Bisquick Coffee Cake: A Blast from the Past

I {love} breakfast foods, although I don’t seem to make or eat them as much as I’d like. It’s usually fruit or yogurt {giggle}. A weekend or two ago, I was laying in bed on a Saturday morning looking through my Instagram feed (you can follow me here). The number of breakfast food pics were making me cRaZy. So do you know what I did? I got up and marched my butt downstairs and decided to whip up an oldie, but a goodie: Bisquick Coffee Cake.

Bisquick Coffee CakeThe entire time I was pulling this recipe together, I was flooded with memories of when my sister and I were roomies in Springfield, MO.  We made this coffee cake on more Saturday mornings than I can even remember.  I actually get a little sentimental when I think about the silly things the two of us did.  Late nights where we decided to whip up chocolate chip cookie dough to stand in the kitchen eating it raw by the spoonfuls as we talked about life, jobs, boys, etc.  Grabbing chinese on a Friday night to stay in and watch a movie.  I {love} my sister and I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything!  This post is for you, Kristine!  Thanks for the memories.  Gigantic Hugs!

Bisquick Coffee Cake
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  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • ⅔ cup water or milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅓ cup Bisquick
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8"x8" or 9"x9" square baking dish.
  3. Mix cake ingredients and pour in baking dish.
  4. Mix topping ingredients with a fork or pastry mixer until crumbly.
  5. Spread topping mix over cake mixture.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
This recipe used to appear on the back of the Bisquick Box.

Enjoy!  It is a super easy, delicious cake!
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  1. says

    Girl, I STILL make this coffee cake at least once a month. One of my all time faves from childhood. Sometimes I double the streussel and work it into the batter. (OMG – delish!) But most of the time, I just add a little vanilla and cinnamon to the batter for an extra punch. Now I want some! =)

    • says

      Jill — this just made me smile. Maybe we need to have a coffee cake date once a month and this can be the star of the show {hee-hee}. I’ll have to give that vanilla and cinnamon a try. Hope you had a great week. Hugs.

    • says

      Yay! It’s a great recipe — and you can’t beat the ease and taste. You hit the nail on the head, Raquel. Have a fabulous weekend.

  2. kristine says

    awww! thanks sis. yes, those memories are definately cherished ones. :) …and the coffee cake is YUMMO!

  3. Camille says

    Oh myyyyy…I have everything I need. I see dessert for tonight – to heck with waiting for breakfast! Looks delish! Thanks for sharing and for sharing your memories. :)

  4. says

    I made this coffee cake in the early years of my marriage, but haven’t made it in a long while! I have two boxes of Bisquick in my pantry, so I think I’ll make this recipe this w/end and bring back some good memories for my husband and I. ♥

    • says

      Awww, Amanda! This just made me smile. I hope you do make it soon — and make some more great memories. Hugs to you friend.

  5. says

    Yummy! So sweet that you have such precious memories of the time spent as a roomie with your sister. And in my neck of the woods, too. I am not far from Springfield. Great little city. (Little compared to a big city, huge compared to my tiny town). I think the absolute perfect light breakfast is coffeecake and a couple pots of coffee.

    • says

      Hi Sandra! We spoke earlier today via e-mail. Springfield has such a special place in my heart. I think you might be right — coffeecake and coffee is a perfect pair for breakfast. Have a fabulous weekend. HUGS!


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