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Chocolate and Cappuccino Coffee Cake

So… you say you’re a chocolate addict and a coffee lover?  Then, there is no reason why you won’t like this coffee cake… 

But, even better, you adore a little coconut thrown in the mix?  Splendid!  A bite of this will surely put you on cloud nine!

Chocolate and Cappuccino Coffee Cake is made with a kitchen staple, “Bisquick.”  You know ~ that bright yellow box with the delicious looking pancakes on the front, that’s filled with baking mix.  I can’t say that I use it often but, it’s good to know it’s around and handy for quickly stirring up a fresh home- baked goodie. 

This coffee cake from Betty Crocker is easy to make and is a great sweet treat for breakfast or as a snack later in the day!

Chocolate and Cappuccino Coffee Cake


1/3 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
2 cups Original Bisquick
2/3 cup milk or water
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee (dry) 


Heat oven to 400ºF.
Grease square pan, 8x8x2 inches.
Mix coconut, nuts, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
Beat remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and coffee in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
Pour into pan.
Stir together chocolate and coffee; spoon over batter.
Lightly swirl chocolate mixture through batter several times with knife for marbled design.
Sprinkle coconut mixture evenly over top.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
Serve warm.


Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips on Tuesday’s and good and easy recipes every Friday!


  1. Love cake with my coffee-Not too mention, I just love cake by itself. It has been years since I thought about Bisquick. I used to use it often. Thanks for the reminder that it is still a great option.

    Your chocolate coffee cake rocks.


  2. Delicious--but I'd still need a cup of coffee to go with it!!


  3. I am in a coffee cake kick recently! I love the flavor combo in this one - bookmarked:) Thank you for sharing, Pam! Hugs!

  4. Velva, I know just what you mean. Cake rules, esp. with a good cup of coffee! Not sure why I don't use Bisquick very often since it's right there, up in the cabinet. Thanks!

    Loveforfood, thanks! I think so too!

    Bonnie, tee hee! The more coffee the better!

    Anna, I love your cranberry coffee cake and want to make it! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs to you...

  5. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I was very happy for you to come see my blog! I loved your recipes and also wait for your next recipe :) thank you for your sympathy! You are a sweetheart :) thank you thank you! tenderly kisses and see you soon

  6. Fabulosa , un sabor exquisito.


  7. I'm sitting here with a cup of coffee wishing I had a piece of your yummy looking cake!
    This looks so good.

  8. Now if only I could get Bisquick...... It looks delicious. Diane

  9. nice recipe Pam and I love your header is georgeous!!

  10. This must be really tasty especially with my cup of green tea.

  11. This would be a great recipe to have on hand for unexpected company.


  12. Although we may not use Bisquick today as much as we did 20 years ago, it still holds a special place in my heart. This sounds delicious!

  13. Ciao Pam,
    what a lovely cake, I could have it for breakfast with my caffellatte! (In Italy we eat cake for breakfast, if we can :-)).

    Ciao and happy weekend


  14. I was just thinking that I wish I had a box of Bisquick on hand :) I believe I will dive right into cloud nine after a bite of these beauties!

  15. Oh, I wish I had a piece of that delicious cake! I shouldn't look at your blog late at night, because you always make me hungry!

  16. Hi Pam,
    Fantastic combination of flavours and the texture looks so moist.

  17. I tried to leave a comment earlier and it wouldn't go through.. hope they don't all show up now!!
    The cake sounds wonderful. I do love chocolate and coffee together... they are a match made in heaven!

  18. Pam, Simple but beautiful! Satisfies my wife's love for chocolate and coconut as well as my sweet tooth...especially for breakfast sweets! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  19. Hi Pam, this cake looks absolutely delicious!I love coffee cake, and the combo of chocolate and coffee sounds so heavenly!!! Will definitely try it soon! thanks for sharing! Carmen

  20. Lovely!!
    Congratulations and thank´s for sharing with us so fantastic cake!

    João Silva

  21. Oh girl, how could this be any better, Chocolate and coffee...Woohoo!!!

    I'm excited...can ya tell. Saturdays I splurge on breakfast! (that means I don't eat oatmeal) Heeehehehe!!!

    Have an awesomely blessed weekend sweetie!!! :o)

  22. This sounds scrumptious! I just pinned the prettiest picture you pinned and I was so glad to be able to come to meet you via your blog button : ) Nice to meet you. I love your smile.

  23. This sounds so yummy!
    Good for a Spring brunch or an Easter brunsh.


  24. Your cake looks good! I love flaked coconuts in baked goods, they impart a delicious aroma and chewy yumminess! So I would definitely eat more than a piece of your lovely cake!

  25. My three favorite "c's" - chocolate, cappuccino, and coconut - all in one! What a great cake.

  26. Amoridoce by coradinha, thanks! You are a sweetie!

    jose manuel, gracias! Es bien!

    Lynda, I wish you did too!

    Diane, it was surely like a staple here at one time.

    Gloria, thanks! Yours too!

    Rita, I have to try a cup of green tea. Sounds good!

    Glenda, it would be good for that, easy to make at the last minute.

    SavoringTime in the Kitchen, you're right! Thanks for the visit!

    Alessandra, now I know why I love Italians! What a breakfast!
    Ciao and a great weekend to you!

    Lyndsey, you would love it, I bet! Have a fun weekend!!!

    Linda, it would be a yummy treat for then.

    Lia, yes. It's moist and filled with flavor. A goodie!

    Jenn, you said it perfectly, heavenly!

    Dave, well then it will work all the way around at your house! Bet you'd both love it.

    Carmen, thanks! I'm happy you like it---it's a great blend of goodies.

    João, thank you! I like about anything with coconut!

    Nezzy, thanks! Yup, cereal through the week and a yummy on the weekend works for me too!

    Kaishon, thanks so much! It's great to "meet" you and I'm glad you took the time to stop by!

    Melinda, yes! I'm thinking about doing that!

    Joyce, great, I agree! Coconut has the best and texture in the world to me---love it.

    Joanne, you're very perceptive as well as a great cook!

  27. Just the title alone stopped me dead in my tracks! WOW looks great!

  28. So moist and wonderful, Pam! And it's nice to use a shortcut now and then...especially with such delicious results :) Glad you popped by my blog reminded me to make a long overdue visit. Thanks!

  29. All of my favorite ingredients Pam. I think you should call this "Cloud 9 cake."

  30. Claudia, yes, I agree; esp, since coconut is in it.

    Lizzy, the same here. So many blogs and so little time. tee hee!

    Sam, great name for it! You are so very creative!

  31. What a wonderful cake. The only thing it's missing is peanut butter :-). I've bookmarked this to try when my grandsons visit this Easter. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  32. Pam, this looks fantastic! I'm imagining having a slice right now with a cup of coffee! LOL!!! No calories that way! LOL!!! This would be wonderful for Easter morning!

    Have a great week!


  33. I do have a box of bisquick...The cake sounds great. I like everything it has in it.

  34. Boy would this be the perfect start to my day. I'm dreaming about a piece right now. This sounds delicious!

    Hi Pam,

    I've been taking a little time off to recover from complications I had after having my son now that I've had a diagnosis and been put on meds. I've also been catching up with my Barrett (who turned 9 months and got his first tooth the same day, this past Monday) and husband. I'm much improved and back to my cooking, baking and gardening.

    It may take me a while to view all the posts' I've missed, but I plan to.

    I wanted to say thank you for thinking of me and Barrett. Hope to see you around soon. <3

    I hope you are well. I know your grandbaby was born not so long before Barrett? Has a first birthday already passed?


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