March 25, 2013

A Night Owl's Food for Morning People

In an area of the country where there is a high percentage of early risers, morning ministry events abound. Food is often required. We have baby shower brunches, bridal shower brunches, treat your friend to breakfast for her birthday parties, Saturday morning men's group and fellowship time after morning worship. Even though this Skilled Baker-Night Owl considers 7 AM the wee hours of the morning, she is often politely asked to "bake something delicious." So, I possess several morning food recipes that can be made at the more reasonable hour of 11 PM and remain fresh for at least four days. In theory, they are delicious if made the morning of an event, but I have no way of knowing. Here is one to try.

                  Denise's Coffee Break Cake

Batter (mix for 2 minutes)
1 package yellow cake mix (reserve 1/3 cup)
3/4 cups water
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs

Topping (mix together)
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
Reserved 1/3 cup cake mix
2 Tablespoons flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cups coconut
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Spread 1/2 of the batter mixture in the bottom of a greased 9" x 13" pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the topping mixture over the batter. Repeat. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Drizzle glaze over warm cake.

Glaze (mix together)
1/2 confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 teaspoons milk


  1. I love prepare the night before breakfast dishes! Thanks!

  2. This cake features in several of my childhood memories. Maybe this year it will be a memory for my own children.


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