Delicious Pineapple Coffee Cake Recipe for a Perfect Morning

Are you tired of eating the same boring coffee cake every morning? Look no further! I have the perfect recipe for a Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake that will take your taste buds on a wild ride. This recipe is a delightful twist on the classic coffee cake with added chunks of juicy pineapple and crunchy walnuts. The aroma and flavor of the pineapple mixed with cinnamon and brown sugar will awaken your senses and make you want to savor every bite.

This Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake is incredibly easy to make, taking only a few minutes to prepare the batter. You can even make it ahead of time and store it for later use. It’s perfect for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack to enjoy with your favorite cup of joe. Trust me; this recipe is a game-changer for coffee lovers everywhere.

So grab your apron, put on some music, and let’s get baking! With this Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake recipe, you’ll never want to go back to plain coffee cake again.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake
Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake

Have you been looking for a versatile and scrumptious breakfast or dessert option? Look no further than this Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake recipe! Trust me, you’ll love it.

First and foremost, the cake is moist and fluffy, with a delightful layer of pineapples running through the center. With a generous sprinkle of cinnamon walnuts on top, every bite is sure to be mouth-watering. But why stop there? Want to add a twist? Pair this cake with freshly brewed coffee or tea for an unforgettable breakfast or afternoon treat.

Additionally, what sets this recipe apart from others is how quick and easy it is to whip up. Why spend hours sifting flours, measuring ingredients, and waiting for dough to rise when you can create such a delectable dish in little time? All you have to do is mix together the Bisquick ingredients, add the chunk pineapple together with its juice, sprinkle some cinnamon walnuts on top before baking them into golden brown deliciousness.

Moreover, this cake can be easily customized to match your preferences. Prefer pecans over walnuts? Use those instead! Want more pineapple chunks in your cake? Go ahead and add more. The possibilities are endless, making this recipe perfect for brunches, potlucks or even last-minute dinner parties.

In conclusion, trust me when I say that this Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake will be your new go-to for early morning breakfast or late-night indulgences. You won’t be disappointed – give it a try!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven in a coffee cake
A slice of heaven in a coffee cake

Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients you’ll need to make this Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake recipe:

  • Bisquick mix: 2 ⅔ cups of Bisquick baking mix.
  • Granulated sugar: 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.
  • Brown sugar and cinnamon mixture: 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Egg: 1 large egg.
  • Butter: 1/2 cup of butter, softened at room temperature.
  • Pineapple chunks: One can (20 ounces) of chunk pineapple, drained. Keep the juice for later use if needed.
  • Walnuts: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts.
  • Reserved pineapple juice and brown sugar mixture: Combine the reserved pineapple juice and brown sugar mixture from step 2 to obtain: 3/4 cup packed brown sugar + reserved pineapple juice + water (if necessary to make up 3/4 cup).

Note: Double-check that you have all the ingredients before starting with the recipe, as some substitutes and variations may have different ingredient requirements.

The Recipe How-To

 Pineapple upside down cake meets coffee cake
Pineapple upside down cake meets coffee cake

Now, let’s get down to business and start baking this delectable pineapple coffee cake. Follow the steps below, and you’ll have a warm and moist treat in no time.

Step 1: Prep Your Ingredients

Gather all your ingredients from the list above, including Bisquick mix, chunk pineapple drained, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, walnuts or pecans, egg, and granulated sugar.

Step 2: Prepare the Cake Mixture

In a mixing bowl, combine Bisquick mix, egg, granulated sugar, pineapple juice (from draining the pineapple), and mix well until all ingredients are combined. Fold in drained pineapple chunks.

Step 3: Prepare Brown Sugar Cinnamon Mix

In a separate bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside for layering.

Step 4: Layer Your Pan

Take a 9×9 inch baking pan and butter it. Then pour in half of the mixture you have made in Step 2 into the bottom of the pan using a spatula to spread it out. Sprinkle on top of it ¾ of the brown sugar-cinnamon mix that you have prepared in Step 3. Add in the remaining batter by spoonfuls on top of the layer of brown sugar-cinnamon mix.

