Seattle Coffee Mug Cake

Butter for pan
flour, for pan
7 sweet dinner rolls like King’s Hawaiian
1 box (1 lb, 14 oz.) cinnamon swirl coffee cake mix like Pillsbury
3/4 c. hot water
1 t. instant expresso
1/4 c. vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 c. whole milk
1 T. sugar

Preheat oven to 350
Butter and flour a 10 cup bundt pan or square baking dish. Slice 1- in off tops of rolls. Tear tops into 1- in. pieces; set aside. Place bottoms of rolls, cut side up, in prepared pan. Combine coffee cake batter mix (reserve cinnamon swirl packet), water, instant expresso, oil, and 2 eggs in a large bowl. Beat until well blended. Pour half of batter over rolls. Sprinkle with contents of cinnamon swirl packet.

Whisk remaining 1 egg, milk, and sugar in another bowl to blend. Add reserved rolltops to milk mixture; set aside until milk mixture is absorbed. Pour bread mixture over cake batter in pan, and then pour remaining batter over. Using a skewer or wooden chopstick, swirl batters together. Bake for 45 min. Cool cake in pan on a cooling rack for 25 min. Inver cake onto cooling rack; remove pan. Place cake right side up on a platter and serve warm. For a cute presentation. Serve slices in coffee mug!