Looking for a really easy cake recipe? This lemon coffee cake is just what you need. It’s a tried and true 1950s recipe and so delicious.
I love lemon-flavored desserts, especially in the spring and summer months. They are always so light and refreshing with tart sweetness.
I’ve been doing more baking these days with more time spent at home for the time being. It seemed like the perfect time for a new-to-me dessert.
This lemon coffee cake is adapted from Betty Crocker’s Bisquick Cook Book from 1956. This is a fun little pamphlet style cookbook that was likely given out for free as a way to encourage people to use Bisquick for more than just pancakes and biscuits.
I actually make my own version of the Bisquick baking mix. It can be used in place of Bisquick in any recipe and is really easy to make up. I like to keep it on hand for these fun quick recipes.
This coffee cake is one of my favorite Bisquick recipes so far. It’s simple to make, it is light and fluffy, and it’s delicious. I will be making this one a lot in the future.
If you have never baked a cake from scratch this is a great one to start with. The Bisquick takes out a few steps and makes it a bit more foolproof than many fully from-scratch cakes. The fact that it doesn’t require icing also makes it easier and quicker to make.
- 2 cups Bisquick (or homemade baking mix)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 1 tablespoon butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix all of the ingredients, other than the ones for the lemon topping.
- Pour batter into an 8-inch square pan.
- Mix all the lemon topping ingredients.
- Sprinkle the topping over the batter.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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Serving Size:1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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