Bisquick Apple Coffee Cake

Apple coffee cake recipe made with Bisquick baking mix, with brown sugar streusel topping.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

A favorite family ritual growing up was apple coffee cake on Sunday mornings. My dad would prepare it for his six greedy kids, all of us begging for him to pile on the brown sugar.

Bisquick Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4.



  • 2 cups Bisquick mix
  • 2/3 cup of milk or water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tart green apple, cored, peeled, sliced


  • 1/3 cup Bisquick mix
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp butter


1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2 Grease 8" square pan or 9" round pan. Mix cake ingredients. Spread cake batter in pan. Insert apple slices into the batter evenly throughout the cake.

3 Mix the topping ingredients of Bisquick, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread topping mix over top of batter in pan. Add slices of butter all over the top.

4 Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown, testing with a toothpick.

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  • Karen Crocker

    It’s not a comment but can a person with diabetes eat this cake

  • Tom W

    Like a fluffy cake, mix by fork, not a mixer, and don’t overmix the cake, keep the clumps.
    I did 22 min using glass square dish and it worked well.
    I also did 3/4 of an Apple + 3/4 of a Peach chopped small — my daughter and I loved the fruit blend.

  • Clare

    Just made this… It tastes great, but some things I’ll probably do the next time: I would divide the batter so half goes under the apples and half goes over or at least put a little batter over the apples. Also, I would add another layer of the brown sugar mixture in the middle. Other than that, it was good. The center didn’t cook as fast and I put it in for another 3 minutes. Not sure if I’ll do that next time because I felt it dried out slightly. I will just take it out and let it finish up outside of the oven. Great quick breakfast recipe!

  • Danahli

    I made this recipe last night for a Christmas party and it turned out great! Everybody loved the little apple pieces inside and the topping was delicious. The only thing for me was I had to bake it about ten minutes longer, waiting for the middle to be done. Regardless, thanks for the great recipe! :)

  • Renee

    I stumbled on this and just had to share my own bisquick cake recipe.

    One important thing to note is I went light on the sugar in this recipe. Some people might like it with as much as another cup of sugar.

    Pumpkin Fruit Cake


    1 16 oz can fruit/pears, peaches, apples
    1 1/2 cup bisquick
    2 eggs
    2 tb butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup canned pumpkin
    1/2 cup cooking oil

    1. Drain fruit. Pour into a 10×2-inch round baking pan or a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Arrange fruit rounded sides down, in coated pan.

    2. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, and oil. Also add eggs, add sugar and pumpkin. Carefully spoon over fruit. Spread mixture evenly with back of spoon.

    3. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool about 5 minutes. Loosen from side of pan; invert onto serving plate. Serve warm. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

    Voila you have a very quick and simple bisquick cake that I think tastes alright! Not to mention the oos and aahs it gets when people see the fruit pinwheel I layed in the bottom of the pan on top of the cake!

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