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!

How to Make Sausage Breakfast 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 pan 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 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.

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.

Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe

Sausage Breakfast Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Sausage Breakfast Cake Recipe - Light, fluffy and yet warm and cheesy. All the flavors of a savory breakfast in one easy cake!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, cake, sausage, savory
Servings: 9
Calories: 348 kcal
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 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8 by 8-inch baking dish.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts will depend on what type of ingredients you use. This is just an estimate. We do our best to give you nutritional information as correct as possible. Please feel free to calculate for yourself.

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