Monkey Cake

MMmmMmMmmm.... I love Monkey Cake. So for this week's Tasty Tuesday, I'm sharing the recipe with you. It's yummy and it's easy. My kinda cooking.

This is a family recipe... passed down from my Grandmother. Not sure how long it's been in the family. I just know that when I was growing up, it was always a fantastic and rare treat to get some of her Monkey Cake.


1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
2/3 cup granular sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 packages of buttermilk biscuits (16 oz. size)


1. Separate the biscuits and cut into eighths.

2. Roll each piece into a ball.

3. Combine the cinnamon & sugar. Roll each ball in the cinnamon mixture until well coated.

4. Combine in pan, 1 cup butter and 1 cup dark brown sugar, and cook until thick and bubbly. If the syrup doesn't seem to be getting thick, keep at it a little longer. Then let it sit for a few minutes and it will thicken up.

5. Put half the balls into a cake pan and pour half the syrup over it. Then add the remaining balls and syrup.

6. Bate at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove and cool in pan for 10 minutes.

7. Put a plate upside down over the cake pan and then flip the entire thing upside down. This will allow your Monkey Cake to flip out onto the plate.

8. Enjoy! Then be sure to stop by and let me have a sample.

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Meghan said...

I have made this numerous times.
I love it.
Surprisingly my kids do not.
So I get the whole thing to myself.

Any wonder why I have a weight problem?

Anonymous said...

What a fun recipe, I will have to try this.

Samantha said...

Looks so good, I love sweet treats !
Thanks so much for sharing, have a blessed day !

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Welcome to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. I love this recipe!! YUMMY!!!!Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

What a neat recipe! I'm going to try this with my kids. It looks like it's fun to make and you know if a recipe is good enough to be passed down, it's gotta be good! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us for Tasty Tuesday! I really think it looks fabulous!

shopannies said...

love this and oh so easy

Brenda said...

This looks like a better version of other recipes for this I have seen

A happy heart at home said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.