Looking for a dessert to make to celebrate Black History Month? Add this heritage-inspired Benne Seed Coffee Cake. This twist on a classic breakfast dessert is the perfect snack to pair while reading your favorite book from a Black author.
Benne Seed Coffee Cake
1 boxed cinnamon swirl coffee cake kit
2/3 cup milk
¼ cup melted butter
¼ benne seeds
16 benne wafers
In a large bowl , combine coffee cake mix, milk, melted butter and egg. Spoon half the mixture into a greased or lined 8×8 baking pan.
Sprinkle with half the benne seeds, and half the cinnamon swirl topping. Repeat layers with remaining cake mix, benne seeds and topping, then bake 40-45 mins until done.
Cool and cut into 16 equal squares and top each with a finished benne wafer.
* Benne seeds can be substituted for toasted sesame seeds.
Add these books by Black Women authors to your reading list as well:
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