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Citrus Streusel Quick Bread

As a minister's wife, I do a lot of baking and cooking for church. Often, I'll find myself copying down recipes to share. This one's generally in demand. Our home's as close to the border as you can get - the river that divides our state and Kentucky joins the backyard. We have two children, 21 and 12. -Debra White, Williamson, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (12 slices each)


  • 1 package lemon or orange cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk


  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cake mix, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans; set aside. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, oil and remaining cake mix; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle with pecan mixture. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks. Combine confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm bread.

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  • 2124arizona
    Mar 17, 2020

    These loaves are easy to substitute ingredients with. I wanted to use orange cake mix, but I couldn't find any so I added 1 packet of orange drink mix to it and 1 Tablespoon of orange peel. I didn't use the strudel topping. I filed in 3/4 cup of pecans and 3/4 cup chopped fresh cranberries. The results were amazing!

  • ahmom
    Aug 10, 2016

    very good!!

  • ionabeagle
    Apr 4, 2014

    I added blueberries. Real Good.

  • mamaknowsbest
    Nov 28, 2013

    This is the GREAT quick bread recipe! I changed one thing only -- I used a Spice Cake Mix. Between the tastey topping and cinnoman it did not taste like it started with a cake mix.

  • Joscy
    Jun 2, 2012

    I would rate this *10* if there were stars enough. Luscious, and so easy to make. I've been retired 5 years now, and have nade this bread too many times to count. Continues to be one of our family's favorites. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful, wonderful delight. Sincerely, Jos

  • erospert
    Sep 18, 2010

    This bread has good flavor but we could definitely tell that it started from a box cake mix. It had that commercial cake mix taste to it. It also has a much lighter texture and comes off as being more of a cake than a bread.

  • hwdog
    Jun 10, 2010

    REALLY GOOD. I have already made it twice. =)

  • MarciaSvatek
    Feb 20, 2010

    Our family loves this bread, my 2 young grandchild enjoy eating this. Marcia from Wisconsin

  • cookbookmom
    Nov 26, 2008

    I lighten this awesome recipe up a bit by using nonfat yogurt instead of sour cream. Can't even tell the difference. Thanksgiving standby!