Cake Batter Monkey Muffins

First off, Welcome to the new look of Chef in Training!
Browse around a  bit!
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Under the recipes tab you will find a text version of the recipe index and the new VISUAL recipe index for you visual people!  I absolutely LOVE the new make over!
Due to the switch over yesterday, the Tuesday Talent Show will return next week.
To make up for the lack of link party, I have an awesome recipe that you all are going to love! The Cake Batter Craze continues. I am pretty much in love with the stuff!  This recipe combines two great creations and make them even more fabulous.
Let me introduce you to Cake Batter Monkey Muffins.  Heaven Sent. These bad boys are the perfect size and the right dosage of sweetness!  My whole family love them and I couldn’t get over how stinkin’ easy they are to make!

Cake Batter Monkey Muffins


By Chef in Training Published: April 24, 2012

  • Yield: 8 muffins

A fun twist on a popular breakfast item!



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray muffin tin generously with cooking spray.
  2. Melt the butter in a small bowl and add the vanilla; mix well and set aside.
  3. In another small bowl, combine the cake mix and brown sugar.
  4. Cut each biscuit and cut into four pieces.
  5. Working four pieces at a time, dip four pieces in the butter/vanilla mixture, coating completely. Using a fork, remove from the butter mixture and coat thoroughly in the cake mix mixture. Place four coated pieces into each muffin tin. Repeat until all eight tins are full.
  6. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden and centers appear set. *Do not overbake* Allow to cool in pan for about 5 minutes before gently removing them with a butter knife (just run the knife along the edge of the cavity to gently pop them out).
  7. Place a dollop of frosting on the tops of the still-warm muffins and top with sprinkles.
  8. These are best served warm, but can be reheated in the microwave for about 10-20 seconds and served within one day.
(recipe from: The Domestic Rebel)

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  1. Kate H.

    Wow! These look so yummy! I love all these cake batter recipes. Hope you're husband is doing well!

  2. Katie

    Wow! I think I'm going to have to go pick up some jumbo biscuits and cake frosting! MMMMM!

  3. Mary

    Hey Nikki ! Love the new look! I'm also loving this whole cake batter revolution and these muffins look amazing! I'm gonna have to give them a try for sure. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. See you next week at the party! ~Mary

  4. TheProDiva

    I am so making these!! You had me at Cake Batter!

  5. Jami

    I just wanted to say that I really love this new website! It's a faster download and much less cluttered feeling. It's awesome! :)

  6. kirstin @ kojodesigns

    OH MY! These look delicious. Anything with funfetti is the one for me. :)
    And LOVED meeting you this weekend. You are too cute!

  7. Shelley

    Heck yeah!!! Those sound amazing. Your new look is pretty amazing too!

  8. Maureen

    Congratulations on the new look for the website! This recipe is so easy even I couldn't mess it up, and it sounds delicious. I will be trying this today. Thanks.

  9. Janiel

    Hello !! Love your website, however I am not able to get your Cake Batter Monkey Bites to Pin in Pinterest.... The link must be broken because I am able to "Pin It" some other recipes.

  10. Four Sisters

    These look so fun and yummy!

    We'd love to see this at our Beautify it Monday link party open now!

    -Four Sisters

  11. Carla

    Too awesome!! Anything with cake batter is a winner in my book. Very creative!

  12. Caroline

    These cake batter monkey bread muffins are amazing!! I made them last week and everyone raved about them! Amazing recipe and simple! This is definitely a keeper!!

  13. Carrie

    These look AMAZING! Cannot wait to try them...tonight :-) Thanks!