Monday, April 5, 2010

Monkey Cake

This weekend I made the most amazing recipe I have ever tried.  It was in my book of family recipes from years ago and I've never really given it much thought.

My mom says it is knock-your-socks-off good.  So I thought I'd give it a test run this weekend.

It was a raving success.  I ate a healthy portion of the thing by myself.  It is everything good in this world wrapped up into one recipe.  You sooooo have to try it.

Monkey Cake

3 tubes refrigerated biscuits (10/can size, not flavored)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 C. sugar
3/4 C. butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 C. brown sugar
nuts (optional and so not my style)

Mix 1/2 tsp. sugar and 1/3 C. sugar together in a bowl.  Cut each biscuit into four pieces and roll each piece in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Grease bundt pan (place nuts in the bottom of the pan or skip it if you are anti-nuts like me).  Drop sugared biscuit pieces in the bundt pan. 

Combine butter, 1 tsp. cinnamon and brown sugar in sauce pan; boil for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.  Pour over biscuit pieces and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Cool and flip it out of the pan. 

Enjoy the buttery gooey goodness!


d.n.williamson said...

I make something similar using Rhodes frozen bread dough, thawed and cut into pieces. The recipe is called "Monkey Bread". Very similar AND VERY tasty.

Cheri said...

I have to say. That is just MEAN to post if you can't taste test through the internet! Oh baby! That looks so good! Why don't I live next door!

JennRose said...

When I was in college, my roommate made this and managed to set the bottom of our oven on fire... I've never looked at it the same again!

Christina said...

Oh I've been making this for makes a great breakfast.

Tina said...

I had a friend that once made this back in college and I have always remembered it. Went out and bought the supplies after reading post and made it last night for dinner (I made a super healthy lunch to compensate the treat dinner) and it is a huge hit. Thanks for sharing :)

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