I keep an arsenal of spur-of-the-moment-ready-to-make-or-bake comfort foods in my pantry. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook and bake, but if a mix is aaaah-mazing enough to taste like scratch, I'm gonna keep some in my cupboard for those impromptu too-tire-or-short-on-ingredients-when-you-want-to-wow-your-unexpected-guests.
So, this is one of those kinds of stapes in my cupboard. The Krusteaz brand Coffee cale mix. (They call it a cinnamon swirl coffee cake) I am pretty sure you can find it at every grocery store in America.
People don't believe it's not scratch until I finally show 'em the box.
Best right out of the oven, my home smells like a bake shop, and the presentation is equally grand.
You need to pick up a box or three of this mix to keep handy to wow your friends and family.
(It's up to you if you share with them that's it's from a mix and not from scratch.)