coffee cake and other things that tempt my roommates to sin

Friday, May 14, 2010 |
I share an apartment with two of my college girlfriends. One was my next-door neighbor for three years, and both lived on my freshman hall. I’ve known them for a while, in other words. I know about their obsession with fiber, their exercise regimens, and their morning routines. In all that time, I somehow missed their absolute addiction to coffee cake.

I mean, I knew they were tempted by my other baking exploits. But mostly they’ve resisted the cookies. And I don’t really do brownies. So I couldn’t believe it when the vultures descended (wait, was that not flattering? good thing they don’t check this blog!) within minutes of coffee cake baking completion. This may be the reason that the cake is already carved up in the photo. But I can’t confirm that.

Bisquick Coffee Cake


Cinnamon Streusel (below)

2 cups Original Bisquick mix

2/3 cup milk or water

2 tablespoons sugar

1 egg

Cinnamon Streusel Topping

2/3 cup Original Bisquick mix

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons butter (firm)

Mix all ingredients in small bowl until crumbly. Cutting them with a knife and fork helps separate the butter.


Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 9-inch round pan. Make Cinnamon Streusel; reserve.

Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Mix in a 1/4 of the Streusel topping and spread in pan. Cover with Cinnamon Streusel. If you like your topping moist rather than dry (like I do), spray Streusel topping evenly with PAM or other cooking spray before placing in the oven.

Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.


The Book Chick said...

This one looks deceptively complicated, but the recipe??? Simple as everything! Thanks for posting- I enjoy baking but can't handle anything too complicated. You can bet I'll be trying this one....

Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds amazing :)

Alyce said...

Looks yummy!

Robby said...

My mom makes the greatest coffee cake. :D

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

LOL That is so awesome - what a great post and reminds me of similar outbreaks I have had with chocolate chip banana bread fresh out of the oven.... and a fork. :D

Anonymous said...

I love Bisquick coffee cake. I always make double the topping.

Lisa said...

My sister-in-law makes this every thing she comes to town but somehow she always makes it come out so dry. I've been scared off by that but maybe I just need to try it myself.

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