Try This Delicious Cheese Filled Coffee Cake Recipe Today

Welcome to my kitchen! As a passionate barista, I’m always on the lookout for clever ways to incorporate coffee and pastries into my daily routine. And today, I have an exciting recipe to share with you that combines two of my absolute favorites: coffee cake and cream cheese.

This recipe is not your ordinary coffee cake. It’s a homemade version of the popular Entenmann’s Cheese Filled Crumb Cake. The sweet crumbly texture and the rich cream cheese filling make it one of the most popular cakes in bakery shops across the country.

But why buy when you can make it at home? My recipe is straightforward and delicious, with no shortcuts or artificial flavors added. All you need are some basic ingredients that are probably already in your pantry, and you’re good to go.

So, whether you’re looking for a unique breakfast treat, an afternoon snack, or a dessert to share with friends and family, this Cheese Filled Coffee Cake Recipe is perfect for any occasion. So let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cheese Filled Coffee Cake
Cheese Filled Coffee Cake

Are you on the lookout for a delectable coffee cake recipe that’s worth getting up early for? Look no further, because this Cheese Filled Coffee Cake Recipe is sure to become your new breakfast favorite!

This recipe is an upgraded version of the famous Entenmann’s cheese-filled crumb cake. And if you’re a fan of the original, get ready to be blown away. Imagine biting into a perfectly moist cake filled with smooth and creamy cheese filling, topped with a cinnamon streusel topping that’s both crunchy and indulgent.

What makes this coffee cake stand out from traditional coffee cakes is the delicious cream cheese filling. The tangy cream cheese is softened and mixed with sugar and vanilla extract until it becomes velvety and smooth, making it the perfect contrast to the sweet crumb topping.

The recipe video demonstrates how easy it is to create this masterpiece right in your own kitchen. Just imagine waking up to the aroma of freshly baked cake, beckoning you to get out of bed and start your day on a high note.

This Cheese Filled Coffee Cake Recipe is perfect for any occasion – whether it’s a special breakfast birthday treat or just something sweet to nibble on while enjoying a good book.

If you’re hesitant to try anything new or creative, let me assure you that this recipe is perfect for both beginner bakers and seasoned pros. The instructions are easy to follow, so you can bake like a pro in no time!

So what are you waiting for? Give this Cheese Filled Coffee Cake Recipe a chance, and you’ll soon realize that it’s everything you’d hoped for in a coffee cake – soft, creamy, dreamy!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven, packed with cheese
A slice of heaven, packed with cheese

Ingredients for the Cheese Filling:

  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Ingredients for the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter

Optional Add-ins and Variations:

The recipe is versatile, and you can add in your favorite flavors to bolster the recipe’s taste. Here are a few ideas to start:

  • Blueberry: Mix half of a pint of fresh blueberries into the batter.
  • Pumpkin: Add one teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the dry ingredients.
  • Strawberry Cheesecake: Spread a layer of strawberry pie filling over the cheesecake before folding in the cake batter.
  • Crescent Rolls & Berry Pie Filling: Roll up crescent rolls with fruit pie filling spread on top, and sprinkle them over the cake batter.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert
Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert

Now, let’s get into the details of making this delicious cheese-filled coffee cake! Once you have all the ingredients assembled and at the ready, follow these steps to create a decadent dessert that is sure to impress.

Step 1: Preparing the Crumb Topping

In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of butter, softened. Add in 2 cups of all-purpose flour and a pinch of salt, mixing thoroughly until it forms a crumbly texture. Set aside while you prepare the remaining components.

Step 2: Making the Cream Cheese Filling

Start by beating two packages of softened cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar until smooth. Add in 1 egg and mix again until evenly combined. Finally, add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of lemon juice, continuing to beat until the mixture is fluffy and light.

Step 3: Assembling Your Coffee Cake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of white sugar, 1 tablespoon of dry yeast, and a pinch of salt. Mix together while slowly adding in 1 cup of warm water, continuing to mix until the dough forms.

Spread half of your dough on the bottom of your greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly with your fingers. Spread your cream cheese filling over the dough to create an even layer. Then sprinkle with half of your crumb topping mixture before spreading on the remaining dough on top of that layer. Finally, finish by sprinkling the rest of your crumb topping over the entire surface.

Step 4: Baking Your Coffee Cake

Place your pan in preheated oven and bake for approximately 45-50 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 5: Serving Your Coffee Cake

Allow your cheese-filled coffee cake to cool for at least ten minutes before slicing it into squares and serving. You can also garnish with additional cinnamon or powdered sugar for added flavor, and a dollop of whipped cream or fresh fruit on top.

Enjoy this delicious treat on its own, paired with a hot cup of coffee, or as a dessert after your favorite meal!

Substitutions and Variations

 Try this recipe for a delicious and indulgent treat
Try this recipe for a delicious and indulgent treat

Looking to switch up the flavors in your cheese-filled coffee cake? No problem! There are several substitutions and variations you can make to this recipe.

For a citrusy twist, try adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to your cream cheese filling. This will give your cake a bright and zesty flavor that pairs perfectly with your morning cup of coffee.

If you’re looking for a more decadent treat, replace the white sugar with brown sugar in the recipe. The molasses in the brown sugar will add a rich depth of flavor to your cake.

Want to incorporate fruits into your cheese-filled coffee cake? You can mix in some blueberries, strawberries, or even pumpkin puree into the cream cheese filling. These additions will give your cake an extra element of texture and flavor.

If you’re looking for an easy variation on this recipe, try making it into muffins instead of a full-sized cake. Simply scoop the batter into muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes for bite-sized treats.

Alternatively, you can transform this recipe into a cheese-filled crumb cake. All you need to do is add an additional layer of streusel topping between the cake batter and cream cheese filling. This addition will give your coffee cake a delightful crunchy contrast to the soft and smooth cream cheese filling.

