Don’t Lose Sleep Over Mother’s Day Breakfast

April 28, 2014 – Hi everyone, this is Liz from A Nut in a Nutshell, and I’m happy to be back here again with a wonderful idea for Mother’s Day. I decided to think of a special breakfast idea that would really warm a mom’s heart, and I think I hit on it with this delicious Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake. Even better…it’s made in the slow cooker! The layers of streusel and cherry filling make it look fancy, but I promise you that it’s very simple to put together.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake
Cherry filling
1 21-oz. can Baker’s Corner Cherry Pie Filling
3 tbsp. Baker’s Corner Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon

Oat streusel
1 cup Baker’s Corner Brown Sugar
¾ cup Millville Quick Oats
¾ cup Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon
1 stick Countryside Creamery Butter (cold)

Coffee cake
1 box Baker’s Corner Yellow Cake Mix
2 Goldhen Eggs, beaten
½ cup Friendly Farms Sour Cream
½ cup Baker’s Corner Evaporated Milk
½ tsp. Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon


1. Coat inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.

2. In small bowl, combine cherry pie filling, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake directions 1

3. In separate medium bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until combined but still crumbly. Set aside.

Cherry streusel Coffee cake directions 2

4. In separate large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream, evaporated milk and cinnamon. Mix well.

5. Put half of cherry pie filling mix into bottom of slow cooker. Top with half of the oat crumble mix, and then half of the cake mix batter. Repeat layers using remaining half of ingredients.

Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake directions 3v2

Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake 26. Cook on high about 3 hours or until set in the middle. Turn off; leave cover ajar and let stand 15-20 minutes. Invert onto a serving dish, slice and enjoy!

Serve it on a pretty tray with some fresh fruit and juice, and you’re guaranteed to make mom smile. 🙂

Photos by Liz Mays for A Nut in a Nutshell.

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8 thoughts on “Don’t Lose Sleep Over Mother’s Day Breakfast

    1. ALDI USA

      Hi, Teri. Liz used a seven quart oval slow cooker for the coffee cake. However, any kind will work as long as it isn’t a mini slow cooker. Enjoy!

  1. SkippyMom

    Mother’s Day is May 11th Liz, not a “month away” from April 28th, the day of this post. Might want to change this before you freak out families who find out they don’t actually have until the end of May to prepare.

    The recipe looks delicious. And in a slow cooker is even better. Love cherry filling. I hope our Aldi has all the ingredients.

    1. ALDI USA

      We appreciate your feedback and have updated the blog post. Thanks for being an ALDI fan, and enjoy the recipe!

  2. Ruthie

    Would there be another way to finish cooking. It sounds delicious. But when we put it on to bake to have for breakfast on Sunday morning?

  3. Anonymous

    Sounds like a great idea! I might be able to try it if I can afford it! I hope I could though! My mother would love to wake up to a sweet smelling aroma, and find out that its her daughter cooking for her, she would definitely enjoy that and appreciate the sweet gesture!

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