Basic Coffee Cake
is an easy and simple recipe to make for breakfast and the kids can help.
From all that he tells me about his cooking class I sense the recipes are easy and have been foolproof. So I’m confident this cooking project will be a success. Today
we Chris made a Bisquick Coffee Cake using the recipe he brought home from his class.
I was the trusty assistant and did the clean up. This teamwork cut the mess and clean up time to a whopping 20 minutes. It is so worth the quick 20 minutes to have fun and enjoy spending time together.
If they are not strong enough to do the mixing they can help with the measuring. Measuring is the one thing that they love doing – it’s messy at times and I think that’s what they really enjoy!
This recipe is a ‘giver’ – it gives the kids a great sense of accomplishment when they see their cake come out of the oven. Everyone enjoys the cake with a glass of milk or cup of coffee.
Clean up is a breeze. The bonus with the kids doing the prep is that you can clean up after each step.
When all is said and done everyone gets to sit down together to enjoy the basic coffee cake. It’s fun to discuss the details of measuring and mess making. Lots of laughs all the while making memories for a lifetime. A “Win Win” All Around!
Here is the step by step very easy recipe:
Bisquick Coffee Cake
Easy Coffee Cake recipe that you can make with the kids. The recipe I used is the the Home Ec version that my grandson used in his life skills class.
- 2 Cups Bisquick (or make your own)
- 2/3 cup milk (low fat is o.k.)
- 2 tbls sugar (I use monk fruit)
- 1 egg
- Streusel Topping:
- 1/3 cup Bisquick
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbls. chilled butter
A simple process to making this coffee cake, add Bisquick to bowl along with the remainder of the cake ingredients stirring until well blended.
Pour into an 8 inch round pan or an 8 x 8 square pan and spread evenly, set aside while you mix together the streusel topping.
Mix together the ingredients for the streusel, and then spread evenly over the batter. Then pop into the oven to bake.
Pull up a chair, pour a glass of milk for the kids and together enjoy a piece of cake!
Most often I make my own ‘bisquick’ mix. This is a recipe to keep handy when there is no time for a supermarket run. When my children were not yet in school, I learned quickly to be ‘prepared’.
Homemade ‘bisquick’ mix can be used to make pancakes and the ever popular coffee cake. Be sure to eliminate the herbs for a coffee cake. You can also make savory biscuits or dumplings – this is where you would add the herbs.
This recipe is a keeper.