1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 package (2-layer size) yellow or white cake mix 1 cup water 1/4 cup cooking oil 3 eggs ***Icing*** 1 cup sifted powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract enough water till of drizzling consistency
For streusel, in a medium mixing bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, chopped pecans or walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in melted margarine or butter. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, water, cooking oil, and eggs. Beat on low speed with an electric mixer just till moistened.
Pour half of the batter into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the streusel mixture. Carefully spread remaining batter over streusel; sprinkle with remaining streusel.
Bake in 350 degrees F. oven for 35 to 40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool slightly; drizzle with Powered Sugar Icing. Serve warm.
For Powdered Sugar Icing: In a small mixing bowl stir together ingredients.
Thought this was very good and easy to execute. Just like another reviewer, I thought it stayed nice and moist. I only used a 1/3 of the pecans and thought it was plenty, although I might add more cinnamon next time! :o)
Mar 15, 2012
I just made this and it was fantastic!! I usually don't back with cake mixes but had an extra on hand. It doesn't taste like a box cake at all-this topping would work equally well with a homemade cake!!!
Sep 5, 2006
mace832 Member since: June 21, 2006
Excellent!!! My family loved it. The graham crackers added alot to this cake. I even found out that after a day or two it even tastes better, and really moist.