Bisquick Coffee Cake Recipe

Lastest Updated April 21, 2024
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To prepare your Bisquick coffee cake, you just need to mix Bisquick baking mix with a few other common kitchen ingredients like milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and egg. And you can quickly enjoy a delicious and fluffy cake.

In fact, coffee is only present in the title of the cake as there is no actual coffee in it. However, the ingredients, such as brown sugar and cinnamon, go well with the taste of coffee. So, a piece of Bisquick coffee cake with a cup of aromatic coffee is an ideal option for breakfast.

Besides, Bisquick Coffee Cake is also an excellent companion to black tea. And any child can enjoy this delicious cake with a glass of warm milk. So it is safe to say this is a perfect cake for the whole family!
Here is an easy-to-follow guide for home this delicious Bisquick coffee cake recipe.

Bisquick Coffee Cake


One of the biggest pluses of this recipe is you don’t need to buy any fancy baking tool or cooking appliance to make Bisquick coffee cake. And here is what you should prepare.

Silicone Spatula
  • Baking tray: Ideal size is about 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter. Remember to line it with baking paper. If you are not using baking paper, just grease the pan and dust it with a bit of flour. This will help to easily peel the cake from the sides of the pan after baking.
  • Large bowl: To mix ingredients for the batter
  • Medium bowl: To mix ingredients for the topping
  • Fork: To whisk and combine ingredients
  • Silicone spatula (Optional): To easily remove the batter from the bowl and spread it on the baking tray. If you don’t have one, you can use a spoon to do it.

Key Ingredients

In this part, I will divide the ingredients into 2 parts. One is for the batter, and another one is for the topping.

For Coffee Cake

What I love about this sweet course is its simple and budget-friendly components. And, of course, there is no coffee here.

For Coffee Cake
  • Bisquick baking mix: This is a ready-made mixture that is sold in packets in stores and is made from flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, and cold butter. You can also use it to make a tasty Bisquick strawberry shortcake.
  • White sugar: Use a little white sugar to sweeten the cake slightly.
  • Milk: I use 2% reduced-fat milk for this recipe, but you can use skim milk to lighten your cake or use almond milk or another plant-based milk if you prefer vegan ingredients.
  • Egg: You will need only 1 egg for this recipe. And you should use a fresh egg.
  • Cinnamon: Use ground cinnamon.

For The Topping

The topping’s ingredients are similar to the batter. But the sugar I use here is brown sugar to create a molasses taste.

For The Toppings
  • Bisquick baking mix: Add your homemade or packaged Bisquick baking mix.
  • Brown sugar: You should only use brown sugar for this part. Brown sugar has a rich molasses flavor that pairs perfectly with the cinnamon and adds flavor to the cake.
  • Butter: Opt for unsalted and cold butter.
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon is the best choice.


When you serve the cake, you can sprinkle it with powdered sugar and cinnamon.

Instructions For Making The Cake

If you are new to baking, no recipe can beat this one regarding its simplicity in the making. With a few steps (mostly mixing ingredients), you can whip up a Bisquick coffee cake in a blink.

Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients

Begin making the Bisquick Coffee Cake by first mixing the batter ingredients well. Pour the appropriate amount of Bisquick baking mix, white sugar, and ground cinnamon into the large bowl. Use a fork to mix well.

Mix Drys Ingredients

Step 2: Add Milk And Egg

Make a small hole in the middle and pour the milk and egg into it. Mix well with a fork or silicone spatula. Don’t worry if the mixture has several little lumps. These are actually small pieces of butter from the Bisquick baking mix.

Add Milk And Egg

Step 3: Prepare The Topping

For the topping, pour the required amount of Bisquick baking mix, brown sugar, and cinnamon into the medium bowl and mix well. Add the chopped cold butter and rub well with your hands until you get crumbs.

Prepare The Toppings

Step 4: Pour The Mixture Into A Baking Tray

Turn on the oven to heat up to approximately 350°F (180°C). Take a baking tray covered with baking paper, spread half the batter, and sprinkle with half the topping. Using the silicone spatula, spread the rest of the batter on top and sprinkle with the remaining topping.

Pour The Mixture Into A Baking Tray

Step 5: Bake

Put the cake to bake in the already heated oven for about 20-25 minutes. Do not let it bake for a longer time because the cake will dry out.

Put The Cake To Bake

Step 6: Serve

Let it cool for about 10 minutes and cut it into pieces. Sprinkle it with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and serve.

Serve Bisquick Coffee Cake

Some Extra Notes For A Perfect Bisquick Coffee Cake

Though it is a simple recipe for everyone, there are some minor yet very important notes that you should know.

  • Choosing top-quality butter to ensure your topping comes out crumbly and bold in flavor.
  • You can double the topping to make it more delicious.
  • Use a toothpick to check the doneness. Insert it into the cake, and if it comes out clean, your dish is ready to go.
  • Cinnamon is the top option to enhance the overall taste. But for a stronger flavor, feel free to choose apple pie spice mix, pumpkin pie spice mix, allspice, or nutmeg.
  • Crave some fruity hints? Add blueberries to the batter. But you will need to adjust the baking time (it would take a bit longer due to the liquid from the fruits).
  • If you want to add more crunchiness to your cake, chopped pecans will not let you down.
  • Never overbake it; otherwise, you will end up with a dry cake. So remember to check it 5 minutes before the cooking time finishes.

