Okay friends, time to share a little insight into my life. One of the coolest ways I am able to minister at my church is by bringing breakfast snacks to the college class on Sunday mornings. Every week, I plan a few breakfast items to bring to help them wake up and encourage them to have fellowship and interaction before the teaching time ever begins.
Because I live in a college town, we have about 30 students during the summer, but 100 students during the school year. That’s a lot of snacks! I love every minute of it because I see those students get excited over a cup of coffee and a muffin on a Sunday morning as they interact with each other and detox from a week of classwork and studying.
I decided to try this recipe on my college students a week ago, and they were so pleased! Now granted, college kids aren’t known as being the pickiest eaters in the world. However, they definitely show if they like a dish based on how much they eat. This one was gone quickly.
The one thing about this recipe that kind of made me skeptical was that it starts with a cake mix, then doctors it up. At first I was thinking, “Seriously? Using a cake mix is not a ‘recipe.’’’ Well whatever you want to call this, it tastes and looks fabulous. It’s a win in my book.
Make sure to check out the recipe at CookiesandCups.com. I didn’t stray from it at all this time, and it was moist, fluffy, and delicious. Without farther ado, here the details…
Time: About 1 hour start to finish
Difficulty Level: Easy
- Cake Mix – $1.00
- 4 Eggs – $.80
- ¾ cup Vegetable Oil – $.20
- 1 tsp Vanilla – $.05
- 1 cup Sour Cream – $.75
- 1 cup Light Brown Sugar – $.40
- 1 tbs Ground Cinnamon – $.05
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar – $.53
- 3 tbs Milk – $.04
Total Cost: About $3.82 / Less Than $4.00
This recipe process was so easy. I love trying things like this and getting to share the benefits with my college kids. This is a unique way that I can serve and meet their needs and even wants sometimes. They have started making requests! So the process is simply assemble cake ingredients and bake, then assemble quick and easy icing and drizzle it. My drizzling may have gotten slightly out of hand as you can see in pictures. It tasted fabulous, and I will definitely make it again! Any time you can have cake and call it breakfast, I’m all in!