Delicious Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

My dear readers, I am pleased to present to you a recipe that will awaken your senses and delight your taste buds: Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake. This heavenly creation is not only delicious but also easy to make, with ingredients that are readily available in your local grocery store.

The aroma of coffee and cinnamon emanate from this cake as it bakes, filling your kitchen with the most mouth-watering scent. The crumbly streusel topping provides just enough crunch to balance the softness of the cake. And the cream filling inside takes this cake to another level of lusciousness.

This recipe is perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch, an afternoon tea party or even as a dessert after dinner. It is so versatile that it can be paired with different types of coffee, such as blueberry or cranberry, or even a cup of tea.

So why not impress your guests with this irresistible treat? Or indulge yourself by making it for your family on a special occasion. I assure you that this Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake will become a staple in your repertoire of dessert recipes.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake
Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake

When it comes to baking, there is one recipe that is a true classic: the coffee cake. But not all coffee cakes are created equal. That’s why I’m excited to share my Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe with you. Trust me when I say, this is a recipe you’re going to love!

One of the reasons you’ll love this recipe is because it’s incredibly easy to make. There are no complicated steps or hard-to-find ingredients involved. All you need are some basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, butter, and eggs, and of course, some sour cream and instant coffee to give the cake that extra bit of coffee flavor.

But what really sets this coffee cake apart is the addition of a decadent cream cheese filling. This filling adds an extra layer of richness and flavor to the already delicious cake. When you take a bite of this coffee cake, you’ll be met with a perfect balance of flavors and textures – from the moist coffee-infused cake to the creamy filling to the crunchy cinnamon streusel topping.

Plus, this Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe is endlessly customizable. You can swap out the pecans for walnuts or almonds if you prefer, or even add in some dried cranberries or blueberries for an extra pop of fruity flavor. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you could even try making individual mini cakes instead of one big one.

Trust me when I say that once you try this Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe, it will become a staple in your baking repertoire. So why wait? Head to your kitchen and start baking today!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven with every bite
A slice of heaven with every bite

Before diving into the recipe, let’s take a look at the ingredient list you will need. This coffee and cream coffee cake recipe is made of three main components: the cake batter, streusel topping, and cream filling.

For the Cake Batter:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (¾ stick), melted

For the Cream Filling:

  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

These ingredients can be easily found in your local supermarket. Make sure that you have everything needed before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge your sweet tooth with this delicious cake
Indulge your sweet tooth with this delicious cake

Here’s how to create this delicious and moist coffee and cream coffee cake that your family and friends will love:

Step 1: Make the strudel topping

Mix together 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, ¾ cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a pinch of kosher salt, and ½ cup of pecan pieces in a mixing bowl. Add melted 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup) and stir until well combined. Finally, add 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour and mix until it becomes crumbly. Set aside.

Step 2: Combine dry ingredients

In another mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, ¾ cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and a pinch of kosher salt. Mix until it is well combined.

Step 3: Create the batter

In a large mixing bowl, cream together with an electric mixer on medium speed, ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature) with 2 large eggs. Once they are well mixed, add in 3/4 cup sour cream and mix again. To this mixture, add in the dry ingredient mixture from Step 2 in small increments and alternate with additions of ¼ cup coffee, starting and ending with the dry ingredients mixture. After all the dry ingredients have been added, add in 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

Step 4: Assemble the cake

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper or grease it generously with butter or oil spray. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Now sprinkle half of our streusel topping on top evenly, then pour the rest of the batter over top of that streusel layer followed, by remaining streusel mixture.

Step 5: Bake the cake

Bake your coffee cake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to let it cool for 15-20 minutes.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

Cut the cream coffee cake into generous slices and serve to your guests. Enjoy with a warm cup of coffee or tea.

Now that you know how to make this delicious coffee and cream coffee cake, it’s time to try it out yourself!

Substitutions and Variations

 This coffee cake is the perfect companion for your coffee
This coffee cake is the perfect companion for your coffee

One of the best things about this coffee and cream coffee cake recipe is that it is highly customizable. Whether you are looking to make changes to suit your taste preferences, or if you have dietary restrictions, there are many different substitution options available.