Tips And Tricks For Serving And Storing

Finally, let’s check these serving and storage tips so you can enjoy your cake at its finest.

  • You must let your cake cool down before cutting it or sprinkling powdered sugar and cinnamon on it. For slicing, use a serrated knife for beautiful slices.
  • Serve this cake with your favorite drinks. They can pair well with various kinds of beverages.
  • They are best eaten warm.
  • You can store the leftovers at room temperature for a maximum of 2 days or up to 1 week in the fridge as long as they are kept in an airtight container.
  • For longer shelf life, you can also freeze it. Don’t forget to wrap it with foil tightly and keep it in a freezer bag. They can retain their best quality for up to 3 months.
  • For reheating, just place your cold cake in a microwave (if it is a small piece) or in an oven (if it is a large portion). Microwave it for 10 to 20 seconds until warm, or preheat it in the oven for 6 to 10 minutes until warm (depending on how big your cake is).

Have A Nice Breakfast (Or Dessert) With A Bisquick Coffee Cake!

Bisquick coffee cake is a crunchy and fluffy cake you can enjoy as a breakfast or a dessert with your afternoon coffee. With the addition of Bisquick, your preparation is much quicker, with only 10 minutes.

Plus, making this cake is effortless since all you need to do is mix ingredients, spread it in a baking tray, then bake your cake in the oven.

So if you are trying to find a simple sweet treat to enjoy, regardless of normal days or special occasions, you will never go wrong with a Bisquick coffee cake.

Finally, I hope you have a good time in your kitchen with this recipe. And if you want your friends to have the same joy as yours, share this post with them. Thank you, and see you next time!

Bisquick Coffee Cake Recipe

Bisquick Coffee Cake Recipe

Bisquick coffee cake is a perfect breakfast or dessert that doesn’t contain coffee. It goes well with different beverages, such as coffee, tea, or warm milk, which means that you can serve it to your kids too!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 262kcal


For Coffee Cake:

  • 2 cups of Bisquick baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 0.66 cup of milk
  • 1 fresh egg
  • 0.33 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

For Topping:

  • 0.66 cup of Bisquick baking mix
  • 0.66 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of cold butter
  • 0.5 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

For Serving:

  • A pinch of powdered sugar
  • A pinch of cinnamon


  • Mix dry ingredients, including Bisquick baking mix, white sugar, and ground cinnamon into a big bowl. Mix them with a fork.
    Mix Drys Ingredients
  • Create a small hole in the center of the mixture, then add milk and egg to the hole. Mix them well again until the mixture becomes a thick batter.
    Add Milk And Egg
  • In a medium bowl, combine Bisquick baking mix, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Then add the chopped cold butter and use your hand to rub it until you get crumbs.
    Prepare The Toppings
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper, then pour half of the batter into a tray and spread it evenly before sprinkling half of the topping. Then add the remaining batter and topping, respectively. Spread them with a spatula.
    Pour The Mixture Into A Baking Tray
  • Place a baking tray in the oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature before slicing. For serving, sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar and cinnamon on top.
    Serve Bisquick Coffee Cake



  • High-quality butter is ideal for making a crumbly and burst-with-flavor topping.
  • For more crunchiness, you can add chopped pecans.
  • For a stronger flavor, opt for nutmeg, apple pie spice mix, pumpkin pie spice mix, or allspice instead of cinnamon.
  • Feel free to add blueberries to the batter for some fruity notes.
  • Insert a toothpick into the cake to check the doneness. Never overbake it!
  • The total cooking time is based on 10 servings.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg
Mia Dimitrova

Mia Dimitrova

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Home Cooking, Meal Planning, Food Styling, Food Photography, Culinary Storytelling, Cooking-video Maker, European Food Content Creator, Bulgarian Food Evaluation Expert


Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

  • Program: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
  • Focus: Captured the soul of Bulgarian and European dishes, emphasizing the interrelation between visual appeal and culinary history.
    Completed a thesis titled “Bulgaria on a Plate: A Photographic Journey through our Gastronomic Legacy.”

European Culinary Arts Academy

  • Program: Certified Course in Food Styling
  • Focus: Gained expertise in presenting dishes from Bulgaria and beyond, understanding the intricacies of European culinary aesthetics.

Maria Dimitrova, or Mia, is a Contributing Writer from Sofia, Bulgaria. Her work beautifully intertwines the rich flavors of Bulgarian and European dishes with their visual storytelling, capturing the soul of each cuisine. Through engaging content and stunning photography, Maria explores the intricate relationship between food’s aesthetic appeal and cultural history.

Specializing in home cooking, food styling, and photography, she brings European culinary traditions to life, offering a unique glimpse into Bulgaria’s gastronomic heritage. Maria’s expertise highlights her deep appreciation for culinary art and invites her audience to embark on a flavorful journey through Europe’s diverse food landscape.

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