Welcome to the irresistible simplicity of Bisquick coffee cake with a golden crust, warm cinnamon, tangy sour cream, and tender crumb unite!
There’s something about a slice of Bisquick sour cream coffee cake that just feels like home. It’s an easy treat to whip up, making it a family favorite for all kinds of gatherings.
Whether it’s a casual weekend breakfast or when you’re expecting company, this simple cake never fails to impress. Coffee cake from Bisquick is one of those easy, go-to treats that everyone seems to love.
It’s not just a dessert, it’s a loaf of comfort that pairs perfectly with your morning coffee or as a sweet note to end your day.
Ingredients and Substitutions
For best results, use the original ingredients to keep the taste and texture of this moist streusel cake with crumb topping the same.
- Original Bisquick mix
- Brown Sugar: Adds additional moisture and caramelized flavor to the crumb topping
- Ground cinnamon
- Cold Butter
- Sugar: Use granulated sugar
- Sour cream: Greek yogurt or plain regular yogurt can be used in a 1:1 ratio for similar tanginess and texture
- Milk: Use whole milk for baking, but you can replace it with 2% milk in a pinch
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar: for the glaze mixture on top
- Heavy cream: you can substitute this with milk if you don’t have any on hand
How to Make Bisquick Coffee Cake
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9×13” baking pan and set it aside.
STEP TWO: Prepare the topping by mixing together the Bisquick, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then cut in the butter; set in the fridge until needed.
STEP THREE: In a large bowl whisk together the Bisquick, sugar, egg, sour cream, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Batter will be sticky.
STEP FOUR: Spread about ½ the batter into the prepared pan, it will be a thin layer.
STEP FIVE: Add about half the cinnamon topping, then add the remaining batter in small dollops on top. Carefully smooth the remaining batter over the cinnamon filling. Top with remaining crumble mixture.
STEP SIX: Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
STEP SEVEN: Add the cream to the powdered sugar, and mix until smooth, then drizzle over the cooled cake
STEP EIGHT: Allow the glaze to set for 15 minutes before serving the cake.
Tips for the Best Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
- Choosing your baking dish: You can choose what size baking dish to use based on what the Bisquick sour cream coffee cake is for. I prefer to use a 9×13 size dish for this coffee cake recipe, but you can divide it between two smaller pans if you prefer.
- Use a Serrated Knife: For slicing, a serrated knife will cut through the crumbly streusel topping without dragging it through the cake.
- Accurate Measuring of Bisquick: Gently spoon the original Bisquick mix into your measuring cup without packing it down. Once it’s full, level off the excess with the flat edge of a knife for the perfect measure.
More Cinnamon Breakfast Recipes
- Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
- Air Fryer Apple Fritters
- French Toast Casserole with Brioche
- Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
- Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Filling
Variations to Coffee Cake from Bisquick
- Nutty Texture: Mix chopped pecans into the streusel cake topping for a crunchy twist on the old-fashioned sour cream coffee cake.
- Burst of Blueberries: Fold fresh blueberries into the cake batter for a fruity note and a burst of color.
- Coffee Cake with Fruit: Incorporate diced apples or pears into the streusel coffee cake batter for a fresh fruit variation.
How Can I Store Leftover Coffee Cake?
To store leftover coffee cake, let it cool completely, then place it in an airtight container.
Stored at room temperature, the coffee cake will last for about 1-2 days. For longer storage, refrigerate it for up to a week.
How to Make Bisquick Coffee Cake More Moist
First, ensure the ratio of wet ingredients — like sour cream, butter, and eggs — to dry ingredients is correct.
Measuring dry ingredients carefully using the spoon-and-level method also ensures a moist coffee cake.
Why Do People Like Coffee Cake?
People enjoy coffee cake for its tender, moist crumb, sweet cinnamon-infused flavor, and delightful streusel topping.
It’s a comforting, versatile treat perfect for breakfast, a coffee break, or dessert.
What Does Sour Cream Do to Coffee Cake?
Sour cream adds acidity and moisture to coffee cake — or any cake!
Making Bisquick coffee cake with sour cream guarantees a finer, more tender crumb and richer flavor compared to recipes without it.
What to Serve with Coffee Cake for Breakfast
More Breakfast Recipes
- Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
- 5-Ingredient Hash Brown Casserole
- Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups Bisquick (Original)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 3 cups Bisquick
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream (or milk)
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9x13” baking pan and set aside.
- Prepare the topping by mixing together the bisquick, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then cut in the butter; set in the fridge until needed.
- In a large bowl whisk together the bisquick, sugar, egg, sour cream, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Batter will be sticky.
- Spread about ½ the batter into the prepared pan, it will be a thin layer.
- Add about half the cinnamon topping, then add the remaining batter in small dollops on top. Carefully smooth the remaining batter over the cinnamon filling. Top with remaining crumble mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Add the cream to the powdered sugar, and mix until smooth, then drizzle over the cooled cake
- Allow the glaze to set for 15 minutes before serving the cake.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.