Monkey Cake

I think that most of us were required to make this recipe in our home economics classes while in school. While we usually know it as Monkey “Bread”, this recipe calls it cake. There really is no difference between the two!

This is a wonderful recipe to introduce kids into the kitchen. It is fun for them to shake the pieces of dough in the plastic bag with the sugar and cinnamon. And they certainly enjoy eating it! Be creative with your chose of spices: Use pumpkin spices for a different flavor! I would think that you could also omit the sugar and cinnamon altogether and make this with a garlic herb mixture, and still use the butter to bring it all together. Be adventurous!

Monkey Cake

4 cans Pillsbury biscuits, each biscuit cut into quarters


Place 1/2 cup sugar in a plastic bag, and add 2 tsp. cinnamon. Drop pieces of dough into the bag and coat them well. Don’t do too many at a time, or you will end up with a mess. Lightly pack the dough pieces into a well greased Bundt pan. Melt 1/2 stick of butter or margarine with 1 cup of sugar and pour over the biscuits. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, and them pray that it comes out of your pan!


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