Cake Mix Quick Bread Recipe with Streusel Topping

In this post: Cake Mix Quick Bread Recipe with Streusel Topping. A sweet and moist cake mix recipe that’s perfect for family gatherings during the holiday season. Makes a great gift too!

cake mix quick bread recipe loaves

No matter what stage of life you happen to find yourself, it’s pretty much a given that celebrating Christmas will somehow involve food. I’m a sucker for anything with a streusel topping, and if it involves a cake mix, that’s even better. This cake mix quick bread recipe is super simple, sweet, and so moist. It would be the perfect addition to a holiday dessert tray, and would make a lovely hostess gift.

cake mix quick bread recipe batter in loaf pans

How To Make

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the streusel ingredients in a bowl.
  • Using a fork, your fingers, or an electric mixer, combine the streusel ingredients. It should look like course sand.
  • Set the streusel aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, egg, sour cream, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Combine quick bread ingredients with an electric mixer, scraping sides and bottom of bowl.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Fill four mini loaf pans with the batter and spread to the sides of the pans. Batter will be stiff. (It’s helpful to use a large cookie scoop to put the batter into the pans.)
  • Top each loaf with streusel.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Bread is done when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool, slice, and serve.
cake mix quick bread loaves and slices on cooling rack

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Helpful Tips

  • The batter is stiff. It’s helpful to use a large cookie scoop to fill the loaf pans.
  • I used my electric stand mixer with the whip attachment to mix up the streusel. It worked beautifully. It took a good minute to completely combine the ingredients…so be patient!
  • This cake mix recipe can be made into muffins or a coffee cake (baked in an 8×8 inch square pan.) Baking times will need to be adjusted, so watch carefully at the end.
  • When baking with mini loaf pans, put them on a baking sheet before placing them in the oven.
  • My mini loaf pans measure 3.5 in. x 5 in. x 2.25 in. I got four loaves from this recipe, and divided the batter as evenly as I could. (My pans are currently sold out, but these mini loaf pans are just about the same size.)
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Cake Mix Quick Bread Recipe

A sweet and moist cake mix quick bread recipe that’s perfect for family gatherings during the holiday season. Makes a great gift too!
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Servings: 4 mini loaves
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
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Ingredients

For the streusel:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter (cubed)

For the bread:

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz. sour cream (or plain greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the streusel ingredients in a bowl.
  • Using a fork, your fingers, or an electric mixer, combine the streusel ingredients. It should look like course sand.
  • Set the streusel aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, egg, sour cream, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Combine quick bread ingredients with an electric mixer, scraping sides and bottom of bowl.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Fill four prepared mini loaf pans with the batter and spread to the sides of the pans. Batter will be stiff. (It's helpful to use a large cookie scoop to put the batter into the pans.)
  • Top each loaf with streusel.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Bread is done when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool, slice, and serve.

Notes

The mini loaf pans I used measure 3.5 in. x 5 in. x 2.25 in.
I prepared my baking pans with Baker’s Joy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mini loaf | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 778IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Pat Stoughton says:

    I’ll bet this could be made with yellow cake mix, too.

  2. June Stamps says:

    What a remarkable site this is and what a remarkable, creative woman you are. Thank you. I would like to add here a recipe I have made without fail for many years. It makes one medium or several small moist, chocolate loaves. Here are the bare basics. Just make and bake according to your years of know how. It’s not a new recipe, just old time goodness. Miracle Whip Cake. Mix 1 cup Miracle Whip dressing and 1 cup white sugar in a bowl. Put 2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 cup cocoa in flour sifter. Add alternately with 1 cup water. You know the rest. I don’t add icing. Eat warm or slice later, add butter and warm in toaster oven.