Bacon Butterscotch Coffee Cake

Original Bisquick mix teams up with bacon and butterscotch flavors for a coffee cake with rich and complex flavors.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Bake Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8


5 slices bacon, diced

2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2/3 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1 cup butterscotch chips


1/3 cup Original Bisquick™ mix

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes


1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray.
  • Cook bacon in skillet until browned and fat is rendered, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon with slotted spoon, and place on paper towel to drain.
  • In large bowl, mix 2 cups Bisquick mix, the granulated sugar and baking soda. Add buttermilk and egg, and mix until just combined. Fold in the butterscotch chips and cooked bacon.
  • To make Streusel, in small bowl, mix 1/3 cup Bisquick mix and the brown sugar. Cut in cubed butter until roughly the size of small peas.
  • Spread batter in cake pan. Sprinkle with streusel. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • To make Icing, mix powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk. Add additional milk if necessary. Drizzle over cooled coffee cake.

· For easier removal from pan after baking, bake coffee cake in springform pan with removable sides.

· For an even more decadent coffee cake, add 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips.

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