Chocolate Coffee Cake - Fast and Easy

Need a great coffee cake for your breakfast or brunch party?

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Portions/Servings This recipe will feed 12 people.
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Coffee Cake:

3 cups Bisquick Mix
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

1st Topping:

1/3 cup Bisquick Mix
1/2 cup brown sugar<
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon cocoa

2nd Topping:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 375° Spray the inside of a 9” x 13” pan with vegetable release.

Combine the coffee cake ingredients, except the chips. Get everything smooth and well blended.

In another bowl, toss the chocolate chips with some flour, so that the flour coats the chips. Carefully fold the floured chips into the batter. Don’t overstir.

Pour into the greased pan.

In another bowl, use your electric mixer to combine the first topping. Don’t over mix - it should be crumbly. Sprinkle it on top of the coffee cake batter, and bake for 20-24 minutes, looking for a nice crown in the middle which feels firm to your touch.

In a small bowl whip up the 2nd topping. After the cake is out of the oven and cooled (several hours,) drizzle the sugar icing on top.

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