Step 5: Add Toppings

Pat dry with paper towels any excess juice of pineapple slices you have on hand. Cut the pineapple rings into halves and arrange them as toppings over the surface of cake mixture that sitting atop your first layer. Make sure to leave spaces between each piece where streusel will be sprinkled later on.

Step 6: Add Brown Sugar Cinnamon Mix Again

Sprinkle again with remaining portions of your prepared brown sugar-cinnamon mix —including chopped walnuts or pecans— over your cake and fruit toppings.

Step 7: Bake

Bake the pineapple coffee cake for 35 minutes or when filling is set.

Step 8: Cool and Enjoy

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool before serving. The cake is perfect on its own, but you can add a dollop of whipped cream on top if you desire extra richness.

Now that you’ve mastered this recipe, experiment with toppings or sprinkle different ingredients variations. You can’t go wrong with brown sugar-cinnamon streusel!

Substitutions and Variations

 Sweet and tangy flavors collide
Sweet and tangy flavors collide

Although this Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake Recipe is already perfect as it is, feel free to experiment with some substitutions and variations to add some extra flavor to your coffee cake.

Instead of walnuts, you may replace them with your choice of nuts such as chopped pecans, almonds, or hazelnuts. You can also leave out the nuts entirely if you prefer.

For a more tropical flair, try adding coconut flakes into the cake ingredients or sprinkle them on top after baking.

If you don’t have any Bisquick mix on hand, you can make it yourself by using 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup vegetable shortening. Mix together until it forms a crumbly mixture that is similar in texture to Bisquick baking mix.

To make this delicious coffee cake without egg, use a vegan substitute such as applesauce or mashed bananas. You can also use soy milk instead of regular milk for a dairy-free option.

If you want to turn this recipe into a pineapple upside-down cake, use canned pineapple rings instead of chunks and place them at the bottom of the pan with a slice of butter and brown sugar on each one before pouring in the batter.

These substitutions and variations will give you an entirely new experience with the classic Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake.

Serving and Pairing

 A tropical twist on a classic coffee cake
A tropical twist on a classic coffee cake

As a barista, I’m well aware of the importance of food and coffee pairing, and this Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake Recipe goes perfectly with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. But don’t just grab any old coffee, pick something special that matches the intensity of the cake, like an espresso or bold roast.

This cake is perfect for your morning breakfast or a midday snack paired with a hot cup of joe or even an iced latte. Its sweetness pairs well with the bitterness of coffee or espresso.

Serving-wise, slice a warm piece of the cake and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top for an appetizing yet decedent effect. Or you could also serve individual pieces with whipped cream and fresh pineapple chunks on top for your family or guests.

Take it up a notch by adding fresh sweetened cream to your cup of coffee while savoring the taste of this delicious bisquick pineapple coffee cake recipe. It’s bound to leave you wanting more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Bisquick just got a whole lot more interesting
Bisquick just got a whole lot more interesting

Are you worried that you won’t be able to enjoy your delicious Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake for long after you’ve prepared it? Fear not! This recipe lends itself beautifully to make-ahead and storing options.

Firstly, if you want to make this cake ahead of time, mix the dry ingredients (minus the brown sugar and cinnamon topping) together in a plastic container or Ziploc bag. Then, mix the wet ingredients in another container or bag. When you’re ready to assemble and bake, simply pour the wet ingredients into the dry mix and give everything a good stir. Proceed with baking according to instructions.

In terms of storing, as every coffee cake lover knows, it can be tricky to keep cakes moist for more than a day or two. However, there are a few tricks you can use to extend the shelf life of this Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake. Firstly, make sure your cake has cooled down completely before wrapping it tightly in cling wrap or aluminum foil. You can then refrigerate this wrapped cake for up to 5 days. If you know you won’t be able to consume it within that time frame, freeze it for later use. When you’re ready to eat, allow the cake to thaw overnight in the refrigerator or on the counter at room temperature for at least 4 hours.

