Eat this: Coffee cake

Jack Venus returns to his kitchen after yet another rigorous tour fighting crime and bedding Hollywood starlets to whip up a quick coffee cake for unexpected guests. —Lewis

Venus Coffee Cake

1 cup sugar*
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 Tsp. salt
1 can pie filling (of your choice)
1 9×13″ cake pan


The recipe is actually pretty straightforward, mix the sugar, flour and salt together.

Then add in the oil and eggs.  Beat together with a mixer or with a fork until well combined.  Viola. You now have the batter.
Spread half of the batter into the bottom of the ungreased cake pan and level it out evenly.

Open up that can of pie filling and carefully spoon about half of it over that bottom layer of batter.  Level the pie filling out, as well.

Carefully spoon the remaining batter over the top, until all of the pie filling is covered. Try not to leave any pie filling exposed, because it’ll burn during the baking process.


Once that’s all done, sprinkle a bit of sugar over the top and a little cinnamon as well.  The sugar will caramelize and make the coffee cake extra tasty.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and let cool.

*I use Vanilla Sugar, which is just sugar that’s been put into a container
with a vanilla bean or two.  The vanilla flavors the sugar and makes it very tasty, especially in coffee.

1 comment for “Eat this: Coffee cake

  1. October 29, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Interesting to know.

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