sit on wire rack for a few minutes.
For the glaze
Warm the milk/cream. Whip cream cheese, adding milk/cream, butter/butter extract and powdered sugar, mixing well to blend.
Add vanilla and stir until smooth and creamy.
While cake is still quite warm, drizzle with Glaze, then cool completely on rack

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user Angela Salerno pralines - Mar 28, 2011
this recipe sounds intresting, and i would like to try it.


Please explain..thank you.
A Salerno
user Arlene Jacobson Skibabe876 - Mar 28, 2011
You can find it with vanilla and other Good luck.
user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Mar 29, 2011
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user Gwen Eich fun4gwen - Aug 14, 2011
Should the butter extract be listed twice?
user Arlene Jacobson Skibabe876 - Aug 19, 2011
Thank you Gwen........done :)

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