Cake Batter Pull Bread

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mr. Chef in Training! Today is my husband’s official birthday…. The big 3-0! He has now officially said adios to his 20s! He is such an old fart now ;) just kidding.

Lets talk about my cute hubby for a minute and his birthday cake preference… Boxed rainbow chip cake. He requests it every year.

I don’t know WHY on earth he chooses THAT when his wife could (try her best) to bake him up whatever his little heart desired from scratch. I don’t know whether to be offended or thank him for making my day a little easier ;-)

This year I wanted to involve his favorite flavor cake in a more jazzed up style. This pull apart bread is simple and delicious. It would make a great birthday breakfast/treat or even a great recipe for Easter with all of the fun, bright and spring colors.

It was inspired by a mix between my Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls {Made with a cake mix} and the Cinnamon Roll Pull Bread.

Cake Batter Pull Bread from ...This recipe is seriously SO good and extremely simple to make!

Cake Batter Pull Bread
This recipe is so simple and rediculously delicious!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 1 round, unsliced loaf of sour dough bread
  • ½ cup butter, melted (add more as needed)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup yellow cake mix, dry
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup color sprinkles
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk
  1. Slice bread to make ½-1 inch sections slicing almost all the way to the bottom of the loaf. Be careful not to cut too far or to cut through. I used a serrated knife and cut on inch slices all the way down the width way of the loaf. Then I used my kitchen sheers to snip the ½-1 inch sections on each row, just to avoid any of them tearing off. Place loaf on cookie sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, yellow cake mix and cinnamon. Stir to evenly mix together. Set aside.
  3. Evenly pour and distribute melted butter between each of the sections, making sure to get in-between each one. Trust me, you want the buttery goodness :) If you need more butter, simply melt as much more as needed.
  4. Evenly sprinkle/pour sugar/cake mix mixture between each of the sections. Rub in to cover them if necessary. Be care not to tear any of the sections.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.
  6. While Cake Batter Pull Bread is baking, make the glaze. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and beat until smooth. Add more powdered sugar/milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Drizzle as much as desired over warm bread. Sprinkle with some added sprinkles if desired. Serve warm.


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Happy Bday to your hubs and your bread is so fun! And hey, at least he requests the same thing and so you know it's coming and it's something very do-able at that! :)

  2. Alyssa

    This looks amazing! Happy Birthday to your husband!

  3. tanya

    Don't you love it when someone chooses a box instead of your baking?? I think you did the right thing, this looks awesome Nikki!

  4. Darlene

    Yum! Wish I could have this right now! Happy Birthday to your funny husband. Isn't it about time for a hubby favorites again?

  5. Beth

    What a fun recipe and neat twist on the rainbow chip boxed cake mix. My husband also has interesting food requests sometimes!

  6. patsy

    What a fun way to jazz up a box cake mix! I am sure he loved it!

  7. Linda

    Happy Big 30 to Mr Chef-in-Training! What a great time to celebrate a birthday.
    We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - Saturday Dishes - along with Hammock Tracks and Call Me PMc.
    I'd love it if you could hop on over with this Pull-Apart.

    "Hoppy Easter"

  8. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    Happy birthday to the Mister!! Ben is turning the big 3-0 next month - guess this should be making an appearance at his party too!!!!

  9. Sara

    This looks delish! I can't wait to try it! Also, on step number 6, I think you accidentally wrote Cinnamon Pull Bread instead of Cake Batter Pull Bread. :)

    1. Chef in Training

      Thanks for catching that! Totally meant to write Cake Batter Pull Bread :)

  10. sharon paycheck

    Going to try this it looks so good and easy .

  11. Cara Lounsbery

    Where is the recipe? I see a note where it is suppose to be added but no recipe. I wanted to make a Sunday morning treat & keep most of the baking things on hand then can't get the recipes.

    1. Chef in Training

      so sorry about that. It should be there now :)