For starters, if you’re not a fan of pecan pieces or want to switch things up, feel free to swap them out for walnuts. You can also try using other types of nuts or omit them altogether.

If you prefer a different flavor for your cake, consider adding fresh blueberries or cranberries instead of nuts. This will give your cake a fruity twist that’s perfect for summer. You can also add a layer of cream cheese or create a cinnamon streusel topping for added texture.

For those with dietary needs, there are substitutions available as well. If you’re looking to cut down on sugar, try using a sugar replacement such as stevia or honey, though keep in mind that this may change the flavor and texture of the cake. For gluten-free options, consider substituting all-purpose flour with almond flour. And for dairy-free alternatives, swap out sour cream with coconut yogurt.

Overall, experiment with different variations and find what works best for you. This coffee and cream coffee cake recipe is incredibly versatile and perfect for any occasion.

Serving and Pairing

 Our Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake is what dreams are made of
Our Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake is what dreams are made of

Once you’ve baked this delectable cream coffee cake, it’s time to delight in its deliciousness. The rich aroma of coffee and cinnamon will stimulate your senses before your first bite. The moist texture of the cake and its creamy filling will make each little morsel melt in your mouth, leaving a delightful aftertaste that lingers.

To compliment the elegant taste of this sour cream coffee cake, serve it alongside a freshly brewed cup of coffee. You can also consider adding a creamy dollop of whipped cream on top of each slice. Alternatively, you can serve a small bowl of fresh fruit on the side, such as blueberries or cranberries, which provides a refreshing contrast to the richness of the cake.

This cake is perfect for both small and large gatherings. It’s effortless to make and garners praise from any group it serves. Serve it up at brunch with friends, at a family gathering or any special occasion where dessert is needed.

Pair the coffee cream cake with a delicious beverage or dessert wine. A cold glass of milk complements it nicely, or try pairing it with a glass of red wine like Pinot Noir or Zinfandel to truly bring out the flavors.

With this splendid recipe in hand, have fun experimenting with different ways to complement it and ask your guests for feedback about their favorite pairings!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Have your coffee and eat it too!
Have your coffee and eat it too!

Once you’ve had a slice of this delectable cream coffee cake, you may want to have it every day. Good news: you can make it ahead of time! In fact, it’s even better when it’s been sitting in the refrigerator for a day or two.

Here are some steps to make ahead, store and reheat the Cream Coffee Cake:

To Make Ahead:

– Bake the cake as per the recipe instructions and let it cool completely.

– Once cooled, tightly wrap the cake in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

– Place the wrapped cake in an airtight container or ziplock bag and refrigerate.


– Store the wrapped Cream Coffee Cake in the refrigerator for up to five days.

– You can also freeze it if you don’t plan to consume it soon. It will last for up to three months in the freezer. Just thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.


– Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

– You can warm a slice of the cake by placing it on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes.

– If you prefer warm cream cheese frosting, microwave each piece of cake for 15 seconds at a high temperature.

Remember not to overheat your cake or cupcakes by following these reheating tips. Enjoy your delicious Cream Coffee Cake anytime!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your cravings with this delightful dessert
Satisfy your cravings with this delightful dessert

Baking the perfect Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake may seem intimidating, but with the right tips and techniques, you can ensure a scrumptious outcome every time. Here are some essential tips to help you make the best Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake ever:

1. Room Temperature Ingredients:

Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing them in the cake batter as it ensures even mixing of ingredients which results in a smoother batter.

2. Don’t Overmix the Batter:

Over-mixing the cake batter can cause the cake to be dense and heavy. Mix just until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.

3. Use Quality Flour:

To enjoy a fluffy, velvety crumb texture, use all-purpose flour from a reliable brand.

4. Watch Your Oven Closely:

Coffee cake is best when baked in a preheated oven that’s neither too hot nor too cold. Watch your oven closely to avoid over-baking or under-baking.

