Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Easy Bisquick Velvet Crumb Cake

I wanted to share one of my Hubby's (Leigh's Dad's) favorite desserts Bisquick Velvet Crumb Cake . He used to make this when he was a child and it is still one of his favorites today.

Here is a picture of the cake - courtesy of the Betty Crocker Website - 

HeartSmart Bisquick, www.craftyincrosby.com

It is super easy to make and I frequently make it with just brown sugar and butter for the topping because I never seem to have nuts and coconut on hand when we are in the mood for it.

I've also made it with the HeartSmart Bisquick and it turned out just as good as using the classic Bisquick.

Heartsmart Bisquick, Bisquick Velvet Crumb Cake

Bisquick Velvet Crumb Cake


1 ½ cups Bisquick Mix 
½ cup granulated sugar 
½ cup milk or water 
2 tablespoons margarine/butter or shortening 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 egg

Coconut Topping

½ cup flaked coconut 
1/3 cup packed brown sugar 
¼ cup chopped nuts 
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 
2 tablespoons milk

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9-inch round cake pan or 9 or 8-inch square pan. In large bowl, beat Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup milk, shortening, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool slightly.
In small bowl, mix coconut, brown sugar, nuts, butter and 2 tablespoons milk. Spread topping over cake. Set oven control to broil. Broil about 3 inches from heat about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 8 servings

Like I said, I make it quite often using brown sugar and butter for the topping and I honestly think it is just as good as making it with coconut and nuts.

The Bisquick website also says that you can add a handful of chocolate or butterscotch chips to the topping, but again - unless I buy for a specific recipe, these never stay in the pantry long enough to make anything with them!

Hope you find time to make one of our family's favorite desserts!


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  1. This looks delicious! My favorite Bisquick recipe is the cinnamon streussel coffee cake! Thanks so much for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop! Hope to see you back next week and at the Pomp Party this week! Happy to be following! =)

    1. Thanks for hosting Jill. I'm really enjoying all the link parties and really appreciate all the great hosts that I'm meeting. Thanks for following us!

  2. This looks like a great coffee date recipe... I've never had Bisquick, I wonder if we get it in Canada. Thanks for linking up to our Blog Hop, hope to see you again next Tuesday - or link up to our linky party that goes live every Thursday :)

    1. Bisquick is pretty much a staple here for us. Great for pancakes, biscuits and all kinds of pastry recipes. Thanks for the invite!

  3. Wow this cake looks so good! Gotta love Bisquick!
    Thank you for linking up at the Creative Headquarters Blog Hop! Hope to see you there again next Tuesday! I'm a new GFC follower:)
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

    1. Barbara - thanks so much for following us and hosting the blog hop!

  4. Wow, I haven't had this in years (and years and years)! I will have to try this with gluten free bisquick and see if that works :-)

    1. Christine, I know it works great with the Heart Healthy Bisquick. My husband really likes it plain with just a bit of butter on it.


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