Sunday, October 4, 2009

Overnight Coffee Cake

We had guests last night so I made this Overnight Coffee Cake to have ready when everyone got up.   The recipe calls for frozen bread dough and then it rises while you are sleeping; ready to bake when you are awake!  Couldn’t be easier.

Ready to rise . . .

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Looks like this in the morning . . .

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and this when it comes out . . .

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Overnight Coffee Cake

1 pkg. frozen cloverleaf roll dough (about 25 rolls)
1 small pkg. vanilla pudding mix (not instant)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pecans, chopped and/or 1/2 cup raisins
1 stick butter, melted
cinnamon

Separate frozen dough into pieces.  Combine dry pudding mix with brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and/or raisins.  Sprinkle some pecans and/or raisins in bottom of pan.  Place half of frozen dough pieces in a well-buttered bundt pan.  Pour half of melted butter over dough and sprinkle with half of pudding mixture.  Repeat layer.  Leave cake pan out overnight; the dough rises beautifully by morning.   Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Invert on serving plate to serve.   Sticky – but good!

(Note:  I have had trouble finding frozen cloverleaf rolls lately.  You can use the frozen dinner rolls, but only use about 22 of them.  I cut them while frozen into 2 pieces.  I cover the frozen cake with a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper, sprayed with Pam, while it is on the counter overnight.)

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Looks yummy! I use to make something similar with canned buscuits and we called it Monkey Bread. LOL
This looks better and I love the fact that you make it ahead of time. Thanks for sharing!
Tracy

Shanna said...

You know, I can't find frozen rolls or bread very often in my little town. I, too, have made Monkey Bread with canned biscuits but it's been awhile. Guess I need to go through my recipe books and pull out some old favorites now that the weather is getting cooler...it's time to do some serious baking!

The Library Lady said...

Yum-O. I'm going to give this a try.

Diane
The Library Lady
"Take surprise and delight in the little things"

Apron of the Month Club said...

Anything made from roll-dough is easy enough for me to try. It looks so delicious!!

Yoli :)

All My Yesterdays said...

Looks yummy...and easy!
I'll try this next time my kids come for a sleepover.