Bread & Baking Recipes

A Very Traditional Cake

A Very Traditional Cake

In 1930,  the idea of premixed baking ingredients was revolutionary. It changed the way women baked. It meant that even if you didn’t have flour, butter or milk in the house, as long as you had Bisquick, you could whip up a delicious coffee cake, pancakes, biscuits or waffles. In today’s world, women are busier than ever. Isn’t it wonderful to be able to make a delicious coffee cake quickly and easily on a moment’s notice.

This is a very traditional Bisquick coffee cake

*The spice topping

1/3 cup Bisquick

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons firm butter

*The cake

2 cups Bisquick

2/3 cup milk can be low fat but don’t use no-fat

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 egg

Preheat over to 370 degrees. Butter a 9″ round cake pan (I prefer stone). Mix the topping ingredients together until crumbly and put to the side.

Mix the cake ingredients in a large bowl until well blended. Pour into the buttered pan and spread the topping over the cake.

Bake until golden brown, depending on the oven from 18 to 22 minutes.

To take it up a notch add 1/2 cup blueberries and/or raspberries to the batter. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and it will impress even your mother-in-law.

*Cappuccino-Chocolate Coffee Cake

This basic idea for this cake was from the Betty Crocker/Bisquick website but I have adapted it to my own tastes.

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon butter, melted

2 cups Bisquick

2/3 cups buttermilk

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

2 tablespoons butter melted

2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

1 egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Butter an 8 by 8 square cake pan (I like stone) Mix first three ingredients in a small bowl and put aside.

Mix everything but the chocolate chunks and coffee with an electric mixer until it is well blended, at least 3 or 4 minutes. Pour into the pan. Mix coffee and chocolate chips and drop onto the batter and swirl with a knife. Cover with the topping. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until it is golden in color. Stick a tester into the center, if it comes out clean, it’s done.

Allow it to cool and slice it like a pie. Serve with a cup of coffee and enjoy. If you want to make it extra special try serving it with whipped cream or ice cream for a perfect dessert.

For over 75 years Bisquick has been making our lives easier and tastier. These recipes are just a few of the ways you can use this convenience to produce wonderful and innovative baked goods.