Deliciously Rich Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make coffee cake recipe? Look no further than this cream cheese dessert coffee cake recipe! This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves coffee, cheese, and crumb cake. The moist buttery cake is filled with a creamy cheesecake filling and topped with a sweet cinnamon streusel topping that will make your mouth water.

What makes coffee cake so special? It’s the perfect treat to pair with your morning cup of joe or to serve as a dessert at your next gathering. This coffee cake is made with 8 oz of cream cheese softened, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of purpose flour, and other high-quality ingredients that come together to create a unique and tasty experience.

Whether you’re in the mood for a raspberry cream cheese coffee cake or a blueberry cream cheese coffee cake, this recipe has you covered. Not only does this recipe taste amazing, but it’s also simple to make even for those who aren’t experienced bakers. So why not give it a try and see how it measures up to other popular cakes like pumpkin spice or pound cake?

Next, let’s take a closer look at why you’ll love this recipe and what ingredients you’ll need to get started.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake
Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake

Are you someone who loves combining coffee and cake? Look no further than this Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe! Trust me, you’ll absolutely love it. Here are some reasons why:

Firstly, the cream cheese filling adds an indulgent layer of sweetness that perfectly complements the coffee flavors. It’s a match made in heaven!

Secondly, this coffee cake is incredibly moist and buttery thanks to the addition of sour cream and butter in the recipe. You won’t be left with a dry and crumbly cake. Instead, you’ll enjoy rich and creamy goodness in every bite.

Thirdly, this recipe is versatile and can be adapted to suit your preferences. Choose from raspberry cream cheese or cinnamon cream cheese to flavor the filling, or switch out the topping for blueberry streusel if you’re feeling adventurous.

Lastly, this Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Whip it up for a weekend brunch with friends or have it as a dessert after dinner. The options are endless!

Don’t take my word for it though – give this recipe a try and taste the deliciousness for yourself. I guarantee you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on a plate
A slice of heaven on a plate

Before we begin making this Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe, let’s gather all the ingredients we need. Here’s a list of what you will need to make this moist and buttery cake filled with creamy cheesecake filling and topped with a cinnamon streusel topping.

For the Coffee Cake:

  • 4 cups of purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup regular water or blueberry cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

Gather your ingredients for this delicious dessert coffee cake and let’s start making it!

The Recipe How-To

 Melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness
Melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness

Now, let’s dive into the fun part of making this Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe. Follow these step-by-step instructions and you’ll have a moist, buttery cake filled with [bold]cinnamon cream cheese[/bold].

Step 1 – Preheat Oven

[bold]Preheat[/bold] your oven to [bold]350°F (175°C)[/bold]. Grease a [bold]9-inch springform pan[/bold] with non-stick spray.

Step 2 – Make Cake Mix

In a medium bowl, [bold]whisk together[/bold] italic[/italic]: [bold]3 cups all-purpose flour[/bold], [bold]1 teaspoon baking powder[/bold], and [bold]1 teaspoon baking soda[/bold]. Set aside.

Step 3 – Make Cream Cheese Filling

In another medium bowl, beat together italic[/italic]: [bold]8 oz cream cheese softened[/bold], [bold]1⁄4 cup (4 Tablespoons) unsalted butter softened[/bold], and [bold]2 cups granulated sugar[/bold] until fluffy using an electric mixer. Add in italic[/italic]: [bold]1 teaspoon vanilla extract[/bold], mix until combined.

Step 4 – Add Wet Ingredients

Add into the filling mixture italic[/italic]: [bold]3 large eggs one at a time[/bold], make sure to beat well after each egg is added. On low speed, slowly add in the dry ingredients (from step 2).

Incorporate italic[/italic]: [bold]1 cup sour cream [/bold], mix until everything is well combined.

Step 5 – Make Cinnamon Streusel Topping

In a small bowl, make the cinnamon streusel topping italic[/italic]: [bold]1⁄2 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon[/bold], and [bold]1⁄4 cup (4 Tablespoons) unsalted butter melted[/bold]. Mix with a fork until well combined.

Step 6 – Layer Cake Components

[bold]Pour[/bold] half of the cake mix into your prepared springform pan. [bold]Layer[/bold] in half of the [bold]cinnamon streusel filling[/bold], followed by the remaining cake mix, and top with the remaining half of the streusel mixture.

