Sausage Breakfast Cake

Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe - Light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!

Sausage Breakfast Cake that’s light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!

I have been eyeing a popular pin for Southern Sausage Cake on Pinterest for a while now and decided to give it a try. Personally, we thought it was too dense and gummy. The flavors, however, were spot on.

So I played around a bit with the recipe to adjust it to our taste. And, voila!

Sausage Breakfast Cake

Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe - Light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!

The original recipe called for Bisquick. I’m not a fan and don’t keep it on hand. So, I needed to replace the Bisquick with all-purpose flour and leavening agents. It also called for sour cream and we are more mayonnaise people.

Grease an 8×8 baking dish and set aside. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Warm a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage while breaking into small pieces. Add the onion and bell pepper to the sausage and cook until the vegetables are soft and the sausage is no longer pink. Remove to a paper towel-lined bowl or plate and let drain and cool slightly.

In a medium-size bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder,  baking soda, dried sage, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add the milk and mayonnaise mix to combine.

In a large bowl mix the cooled sausage mixture with the pepper jack cheese, and parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Add the egg and stir to combine.

Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe - Light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!

Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and spread to cover the bottom.

Spread the sausage mixture evenly over the first layer of batter. Carefully spread the remaining batter over the sausage mixture.

It’s not necessary to make the batter completely cover the sausage. It will spread some while baking.

Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe - Light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!

Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until firm and golden brown.

Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe - Light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!

This breakfast cake is best served warm but it is fine at room temperature.

If you like a salty-sweet kind of breakfast, serve with warm maple syrup to drizzle over the top. But we prefer this sausage breakfast cake just as it is warm from the oven!

Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe - Light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!

If you need to make it ahead I suggest cooking the sausage, onions, and bell peppers the night before. The next morning mix the sausage with the cheeses and egg. Then mix the batter, layer, and bake.

Serve this savory breakfast cake warm and enjoy!

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Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe - Light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!
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Sausage Breakfast Cake

Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe – Light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, cake, sausage, savory
Servings: 9
Calories: 330kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan grated
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8 by 8-inch baking dish.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage while breaking into small pieces. Add the onion and bell pepper to the sausage and cook until the vegetables are soft and the sausage is no longer pink. Remove to a paper towel-lined bowl or plate and let drain and cool slightly.
  • In a medium-size bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, dried sage, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add the milk and mayonnaise stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl mix the cooled sausage mixture with the pepper jack cheese, and parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Add the egg and stir to combine.
  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and spread to cover the bottom. Spread the sausage mixture evenly over the first layer of batter. Carefully spread the remaining batter over the sausage mixture. It’s not necessary to make the batter completely cover the sausage. It will spread some while baking.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until firm and golden brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 9g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Sounds awesome!!

  2. Reply

    5 stars
    This is delicious. So savory and indulgent, I feel satisfied with just a small piece. I needed a recipe to get rid of a pound of sausage that I had and this sounded great. I was sort of skeptical since they wasn’t much batter to sausage but it worked out just fine. So tasty, I didn’t have any bell peppers so I used celery instead and this reminds me of stuffing! Good recipe, I will make again. And I’ll be trying more of your recipes! 😊

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Beth! We’re so happy you liked the breakfast cake. 🙂

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