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Gluten-free bisquick coffee cake next to a cup of coffee.

Gluten-Free "Bisquick" Coffee Cake

There's a hidden layer of streusel in this simple coffee cake. Feel free to add chopped nuts, about 1/3 cup, to the streusel if you'd like.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author GlutenFreeBaking.com


For the Streusel

  • 1/3 cup homemade Bisquick™ (1 1/2 ounces; 40 grams)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar (2 1/2 ounces; 70 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, cold, cut into 1-tablespoon pieces

For the Cake

  • 2 cups Homemade gluten-free Bisquick (8 1/2 ounces; 240 grams)
  • 2/3 cup milk or water (5 1/3 ounces; 150 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (3/4 ounce; 24 grams)
  • 1 large egg (about 1 3/4 ounce; 50 grams, out of shell)


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 9-inch round pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the streusel: In a small bowl, stir together homemade Bisquick, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add butter. Rub together until no large pieces of butter remain. Mixture will be crumbly. Set streusel aside.
  3. Prepare the cake: In a medium bowl, combine homemade Biquick, milk, granulated sugar, and egg. Whisk to combine. Spread half the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the streusel mix evenly over the top of the cake. Spread remaining batter into pan. Sprinkle remaining streusel over the top of the cake.
  4. Bake cake until golden brown. A cake tester inserted into the middle of the cake should come out clean, about 18 to 22 minutes. Allow cake to cool in pan.