The possibilities are endless with this recipe. Let your creativity run wild and experiment with different substitutions and variations until you find your perfect cheese-filled coffee cake concoction.

Serving and Pairing

 Just the right amount of sweetness and richness
Just the right amount of sweetness and richness

This cheese-filled coffee cake is delicious on its own, but it’s even better when paired with a warm cup of coffee or tea. The rich, creamy cheese filling adds a unique twist to the classic crumb coffee cake recipe. It’s the perfect treat for breakfast, brunch or any time of day.

When serving this delightful treat, I recommend pairing it with a medium roast coffee or a strong black tea like English Breakfast. These beverages will complement the sweet, buttery taste of the cake and accentuate the hints of cinnamon streusel in the filling.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing this cheese-filled coffee cake with a flavored latte such as vanilla or caramel. The sweet and savory contrast will tantalize your taste buds and make for an enjoyable experience.

Be sure to slice the cake into equal portions before serving. If you don’t have a knife available, dental floss also works great for cutting through soft cakes. This technique allows for clean cuts without crushing the delicate crumb layers within the cake.

Finally, top off each slice with some whipped cream or fresh fruit to add a pop of color and some extra sweetness. The possibilities are endless when it comes to pairing this cheese-filled coffee cake, so go ahead and experiment with your own favorite combination!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A warm and comforting treat for cooler days
A warm and comforting treat for cooler days

Do you want to share the deliciousness of this cheese-filled coffee cake with friends and family, but don’t have time to whip it up fresh on the day of the get-together? No problem! You can easily make this recipe ahead of time and store it for later.

To make ahead: Once you have assembled the cake batter and filled it with the cream cheese mixture, cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake, simply remove it from the fridge, let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes, then bake as directed in the recipe.

Storing: If you have leftover cake, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. The moist crumb will keep well, and you can simply reheat individual slices in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds each.

Reheating: To reheat the entire cake, place it on a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Heat in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes until heated through. Alternatively, you can microwave individual slices for about 10-15 seconds each.

Keep in mind that while this cake does store and reheat well, its best flavor is achieved when served fresh from the oven. But with these tips, you can have your cheese-filled coffee cake whenever your heart desires!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect balance of savory and sweet
The perfect balance of savory and sweet

When making a cheese-filled coffee cake, following the recipe instructions precisely can make all the difference in achieving perfect results. However, there are a few tips that can help take your coffee cake to the next level.

Firstly, ensure that your cream cheese is softened before making the filling. Softening the cream cheese will allow you to create a smooth and even filling without the lumps that can ruin the texture of your cake. Additionally, creaming together the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy will also help to eliminate any lumps.

When making the crumb topping for your coffee cake, be sure to use cold butter. The colder your butter, the better your crumb topping will hold its shape while baking. If you don’t have cold butter on hand, consider placing it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes before using it.

To keep your coffee cake moist, avoid overmixing your batter. Overmixing can lead to a tough and dry cake. Instead, mix just until all ingredients are combined and no streaks of flour remain. Another great tip for a moist coffee cake is adding a tablespoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to your milk before mixing your wet ingredients together.

Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations of this recipe. Try adding in some fresh blueberries or sliced apples for a fruity twist or swap out the streusel topping with a dollop of pie filling for a more indulgent treat. The possibilities are endless with this versatile recipe!

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a delectable cheese-filled coffee cake that’s sure to impress. Whether enjoying it for breakfast or dessert, this homemade Entenmann’s-style treat is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, there is no better way to impress your family and guests than with a homemade Entenmann’s Cheese Filled Coffee Cake. With its rich and creamy cheese filling and irresistible crumb topping, this cake is the perfect addition to any morning coffee or afternoon tea. Whether you decide to make it for a special occasion or just as a treat for your loved ones, this recipe is the perfect choice.

By following the simple steps and ingredient list in this article, you can easily create your own homemade version of this classic cake. And with the many variations and substitutions provided, you can customize it to suit your own preferences or dietary restrictions.

So why not try making this cheese-filled coffee cake today? With its delicious flavor and impressive presentation, it is sure to become a family favorite for years to come. And who knows, one day you might even be able to open your own coffee shop!

Cheese Filled Coffee Cake

Cheese Filled Coffee Cake Recipe

I found this recipe somewhere online a while ago. Until recently, I hadn't gotten around to trying it; however, my favorite neighborhood bakery went out of business so I found myself trying my hand at making coffee cakes made with yeast. I particularly like this one because you don't have to let the dough rise and it makes two coffee cakes. Just mix, divide dough in half, roll it out, spread with filling, fold and bake. Note: I cut the ingredients for the filling in half, spread it on the dough for both coffee cakes, and spooned Solo (brand) raspberry filling over it, making raspberry cream cheese coffee cake. I'm sure cherry, strawberry, or any other flavor would work too. Hope you enjoy the buttery taste as much as my family.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 2 coffee cakes
Calories 2302.7 kcal


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast (or 1 package)
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Mix yeast, water and sugar and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Mix together flour and salt and cut in butter.
  • Add egg to yeast mixture and add dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • Divide dough into 2 pieces and roll out (on floured surface) into 2 (8x10-inch) rectangles.
  • Mix filling ingredients together and spread down center of each rectangle. Fold long ends to cover filling, fold sides inches Flip over onto cookie sheet.
  • Bake immediately for 25 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Cool.
  • Sprinkle top with powdered sugar.

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Serving: 1203gCalories: 2302.7kcalCarbohydrates: 205.7gProtein: 35.6gFat: 152.1gSaturated Fat: 94.5gCholesterol: 538.2mgSodium: 1492.7mgFiber: 4.3gSugar: 103.1g
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