Finally, reheating this beauty is a breeze! You can easily warm up individual slices in the microwave for about 15 seconds each without any loss of texture or flavor. Alternatively, place larger portions in a preheated oven set at 350°F (180°C) for about 10 minutes.

Making delicious coffee cakes like this Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake is all about practicality and convenience without sacrificing taste – happy baking and enjoying!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Your taste buds will thank you
Your taste buds will thank you

As a barista, I have learned some tips and tricks to make the perfect Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake Recipe. Here are some tips that will help you get it just right.

1. Use fresh ingredients

Fresh ingredients make all the difference in the world when it comes to baking. Check the expiration date of your Bisquick mix and make sure that your eggs and butter are fresh.

2. Drain pineapple chunks thoroughly

Drain pineapple chunks thoroughly of their juice before adding them to the cake mixture. Excess juice can lead to a mushy texture and can also cause the cake to become too sweet.

3. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar in proportion

Mix cinnamon and brown sugar in proportion to achieve a balance between sweetness and spice. Too much cinnamon can overpower the flavor of pineapple, while too much sugar can make it excessively sweet.

4. Use chopped walnuts

Add chopped walnuts to the cake mixture for texture and crunchiness. Alternatively, you may also use pecans or almonds for variety.

5. Allow cake to cool before slicing

Allowing the cake to cool completely before cutting enables it to firm up and prevents it from falling apart when sliced.

6. Dust with powdered sugar

Dust the top of your Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake with powdered sugar right before serving it as this gives an elegant finish to any dessert.

7. Serve warm with ice cream

Serve warm by putting each slice in a microwave for 10 seconds or in an oven preheated at 350°F for five minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream on top.

By following these tips, you’ll get a perfect Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake that is bound to impress all your guests!

Bottom Line

After reading through this recipe for Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake, I am confident that you will be as convinced as I am that this is the ultimate coffee cake recipe. The combination of the Bisquick mix with the sweetness of the pineapple creates a unique flavor and texture that is sure to satisfy your cravings.

This cake is perfect for any occasion, from a weekend brunch with friends to an afternoon tea party. It also offers plenty of versatility with its many substitutions and variations. Whether you prefer walnuts or pecans, cinnamon or no cinnamon, this recipe can be tailored to suit your preferences.

Let’s not forget how convenient this recipe is – it requires minimal prep time and delivers delicious results every time. Simply combine the ingredients, bake in the oven, and voila! You have a homemade masterpiece that looks and tastes like it came straight from a bakery.

So go ahead and try out this recipe today. I guarantee that your taste buds will thank you for it. Enjoy this sweet treat with a piping hot cup of coffee or tea for the ultimate indulgence. With Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake, you’ll never go back to store-bought coffee cakes again!

Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake

Bisquick Pineapple Coffee Cake Recipe

Another recipe from my aunt's cookbook. This recipe was submitted by Myrtle Hickman. Aunt Anna loved pineapple cake and pineapple homemade ice cream. This is quick and oh, so tasty! I love the memories that come with this recipe. It is a nice treat to whip up when you have company and need something quick.
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Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 517.6 kcal


  • 1 (20 ounce) can chunk pineapple
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Drain pineapple, reserving 2/3 cup syrup.
  • Pat pineapple chunks dry.
  • Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, walnuts and butter.
  • Beat reserved juice with the egg, Bisquick and white sugar for 30 seconds.
  • Spread Bisquick mixture in a greased and floured 9-inch round baking pan.
  • Top with half of the walnut mixture, next all the pineapple, and then remaining walnut mixture.
  • Bake at preheated 400 degrees oven for 25 minutes or until done.
  • Cool and serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 145gCalories: 517.6kcalCarbohydrates: 77.9gProtein: 6.5gFat: 21.5gSaturated Fat: 7.4gCholesterol: 52.2mgSodium: 520.2mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 53.1g
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