Recipe courtesy of Vita Shanley

Monkey and Gorilla Bread

Make each of these breads in separate bundt pans. For serving, layer the 2 cakes, with the Monkey Bread as the top tier and the Gorilla Bread as the bottom tier.
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: about 25 servings
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Ingredients

Monkey Bread (recipe may be doubled depending on the bundt pan):

Flour, for pan

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

30 buttermilk canned refrigerator biscuits

1 stick butter, plus more for pan

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup walnuts

Gorilla Bread (recipe may be doubled depending on the bundt pan):

Flour, for pan

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

20 buttermilk canned refrigerator biscuits

8 ounces cream cheese, cut into 20 cubes

1 stick butter, melted, plus more for pan

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups walnuts

Directions

  1. Butter and flour a bundt pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Cut refrigerator biscuits in half and toss in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Melt the 1 stick of butter in a saucepan and add brown sugar and bring to a boil; then add nuts. Line the bundt pan with biscuits and pour butter mixture over them.
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from the pan when it's still hot to avoid

Gorilla Bread (recipe may be doubled depending on the bundt pan):

  1. Butter and flour a bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Separate biscuits and flatten each slightly with your hand. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon and sugar mixture onto each biscuit. Place one cube of cream cheese in center of biscuit and fold in half to resemble a half moon. Melt the 1 stick of butter in a saucepan and add brown sugar and bring to a boil; remove from the heat. Place 1/2 cup nuts on the bottom of the bundt pan and then line the pan with a row of cream cheese filled biscuits. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Drizzle half of the butter mixture on top and then repeat steps, beginning with nuts.
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from the pan when it's still hot to avoid sticking.
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