Convenience Store Coffee Cake
- Prep Time 0:10
- Cook Time 0:22
- Estimated Cost $14.00
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I’m in on vacation in Boston this week, visiting Ryan, one of my best friends from college. After a fabulous and very late evening last night at a fundraiser, I should have done what one typically does on vacation: sleep in and nurse a hangover with coffee and a greasy breakfast. Instead I woke up at 6 AM, compelled to bake coffee cake.
Ryan rarely cooks and therefore didn’t have much in the way of coffee cake ingredients, so early this morning I wandered down to the nearby convenience store and found everything I needed for this easy, satisfying recipe. Normally I’m not much of a fan of baking mix, but it includes flour, baking soda and baking powder in one box so it’s actually a pretty good deal.
- 2 cups baking mix $4
- 1 cup milk $1.50 for 1 pint
- 1/8 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted, plus more for greasing pan $1.50 for a stick
- 1/4 cup white sugar Pantry
- 1 apple, coarsely chopped $1
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped $3 for a 2-oz can
- 1/2 cup brown sugar Pantry
- 2 tsp cinnamon $1.50 for 1 oz.
- 2 tsp ground ginger $1.50 for 1 oz.
Recipe Serves 4-6
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 square pan or an 8" pie plate.
- Whisk together baking mix, milk, white sugar, and melted butter. Stir in apple, walnuts, cinnamon and ginger.
- Sprinkle brown sugar over the top and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a fork inserted into the center comes out clean.