Bisquick Apple Coffee Cake

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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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33 Comments / Reviews

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  • Christina

    Turned out just as I hoped, delicious! Added a drip of vanilla extract to the batter and used a gala Apple but otherwise kept everything the same. Love how it’s not too sweet.


  • Ann

    Trusty timesaver! Made it with 4 simple changes:Scalded the milk & infused with 3 Earl Grey tea bags which I threw in the freezer to cool for a few minutes before adding as written,
    added a couple grinds of nutmeg and a TBL of sour cream to the batter,
    used 1.5x the topping,
    and drizzled a quick glaze of powdered sugar thinned with OJ over the streusel after baking – big hit for such a quick and easy coffee cake


  • Michael Marcus

    Very tasty. Thank you for a great recipe.

  • 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.

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