Chocolate ‘n Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake

 The ingredients for ‘Chocolate ‘n Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake’ are probably already in your cupboard. Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare!

This recipe makes enough for breakfast or ‘tea time’, with a bit left-over for snacking …. any time of the day.  Coffee cake is not ‘just for breakfast anymore’! ++ YIELD –  approximately 12 pieces   Greased 9 x 9 pan    Oven at 350 F      Bake for 25 – 30 minutes


  • 1/3  to 1/2 cup chopped walnuts  ++ I like a LOT of nuts, so I added 1/2 cup.
  • 1 Tbs. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar   ++ Packed means the brown sugar is pressed down in the measuring cup – not lightly spooned in.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs. softened butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix  ++ I’ve included a recipe for making your own ‘baking mix’ at the end of this post.
  • 3/4 cup milk

small strainer - for coffee cake recipe++ I highly recommend putting a small amount of confectionery (icing) sugar in a strainer and then gently shaking it over the baked & cooled coffee cake. Not only will your coffee cake look nicer but the sugar adds a bit more sweetness. (‘Chocolate ‘n Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake’ isn’t overly sweet.)


Combine 1/3  to 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1 Tbs. cocoa powder and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar in a small bowl.  Set aside. In a medium bowl beat 1/2 cup sugar, 2 Tbs. softened butter and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add egg and beat until fully combined. Add 1 (of the 2 cups) of Bisquick to sugar/butter/egg mixture and beat to combine. Add 1/2 the milk and beat to combine, scraping bowl occasionally. Repeat with remaining 1 cup of Bisquick and and rest of the milk.

Spoon half the batter into a greased 9′ x 9′ baking pan.  Sprinkle on the walnut/cocoa powder/brown sugar mixture.  Spoon remaining batter on top. Using a knife, swirl the batter to make a marble pattern.

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Spoon remaining batter on top. Using a knife, swirl the batter to make a marble pattern.

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Bake at 350F for 25 – 30 minutes. Check for doneness at 25 minutes by inserting a sharp knife into the center of the coffee cake.  If the knife comes out clean, your coffee cake is fully cooked.

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Place baking pan on a wire rack to cool coffee cake a bit. ++ The coffee cake doesn’t have to be totally cool before you cut into it…. which is a BIG PLUS!!  (I am sooo bad – I ate three pieces in one go!  The coffee cake was warm, delicious and perfect with a glass of cold milk.)     ENJOY!!

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Yield 6 cups  /   Units US


• 6 cups all-purpose flour • 3 Tbs.baking powder • 2 Tbs. powdered sugar • 1 1/2 tsp. salt • 3⁄4 tsp. baking soda • • 9 Tbs. canola oil


Whisk together 6 cups all-purpose flour, 3 Tbs. baking powder,  2 Tbs. powdered (icing) sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. salt and 3⁄4 tsp. baking soda. Using an electric mixer set on low, slowly mix in canola oil until no lumps remain and mixture is a uniform texture – about a minute.  Store in an airtight container. ++ Recipe for preparing substitute for Bisquick Baking Mix courtesy of – –

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21 thoughts on “Chocolate ‘n Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake

    1. Oh yeah… I could do that,..easily. I remember, years ago, I would work my way through a ‘good amount’ of Entenmann’s coffee cake because I’d take a ‘sliver’ every time I’d walk by!!

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      1. You’ll love this!! When I posted my reply (above) I thought you had commented on my Pea Salad recipe… hence me thinking you might add different spices…. oops!!


    1. Hi Liz!! I’m at our home in the Pocono mountains and I’m drinking a lovely Mojito in the clubhouse while (whilst!) using the WiFi. You know what…. tastes have changed and I really feel this coffee cake needs the sprinkling of confectionery (icing) sugar because it’s not as sweet as what we’re used to ‘now-a-days’. Funny, I’ve been making this for years but now, it seems, it’s just not sweet enough. If you ever get a spare moment to make this – I’d love your opinion!!! ; o )


      1. That is what I call life, sipping Mojito somewhere in the Pocono Mts. Go gal…life is to short to waste it brooding. Where do I get bisquick baking mix?? do we really have it here? let me google and see. Have a great day!!!!

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        1. Hi Liz! Scroll down to the end of the post – I’ve included a recipe for making your own ‘baking mix’, which is what Bisquick is called – a ‘baking mix’. (I’m going to start making my own ‘baking mix’ so it’ll always be fresh!) ; o )


    1. Thanks Gerlinde. I sure do miss cooking.baking for a family – so now I share with my neighbors… who also love these types of cakes!! ; o )


  1. This sounds like a great recipe and it has so many uses. A quick family dessert, a great snack to take in to work for an office treat, brunch for company. And so easy with ingredients that, as you mentioned, most people already have on hand.

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    1. Thanks “A” – I think I’m going to enjoy a few pieces of this coffee cake right now with a cup of coffee. (It’s almost noon and I haven’t had breakfast yet..)


      1. I just made myself an Italian sausage 3 egg omelette, cut it in half and made a toasted omelette sandwich, slathered with ketchup, which I’m going to wash down with some orange juice. There are some juicy blackberries on the plate for some sweetness as well … I’m all about the savoury.


          1. I remember you had mentioned, not too long ago, how you hadn’t planted any herbs in a while. I’m glad you’re having such good luck – and thanks for posting ‘how to do it’!! ; o )


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