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Bisquick Coffee Cake with Fruit Cocktail

-----Original Message----- 
From: Lynne
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 8:26 PM
Subject: Bisquick box recipe


I'm looking for a recipe that was on the Bisquick box a long time ago (40+ 
years).  One took for granted that such things were permanent because, every 
box you bought, there it was.  Then, one day, it wasn't.  I didn't pursue it 
at the time, which I should have.  I times past one could call a company and 
get a live person who would actually try to answer a request.  In today's 
world you email and get an automated reply.  I did email the company, and 
got no results.  This recipe is from way before automation so not in their 
database, I'm sure.

The recipe was for a coffee cake made with fruit cocktail.  It was one of 
the "on-the-box" recipes for Bisquick. It was a family favorite when I was 
growing up.  When I wanted to make it again long after leaving home, the 
recipe was long gone from the box.



Hello Lynne,

I spent a lot of time searching for this, but I had no success. I could not find any mention at all that there was ever a coffee cake recipe with fruit cocktail on the Bisquick box. I found a couple of coffee cake recipes that were from the Bisquick box, but neither of them called for fruit cocktail. The most often mentioned one was this one, with a streusel topping: Bon Appetit That recipe is one that was on the Bisquick box for decades until they removed it.

The second most often mentioned box recipe was this one, with apples and nuts, but no fruit cocktail: Recipe Link

I did find the recipe below on a blog at: Cookpad, but this blogger didn't get it off the Bisquick box, she just made it up out of what she had in her kitchen.

I'll post this in case one of my readers might be familiar with what you describe.


Allspice fruit cocktail cake

2 1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cans fruit cocktail
4 pinches allspice
4 pinches pumpkin spice
6 pinches cinnamon
2 1/2 cup Bisquick, or pancake mix
2 1/2 dash vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter

Preheat your over to 350°F.
Pour both cans of fruit cocktail In a bowl and sugar, cinnamon, all spice, 
and pumpkin spice, vanilla extract to it and set aside.
Mix Bisquick or pancake mix with water to a loose consistency
Add fruit cocktail mixture on top of the Bisquick mixture
Slice up the stick of butter into ten slices and place on top your cake
Don't forget to spray your pan
Bake for 20 min or until golden brown.
Mix up in a bowl. Powered sugar, butter a vanilla extract and pour over your 
cake while it's still warm
Let cool for 30 min and serve. 
From: "Kate" 
To: "Phaedrus" 
Subject: re: Bisquick Coffee Cake
Date: Thursday, January 04, 2018 11:28 AM

This might be the recipe Lynne was looking for:

2 c. Bisquick
2 c. sugar
2 c. milk
2 can peaches or fruit cocktail
3 tbsp. cinnamon
3 tbsp. butter

Mix Bisquick, sugar, milk and fruit together. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Dot
with butter. Bake at 350 degrees until brown.

I found it on


Britling's Cafeteria Chicken & Dressing

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jo Ann
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:41 PM
Subject: Old Britling's Cafeteria recipe for "Chicken & Dressing" or 
"Dressing" recipe. Jo Ann

Old Britling's Cafeteria recipe for "Chicken & Dressing" or "Dressing" 

Jo Ann

Hi Jo Ann,

Sorry, I searched hither and thither, but I had no success finding this. I'll post this for reader input.

I do have Morrison's Cafeteria's recipe for dressing.


School Sausage Pizza

From: Sarah 
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 8:30 AM
Subject: Foodie

Hello, me and a few friends have been craving our school cafeteria sausage pizza. We went to school in Texas, 
but i also remember the schools in New Mexico serving the same pizza. Can you believe someone actually misses 
school food??? Haha if you could help me this i would greatly appreciate it.  
Thank you

Hello Sarah,

School systems buy that kind of pizza frozen from Food Service vendors. There’s no recipe because it’s not made in the cafeteria.

There is probably more than one company who makes the pizza for Food Service, but “Tony’s” is the most common one. The picture that you sent with your e-mail is of a slice of “Tony’s Breakfast Sausage Pizza.”

You might be able to buy it from Schwan’s.


Nosh Cookbook

Schwan's Food Service

For another kind of school cafeteria pizza recipe, see: School Cafeteria Recipes


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