72 Reviews

I love this recipe! I always double the topping and score it really deep or it can be a bit dry and floury tasting. I also like to mix up a simple glaze just using leftover-from-the-pot or fresh coffee and powdered sugar and then drizzle it over the top, adds a ton of flavor!

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lareinerouge September 17, 2011

I have made this coffee cake for over 39 years......We love it. I make it just like the recipe stats except I always double the recipe for the topping......we love that topping, the more the merrier.

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TJSERNA4 February 01, 2011

I made this recipe with a 21 ounce can of apple filling and I increased the cinnamon to 1/2 teaspoon. I cooked it for 25 minutes but it was not long enough for the addition of the filling but i did not discover it until I let it cool and ate three pieces! It was still awesome and not wanting to waste any, I reheated the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cooked it for an additional 20 minutes in 10 minute increments. That did the trick. The next time I will add 5 minute increments to the original cooking and take note. And finally, the filling added flavor, texture, and the cake was definitely not dry. I couldn't imagine it without filling, but I just have to perfect the cooking time. I hope this helps. :oD

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Charlie Tuna! October 03, 2009

Excellent recipe! I made mine into a Lemon Coffee Cake! Followed recipe as written and for the Lemon, I took a box of Jello lemon pudding mix and added 1 cup of milk and brought to a boil whisking consistently until creamy, almost fluffy. Then let it cool completely and added to the cake mixture. It's so delicious! I think I'll make decaf tonight just to have some! Thanks for the easy recipe!

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cayenne girl May 07, 2009

I love the simplicity of this recipe! I've been making this for years (when I need a quick homemade breakfast cake to serve). I find the original recipe quite dry, therefore, I make the following additions to make it a delicious coffee cake. I add 2 Tablespoons of melted butter, 2 Tablespoons sour cream, and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract to the batter. I double the topping (plus add approximately 2 tablespoons granulated sugar). Delish!

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marielacour March 23, 2015

Haven't made this in donkey's years! So disappointed when I went to the box & it wasn't there. Fortunately, I stumbled out here & THANK YOU for posting my bestest favorite recipe in all the world! Now that we're retired, I'm getting back into baking (I suppose I'm cheating a bit with the Bisquick, but you really can't beat it!) so I'll be checking out some of the wonderful suggestions I'm reading out here. Matter of fact, I've got a can of pineapple chunks in the cupboard so before I drool on the keyboard I think I'd best go make some Coffee Cake. Oh, and I too have ALWAYS doubled the topping. It's the best part. :D
A PS in here: I always add half a teaspoon of vanilla & 2 tablespoon of melted butter to the batter. While I'll lose the nutty flavor of the melted butter, I'm gonna try adding 2 tablespoons of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter no calorie liquid instead. Try to make it "a little" more heart healthy for hubby. Will let you know if it flies or flops.
And thanks again for publishing!!!

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YeOldBat August 30, 2012

This is an awesome one! Add 1-3 cups of blueberries (Frozen are great if you can't get good fresh, but canned are not so good) as well as adding a little vanilla in both batter and topping

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Deevamp June 24, 2013

It's good! I was wary by some of the comments saying it was dry, so I added a tablespoon of oil for good measure, and it sure was moist! I also added about 2 tablespoons extra sugar to the cake, added a diced up apple, and doubled the topping. Probably 15 mins prep total, and delicious result!

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itsina July 24, 2012

I have been using Bisquick for 60 years. Coffee Cake, Drop Bisquits, Muffins, Pancakes etc.. When you have Bisquick in your kitchen you are never without when unexpected guests show up. My husband,children and grandchildren love the pancakes. I pray that the FDA doesn't change a wonderful product that even my Grandmother used.

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lwaliczek March 09, 2012

It is Christmas morning, 2012, my son, home from college, wants Busquick Coffee Cake for Christmas morning. I go to the box and imagine my surprise and horror to find no coffee cake recipe, What to do, Google it. I have to thank you a hundred times over for putting the recipe up and so easy to find. Now all is well. Happy Holidays. Cathy
PS I have always added extra topping as well. I also give it as xmas gifts. I put the dry ingredients and a recipe in a zip lock bag and wrap or add to a basket with other goodies. My friend Becky thinks I am quite the chef. :)

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cathy0117 December 25, 2011
Bisquick Coffee Cake