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some fitness stuff + graham streusel cake

(Late) Morning!
The one-hour time difference here in middle Tennessee is setting my routine back a little… but don’t worry, we’ve still been busy! Montage of angry gym faces from the past few days:1-2013-12-17(ps, you should do some standing cable planks. They’re fun/impossible!)

And a run:1-DSC04118It’s been good to finally see blue skies again!

Enough fitness stuff. Let’s move on to cake!!!graham_cracker_cake_0041My mom and I were digging through our ancient family recipe collection and found a handwritten graham streusel cake recipe. We are guessing one of my grandma’s friends penned it in about 1971…1-_DSC0002We decided to go for it!

It’s fun because you get to smash up lots of nuts and graham crackers, then layer them like a cake lasagna.graham_cracker_cake_003845 minutes later, everything was baked and beautiful.graham_cracker_cake_0044Best served warm with a scoop of ice cream :)graham_cracker_cake_0045Here’s the recipe, penned to the interwebs after 40 years of mere paper existence!

Graham Streusel Cake

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter (I used a little less than this)
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9 pan. Mix crumbs, nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a medium-sized bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together cake mix, water, oil, and eggs. Pour half of patter in the pan; layer with half of the crumb/nut mixture. Pour second half of batter on top; layer with the second half of crumb/nut mixture. Press down the crumb/nut mixture gently with your hands. Bake 45-50 minutes. Eat it all as fast as you can.

Have a sweet day!

  • Last cake you made?
  • What’s your favorite gym exercise?
  • Do you have a favorite family recipe?

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7 thoughts on “some fitness stuff + graham streusel cake

  1. I am jealous of your blue skies!!!! VA is holding strong with grey : ) I hear we are gunna be in the 50s this weekend though!!!
    The last cake I made… I helped a friend make a homemade flourless thing a little while ago for her hubbies bday.
    Gym exercise… probably the wood chopper?
    Family recipe = my dad’s soups!

  2. Last cake I made was cranberry orange coffee cake. My favorite family recipe is my grandmothers cranberry salad- cramberries, apples, pecans, blueberries, and pineapple. Chop everything up and mix with about a 1/4 cup sugar(or honey) and the flavor is amazing!