5. Use Parchment Paper for Easy Removal:

Line your baking dish with parchment paper for easy removal and prevent sticking to the bottom of the dish.

6. Let It Cool Before Icing:

Allow your cake to cool completely before adding frosting or glaze on top.

7. Smear Your Hands with Flour When Adding Streusel Topping:

Adding streusel topping can be messy, so for easy application, smear your fingers with flour before pressing on it gently onto the top of the coffee cake.

8. Add Flaky Salt on Top for Great Taste:

Add some flaky salt on top of your coffee cake for an irresistible sweet-savoury flavour contrast that elevates its taste to another level altogether.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to making a perfectly moist and delectable Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake every time!


Before we conclude this recipe and delve into the final thoughts, let’s cover some frequently asked questions that might arise when you are making this coffee and cream coffee cake recipe. These questions will help you gain better clarity in the recipe so that you can avoid common mistakes or troubleshoot any issues that might arise.

Can you add coffee to box cake mix?

If you’re looking for ways to enhance the flavor of your cake mix, consider using strong brewed coffee instead of hot water. The combination of coffee and chocolate is downright heavenly and will elevate the chocolate taste to a whole new level.

What makes a coffee cake a coffee cake?

Have you tried coffee cake? Although the name suggests that it is a cake with coffee, there is actually no coffee in the cake itself. Coffee cake is a moist cake with a crumbly, buttery streusel topping that pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee.

Can you put coffee in cake batter?

For an added kick of flavor in your cake, swap out water for a coffee mixture made by dissolving a tablespoon of coffee in 1 1/4 cups of water. Simply follow the cake mix instructions and substitute the coffee mixture for water. Then, bake and cool as directed on the box.

What’s the difference between coffee cake and streusel?

When it comes to crumb cake and coffee cake, the primary distinction lies in the amount of streusel topping used. Generally, crumb cake has a more generous layer of streusel topping compared to coffee cake, with the latter commonly being served without the said topping.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe is perfect for coffee lovers of all ages. Its rich notes of coffee and cream paired with the moist cake and crunchy pecan pieces make it an irresistible treat that will leave you wanting more. The recipe is also versatile, allowing for substitutions and variations to suit your taste preferences.

Whether you serve it as a dessert, breakfast or brunch option, this coffee cake is sure to impress. It’s simple to make, and with proper preparation and baking techniques, you can achieve the perfect results every time. Moreover, it can be made ahead of time and reheated for a quick snack or dessert any time of day.

Incorporating this recipe into your baking repertoire will leave your family and friends asking for seconds. The combination of quality ingredients like sour cream, vanilla extract, eggs, butter and all-purpose flour truly make a difference in the outcome of this cake.

So why not try making this Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake at home today? Impress family members, desserts lovers, or guests with its delicious aroma alone. This recipe is both easy to follow and mouth-wateringly good!

Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake

Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

I found this recipe in a magazine, while I was in a the dentist's waiting room. I haven't tried it yet, but I will get round to it eventually.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 526.4 kcal


  • 8 tablespoons butter, room temp
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup pecan pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons strong cold coffee
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan with a removable bottom.
  • In a small bowl, combine pecans with the 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tbsp coffee.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt,, and remaining coffee. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter with a paddle attachment till fluffy. Slowly add sugar, beating till blended, about 2 minutes Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • On high speed beat for another 2 minute, then reduce speed to low and add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and alternate with flour mixture and sour cream in 3 parts till smooth.
  • Spoon 1/3 of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 cup of pecan mixture. Top with another 1/3 of the batter, sprinkle with another 1/2 cup of pecan mixture and top with remaining batter, then sprinkle with remaining pecan mixture.
  • Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a rack and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Loosen edges with a knife. Invert on to a plate remove the bottom of the pan, then invert again with the nut side up, onto a rack and let cool completely.

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Serving: 132gCalories: 526.4kcalCarbohydrates: 74.8gProtein: 7.6gFat: 22.6gSaturated Fat: 10.9gCholesterol: 90.8mgSodium: 404.9mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 42.3g
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