Maggie Monday: Bisquick Coffee Cake

When categorizing recipes, many are really easy to fit. Coffee cake is not. Is it a dessert? Breakfast item? Who knows? I just put it in both. Here’s Maggie with her Bisquick Coffee Cake…

My mom learned to cook in the early 1950’s. Consequently, I grew up learning lots of Bisquick recipes from her. They feel like home to me. I maintain there is no better shortcake than the Betty Crocker Bisquick version. Perfection for fresh fruit.

But, back to coffee cake. This one is classic. An easy weekend treat- especially when you have guests.  If you google the Velvet Crumb Cake recipe, it is essentially the same as this one, except the topping includes coconut and chopped pecans. So good. Picky Pants daughter #2 won’t eat it. (Time to schedule a sleep over!)

This coffee cake is very traditional- crumbly yet moist cake with a sweet crunchy streusel topping. We never have leftovers. Make a pot of coffee or good English tea, and you can go to your happy place.

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Bisquick Coffee Cake: Betty Crocker

Heat oven to 375°F.

What you need:

  • Cinnamon Streusel (below)
  • 2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
  • 2/3 cup milk or water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg

Cinnamon Streusel Topping

  • 2/3 cup Original Bisquick® mix
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter (firm)

Mix all ingredients in small bowl until crumbly. Cutting them with a knife and fork helps separate the butter.


What you do:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 9-inch round pan. Make Cinnamon Streusel; set aside.
  2. Stir batter ingredients until blended.
  3. Mix in a 1/4 of the Streusel topping and spread in pan. Cover with rest of the Cinnamon Streusel.
  4. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown, testing with a toothpick.


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Categories: Baking3, Breakfast, Dessert 2, German, Guest-Maggie, kosher, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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4 Comments on “Maggie Monday: Bisquick Coffee Cake”

  1. April 28, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    I LOVE Bisquick – it makes wonderful coffee cakes. I’m glad you posted this ’cause it does seem that many people don’t remember/know how ‘Quick, Easy & Good’ things made with Bisquick are. I’m planning to post a Bisquick coffee cake with a coconut, brown sugar & walnut topping soon. And I’m soo glad you posted this recipe ’cause I had it in the back of my mind but didn’t have the recipe! I’ve got all the ingredients – gonna make this today! And – PINNING IT !!


  2. April 28, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Love this easy recipe! one of my family’s go to weekend treats.


  3. Lori M.
    April 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    OH YEAH….this is a go to recipe. There are somethings that are just timeless (like chicken flavored Rice-A-Roni) !


  4. Anne Bonney
    April 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Thanks for the memory – coffee cake really doesn’t get better than this!


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