Sunday, June 04, 2006

overnight coffee cake

i'm channeling susan for this post, however, i could never presume to make any food look even half as appetizing as she does! plus, i'm a short order chef, and the love and care she uses to create food is enviable.
mom is also to thank for this recipe, which she made many many sundays of my formative years. i'm proud to say i've gotten many people hooked on it, and maybe a few more with this post.
here goes: the recipe for overnight coffee cake!
first of all, as the name implies, you must leave it to rise overnight, thus making it THE NIGHT BEFORE. but don't fret! it takes about 5 minutes to put together, then you can sleep and dream of buttery, gooey sweetness until the next morning.
you need:
18 frozen white dinner rolls
1 small package of jell-o COOK & SERVE vanilla pudding. not instant. you'll regret it.
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp cinnamon
1 stick melted butter
grease a bundt pan and arrange the 18 frozen rolls in the bottom. evenly pour the melted butter over the top. in a medium bowl, mix the pudding mix, brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts. sprinkle this mixture over the buttered rolls. leave it overnight to rise.
in the morning, preheat the oven to 350 and bake the risen rolls for 30 minutes. line a platter with aluminum foil, and immediately invert the cake onto the plate (i always place the plate on top of the bundt pan, then grab the whole thing and FLIP!). it can get a little messy, but that's the point. below is the unappetizing photo of the finished cake, but it had already been picked at, so i had no chance to get a better photo.

mmmmmm! gooey goodness for a sunday morning, or any of those brunchy functions.


Kate said...

Melissa I love that you put this on your blog, I was just thinking about it recently! God bless your mom and all her yummy treats, by the end of the summer I'll have gained 5 pounds!

hellomelissa said...

oh, kate, i'm already up five pounds from a combination of english food and too much beer. let's hope i don't put on any more while in michigan. can anyone say "south beach?"

Lotus Reads said...

Melissa, how wonderful of you to share one of your mom's recipes with us. It's looks absolutely delicious - how I wish I could download a slice! :)

Susan in Italy said...

The photo is absolutely appetizing! This looks just like the sweet-gooey pecan sticky buns they make in Minnesota. Sometimes I dream about them.

mom said...

Just got around to reading your blog. Don't you just love that coffeecake recipe? That was one of the best things that came from living in Carmel!! O.K. So Kate and you will gain a bunch of weight! We'll just diet all summer. No goodies - when donkies fly!

Kate said...

South Beach? I've got the book and the cookbook all set for you, very dusty and barely used hehe

hellomelissa said...

lotus, if you ever make it to nc i'll make it for you.

susan, i dream about this stuff too! and isn't it funny that my mom got the recipe in a town called carmel?

mom, no donut holes while i'm visiting. well, maybe a few. just not every day :)

kate, i lost 5 on s.b. in november. it's all back. guess it wasn't meant to be. OWN those curves, baby!