Try this ’80s-style cherry swirl coffee cake recipe

cherry swirl coffee cake

Vintage cherry swirl coffee cake recipe

Somethin’ good is comin’ up when you get the Bisquick down. So why wait another day? Get the Bisquick off your shelf, and help yourself to somethin’ good, like this cherry swirl coffee cake.

Vintage 1986 Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake recipe

Bisquick cherry swirl coffee cake

Coffee cake recipe

Cherry swirl coffee cake recipe (1986)

Cherry swirl coffee cake recipe (1986)

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 4 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry, apricot or blueberry pie filling
  • Glaze (recipe below)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease bottom and sides of jelly roll pan (15x10x1-inch) or 2 square pans (9x9x2").
  3. Mix all coffee cake ingredients except pie filling and glaze; beat vigorously 30 seconds. Spread two-thirds of the batter (about 2-1/2 cups) in 15x10-inch pan or one-third of the batter (about 1-1/4 cups) in each square pan.
  4. Spread pie filling over batter (filling may not cover batter completely). Drop remaining batter by tablespoonfuls onto pie filling.
  5. Bake until light brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Drizzle glaze over coffee cake while warm. Serve warm or cool.

Glaze: Beat 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 to 2 tbsp. milk until smooth and of desired consistency.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 70mg Sodium: 861mg Carbohydrates: 57g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 20g Protein: 8g
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