This recipe turns a boxed cake mix into a scrumptiously moist low-fat coffee cake or dessert.

Kim
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).

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  • Mix cake mix and brown sugar together in a bowl; add yogurt, applesauce, water, vegetable oil, eggs, maple flavoring, and cinnamon. Beat on low speed with an electric hand mixer until blended. Scrape bowl and beat on medium speed for 4 more minutes.

  • Toss blueberries with enough cinnamon to evenly dust each berry in a bowl. Fold blueberries into the batter. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 48 mg cholesterol; 316 mg sodium. 47.4 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2013
This was a simple recipe but it was a bit too sweet for our personal taste. If I make it again I would skip the sweetened yogurt (and use plain) and I would eliminate the brown sugar entirely. I thought the idea of fully dusting the blueberries in cinnamon would work similar to dusting the berries with flour but sadly the cinnamon trick still made the berries migrate to the bottom of the cake. Next time I would toss the berries with flour or some of the cake mix to correct that problem. Otherwise a very good and simple coffee cake. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2018
Reading through the other reviews it seems that almost no one made the recipe as written. I made this and did not change a thing. Like another reviewer said: this just wasn t what I expected. The combination of ingredients is odd. Particularly I don t think that the blueberries complemented the cinnamon and maple very well. I personally would not make this again as written. I do think however that it s a good base recipe for a moist blueberry coffee cake. If I made it again I would omit the cinnamon and maple and substitute almond extract OR substitute-in lemon cake mix lemon yogurt and/or lemon extract as others have mentioned. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2013
This was a simple recipe but it was a bit too sweet for our personal taste. If I make it again I would skip the sweetened yogurt (and use plain) and I would eliminate the brown sugar entirely. I thought the idea of fully dusting the blueberries in cinnamon would work similar to dusting the berries with flour but sadly the cinnamon trick still made the berries migrate to the bottom of the cake. Next time I would toss the berries with flour or some of the cake mix to correct that problem. Otherwise a very good and simple coffee cake. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2013
This was a simple recipe but it was a bit too sweet for our personal taste. If I make it again I would skip the sweetened yogurt (and use plain) and I would eliminate the brown sugar entirely. I thought the idea of fully dusting the blueberries in cinnamon would work similar to dusting the berries with flour but sadly the cinnamon trick still made the berries migrate to the bottom of the cake. Next time I would toss the berries with flour or some of the cake mix to correct that problem. Otherwise a very good and simple coffee cake. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2013
I didn't have a box of cake mix so I substituted 1-1/2 cups of flour 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1-3/4 teas of baking powder. Plus I added half a box of vanilla pudding mix since the recipe called for a pudding cake mix. Otherwise I followed the directions exactly. I followed other reviewers suggestions and tossed the blueberries in flour instead of the cinnamon. Plus I only folded in half of the blueberries then stuffed the rest on top after I poured it into the pan. The finished product was a little moist around the blueberries otherwise it turned out perfect! The taste was amazing! And the blueberries were fairly well dispursed. My husband who is an overly picky eater can't stop picking at it. That earns an instant 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2013
Made this but next time will used lemon cake mix omitted the brown sugar and use low fat lemon yogurt. Very moist cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2013
I actually had this somewhat odd combination of ingredients on hand and tried this to use up some blueberries. I too had the problem of all the blueberries sinking to the bottom (the top when it is turned out of the pan) but that's my only quibble. The flavor is sweet but great; my son said it's like blueberry pancakes and syrup in one cake! Looks beautiful - wish I had taken a picture before we started devouring it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
very good Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2018
Reading through the other reviews it seems that almost no one made the recipe as written. I made this and did not change a thing. Like another reviewer said: this just wasn t what I expected. The combination of ingredients is odd. Particularly I don t think that the blueberries complemented the cinnamon and maple very well. I personally would not make this again as written. I do think however that it s a good base recipe for a moist blueberry coffee cake. If I made it again I would omit the cinnamon and maple and substitute almond extract OR substitute-in lemon cake mix lemon yogurt and/or lemon extract as others have mentioned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2016
used lemon cake mix and coated the blueberries (used from frozen) with a bit of the cake mix worked well putting 1/2 the cake mix in the pan blueberries and remaining cake mix over top. Skipped the maple and used vanilla extract since using the lemon cake mix. Was very moist flavorful. Served with vanilla ice cream. Thank you for a great way to use up some yogurt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2013
I did just make this(this evening)just as it was listed! & wow me an family liked this a lot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2015
I made this into muffins and a small loaf. My kids loved it! Just a couple of adjustments due to what I had on hand: I used two single-serve containers of nonfat blueberry Greek yogurt and one single-serve container of unsweetened applesauce. I'm going to freeze the small loaf for an easy breakfast! Side note: The maple extract had my kitchen smelling lovely! Read More
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