Crumbling Wall Coffee Cake

Crumbling Wall Coffee Cake

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) butter - melted
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup self-rising pancake mix
Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium-sized bowl mix together 1/2 cup melted butter, maple sugar, and bread crumbs. Press mixture against the bottom and sides of a 1-quart ring mold.

In another bowl break the egg and add the white sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add the milk and pancake mix to the egg-and-sugar mixture. Stir lightly until all ingredients are combined. Stir in 3 Tablespoons of melted butter. Pour the entire mixture on top of the maple sugar mixture already in the ring mold.

Bake for 25 minutes. Let the cake cool 5 minutes before you turn it upside down on a warm platter and let it fall away from the mold. It tastes best when served warm.


The Nancy Drew Cookbook

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 This recipe is from the classic cookbook titled The Nancy Drew Cookbook (Carolyne Keene, Grosset & Dunlap, 1973).

This cookbook is subtitled, "Clues to Good Cooking." According to the introduction, "How can you become a really good cook? 'It's no mystery,' Nancy Drew reveals, 'You must do what fine cooks have always done - add your own special touch.'"

"How do you do this? Let Nancy show you how. Who would be more intrigued to be an adventurer in cooking than a girl who loves to solve mysteries!"


According to The Nancy Drew Cookbook, a detective needs energy - add more protein. Mix 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans to the maple sugar mixture.

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From Savida

What would be an example of self-rising pancake mix? Would that be any just-add-water kind? Let me know. I would like to make this for my daughter who is just discovering Nancy Drew right now.

Comment submitted: 2/28/2013 (#15257)





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