Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spider Monkey Cake

Ok, so it's really just monkey bread. But my 4 year old for some reason, started calling it "spider monkey cake".... so I thought I'd use that. I have honestly never made it before but have had it many times growing up. I found a really simple and delicious recipe online (there are millions).

Hot out of the oven....

Monkey Bread


4 cans refrigerated biscuits
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter (3/4 cup)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins (these are optional, it's great with or without them)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9-10 inch tube pan.

2. Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a medium sized plastic bag. Cut the biscuits into halves or quarters and place six to eight biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Shake well.

3. Arrange pieces in the bottom of the greased pan. Continue layering until all the biscuit pieces are coated and in the pan. If you are using raisins, place them among the biscuit pieces as you are layering.

4. In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the layered biscuits.

5. Bake for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Pull apart and enjoy!



Krista said...

Oh man - this is making me hungary just looking at it. I LOVE monkey bread.

Ladners'Latest said...

I LOVE monkey bread!! For some reason it reminds me of summer trips with my youth group back in high school.