Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

I think buttermilk is a gift from heaven.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

This is supposed to be a breakfast baked good.  But we had it for dessert.  I can not be expected to wait until morning to slice into a freshly baked cake.  Who does that?  I’m sure people do it.  I’m so weak.

See the large hole on top?   Not the Bundt pan hole, the “someone took a bite” hole.  I did that.  In case you’re wondering.

That dark line around the cake is cinnamon and brown sugar.  Chomp.

It has a simple buttermilk glaze.  Simple is good.

This is a recipe from Southern Living.  I love Southern Living and now I love this dainty cake.  5 eggs and a stick o’ butter probably means it’s illegal to call it dainty.  Using a white cake mix (well, hello simplicity!) and a few other ingredients including beloved (to me) buttermilk, this cake becomes a fluffy, moist, light (tasting) delight.  I had it for dessert, as I mentioned, and am already anticipating my cup of tea with a slice in the morning.

So, good night! 🙂

Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

(adapted from Southern Living May 2008)

Buttermilk Breakfast Cake
Recipe type: Breakfast or Dessert
  • •1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • •1 (18.25-oz.) package white cake mix ( I used Duncan Hines, my fave)
  • •1 cup buttermilk
  • •1/2 cup melted butter
  • •5 large eggs (yea, 5)
  • •3.5 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • •2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (I use heaping teaspoons)
  • Buttermilk Vanilla Glaze
  • •1 cup powdered sugar
  • •1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • •1.5 tsp. vanilla extract
  • •3 Tbsp. buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan (I use a Nordic Ware Bundt) with Baker's Joy (or butter and flour pan). Sprinkle pan with granulated sugar. Beat cake mix, buttermilk, and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spoon ⅓ of batter into Bundt pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a long wooden pick (I use a bamboo skewer) inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool 20 minutes. Drizzle glaze over slightly warm cake.



24 thoughts on “Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

  1. I’ve got my first scorching hot cup of coffee sitting in front of me and this is just the thing I need to soothe my shocked tongue. Too bad it’s there and I’m here.
    I love your photographs! What kind of camera do you use?

    1. I decided on coffee instead of tea, too. And am eyeballing the cake now. My photos?–Thank you! You ARE my friend, aren’t you? I use a Nikon D40. I don’t know how to use it though. I envy people’s photos daily. I need a class. Or I need to read the manual. 😉

  2. I could follow you just for your blog name, (which I adore) but this recipe and our mutual love of buttermilk sealed the deal. Hello, New Friend! 🙂

  3. oh this reminds me of starbucks cinnamon swirl coffee cake.YUM! It looks delicious and thank you for coming back to Foodie Friends Friday and linking up another amazing recipe!

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