Sunday, July 17, 2011

An Affair With A Cake

I went to our neighborhood grocery store ... Trader Joe's
This is not a large grocery chain but it sells many items under its own private labels.
I read somewhere that their coffee cake is to die for.
Of course I got curious and got one!

Baker Josef's
Cinnamon Crumb Coffee CAKE MIX

 For the "purist" baker ... YES it's a CAKE MIX ... you can put your eyebrows down

Okay ... back to my "affair" ... this cake is only $2.99 ... so what the heck let's go !!!
It only needed a few items :

The instructions gave me a choice of layering it or just setting all the cinnamon crumbs on top.  Of course I opted for ... the layering !!! why??? because  I want to make it laborious (as if my life is not complicated enough already ... hehehe)

the first layer

the second layer with all the cinnamon crumbs on top

Pop it in the oven for 45 minutes and then ....

Taaddaahh !!!

the layering effect with the  cinnamon crumbs in the middle

a close up look :-)

Now ... The Verdict ...

The cake is moist and fluffy

BUT ... (yes folks there's a "but")

It is TOO SWEET !!!

The cinnamon crumb topping is loaded with too much Sucrose, Fructose, Maltose, Lactose or shockingly known as S-U-G-A-R ... enough to give you a sugar rush overload for days !!!

If you would like to try and bake one too ... go ahead make your day (hahaha) BUT do not use all the cinnamon crumbs.  I think it will end up PERFECT despite the fact that it's a cake mix!  (yes, Martha ... a cake mix can be SCRUMPTIOUS too)


  1. ok lang to use cake mix (obvious ba na guilty din ako?) like you said, it can be scrumptious :)

  2. Love it so are SO creative!!