Bisquick Coffee Cake

Simple cinnamon & sugar Bisquick Coffee Cake uses a handful of ingredients and comes together quickly in a pinch.

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake and Easy Coffee Cake are just as simple and delicious as this Bisquick Coffee Cake with a shortcut! All three are the perfect breakfast to start your day.

Slice of Bisquick coffee cake served on a white plate

Start your morning right!

Coffee cake actually does not have any coffee in it! It gets it’s name because it is a deliciously moist side, perfect for pairing with your morning coffee. Now, just because I don’t drink coffee doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy this crumbly breakfast dish.

We love this sweet, bisquick coffee cake with a cup of hot cocoa or a glass of cold milk. Think of it along the lines of a donut or muffin!

There are many different versions of coffee cake, and the American version traditionally has a streusel. I love me some streusel! I of course included this crumbly mixture on the top to add that texture and bit more sweetness. Using Bisquick was an easy tasty shortcut that I’m sure you’ll love!

Bisquick coffee cake batter in a pie pan

Just mix and bake

PREP. Grease a deep 9 Inch pie pan and preheat the oven to 400°F.

BATTER. In a medium bowl combine the baking mix, milk, sugar, egg and cinnamon. Mix until well combined. Spread the batter into the pie pan.

TOPPING. In a separate bowl use a fork or pastry cutter to combine the baking mix, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.

BAKE. Spread the topping over the batter in the pie pan. Use a butter knife to gently press the topping down into the batter as if making a tic tac toe board several times over the top of the cake. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the bisquick coffee cake cool in the pan before cutting and serving.

Streusel topping in a white bowl for the bisquick coffee cake

Tips, variations + Storing Info

Not just for coffee. I have several delicious and warm drinks you can serve alongside this cake. 

Variations: 

  • Add chopped nuts to the streusel topping. 
  • Mix in blueberries with the batter. You may need to increase the bake time to adjust for the added liquid
  • Cinnamon is the signature spice for the streusel, but you can use other spices like nutmeg or allspice.

STORE in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerator for up to a week.

To FREEZE, wrap the entire bisquick coffee cake or each slice tightly with plastic wrap. If it’s a whole cake you can wrap it again with foil otherwise put the wrapped pieces together in a freezer Ziploc. Freeze for up to 3 months.

To reheat: We like our bisquick coffee cake warm so to reheat it you can warm it up in the microwave in 10 second increments until warm. For larger portions you can heat it up in the oven . Remove the plastic wrap, then rewrap in aluminum foil. Preheat the oven to 350°F and heat for 6-8 minutes or until warm.

Slice of bisquick coffee cake on a white plate

For more easy breakfast cakes, try:

Bisquick Coffee Cake Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Simple cinnamon & sugar Bisquick Coffee Cake uses a handful of ingredients and comes together quickly in a pinch.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 405 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 cup baking mix such as Bisquick®
  • 2/3 c milk
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Topping

  • 1 cup baking mix such as Bisquick®
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Grease a deep 9 Inch pie pan and preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a medium bowl combine the baking mix, milk, sugar, egg and cinnamon. Mix until well combined. Spread the batter into the pie pan.
  • Mix up the topping: In a separate bowl use a fork or pastry cutter to combine the baking mix, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.
  • Spread the topping over the batter in the pie pan. Use a butter knife to gently press the topping down into the batter as if making a tic tac toe board several times over the top of the cake.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan before cutting and serving.

Notes

Instead of pressing the topping into the batter in a tic tac toe pattern you can choose to create a middle layer of the cinnamon mixture. Place half of the batter in the the pie pan. Add a layer using half of the topping mixture. Top with the remaining batter and then with the rest of the cinnamon topping. 

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    I made this breakfast this last weekend, and it was a massive hit with my crew! I will be making this one again!

  2. 5 stars
    I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the bisquick as much as I did. It turned out well and was super easy to make.