Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
I got this recipe off the side of a Bisquick box over 20 years ago. It's the best cake I've ever had. They took the recipe off the box so I e-mailed them and asked them to send it to me. I don't eat a lot of sweets, but this is one I could eat everyday. I changed the coconut to Wheaties as I can't see a crumb cake with coconut. I've always made it with Wheaties. I also double the topping because it's so sweet and good, but I wrote the recipe as it's called for. Hope you enjoy this. By the way they've since put this recipe back on the box.
- 1 1⁄2 cups original Bisquick baking mix
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup wheat flakes cereal, crushed (the original calls for coconut, but I like the Wheaties better)
- 1⁄3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup chopped nuts (optional(I do not use)
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, softened
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Heat oven to 350°F Grease and flour 8 inch square or 9 inch round pan.
- Beat all ingredients in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
- Beat on medium speed 4 minutes,scraping bowl occasionally.
- Pour into pan.
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool slightly.
- Make crumb topping: Mix all together and spread over cake.
- Set oven to broil.
- Broil about 3 inches from heat about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
I always use this recipe without topping for strawberry short cake & no one has ever guessed a Bisquick mix was any part of it. It's just a great simple cake.
T've used this recipe for years, too. I add chocolate chips and coconut. Just my favorite add ins to many things. Thanks for posting it.
This cake is from a very old recipe, can remember making it as a teenager back in the 60's, it's always been one of my favorites. So easy even my brother would make it.