Step 7 – Bake and Serve

[bold]Bake[/bold] for approx. italic[/italic] or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once done, remove from oven and [bold]allow to cool[/bold]. Serve your freshly baked Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe warm or at room temperature. Enjoy

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect balance of sweetness and richness
The perfect balance of sweetness and richness

Variety is the spice of life, and the same goes for coffee cakes! Even though this Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe is delectable as is, there’s plenty of ways you can tweak it to your liking. Below are some of my favorite substitution and variation ideas:


– Flour: If you’re looking for a healthier alternative or just want a gluten-free option, swap out the all-purpose flour with almond flour or gluten-free baking mix.

– Sugar: I like to use coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar in most of my baked goods. It’s a lower glycemic sweetener that won’t spike your blood sugar as much.

– Cream cheese: You can use Neufchâtel cheese as an alternative to regular cream cheese. It has a slightly lower fat content while still retaining that rich and creamy flavor.


– Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake: Add more cinnamon to the streusel topping and filling to give it an extra spiced kick.

– Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake: Swap out the streusel topping for fresh raspberries and add raspberry puree to the cream cheese filling.

– Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake: Fill the coffee cake with juicy blueberries and top it with a lemon glaze for a tangy twist.

– Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake: Add lemon zest and juice to the batter, filling, and streusel topping for a zesty and refreshing treat.

– Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Coffee Cake: Incorporate pumpkin puree, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon into the batter for a cozy fall-flavored cake.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to substitutions and variations, so feel free to get creative in your kitchen!

Serving and Pairing

 A divine combination of cream cheese and coffee cake
A divine combination of cream cheese and coffee cake

This cream cheese dessert coffee cake recipe is perfect for serving as a sweet treat with your morning or afternoon coffee, or to impress guests at a brunch or gathering. To serve, cut into generous slices using a sharp knife and serve warm or at room temperature. This cake is so delicious it can be served on its own just as it is, but can also be paired with a variety of extras to enhance its flavor even more.

If you are in the mood for something fruity, top your slice with a spoonful of blueberry cream, and garnish with fresh blueberries to add some acidity and freshness to the flavor. Another great option is to serve with raspberry cream cheese on top of each slice, for a decadent and slightly tangy taste.

However, if you prefer something classic, you can’t go wrong with a simple dusting of powdered sugar on top of your slice of cake. It adds an extra layer of sweetness to the cake without overwhelming its own flavor.

This cake goes particularly well with coffee or tea, as the richness of the cream cheese filling complements perfectly the bitterness of these beverages. However, if you want to indulge further and go all out on dessert, try pairing it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or some whipped cream on top – this will make every bite even more satisfying and indulgent.

No matter how you choose to enjoy this cream cheese dessert coffee cake recipe, it is guaranteed to delight your tastebuds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A decadent treat for any coffee lover
A decadent treat for any coffee lover

When it comes to coffee cake, it’s hard to resist a second slice. Luckily, this cream cheese dessert coffee cake recipe is perfect for making ahead of time and enjoying throughout the week.

To make-ahead, simply follow the instructions and bake the coffee cake as directed. Once cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to five days. When ready to serve, slice it into desired portions and reheat in the microwave or oven until warm.

If you have leftovers that you don’t plan on eating within those five days, you can also freeze the coffee cake. To do so, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then place it in an airtight container. It’ll stay fresh for up to three months. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, remove from the freezer and let thaw at room temperature for a few hours before reheating.

When reheating your cream cheese dessert coffee cake, be sure to check its temperature frequently. Overheating can dry out the cake and cause it to lose some of its delicious moisture. If reheating in the oven, try wrapping slices in foil with a tablespoon of water before heating up. This method will create steam that will help keep your cake moist while reheating.

With these easy make-ahead instructions and proper storing techniques, you can enjoy this cream cheese dessert coffee cake anytime you please – even on busy weekday mornings or as a sweet treat after dinner!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready to savor every bite
Get ready to savor every bite

Now that you have the ingredients for your Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe, let me give you some tips to make sure you get the perfect result.

First off, use room temperature butter and cream cheese to make the cake moist and creamy. Softened butter and cream cheese mix easily with the other ingredients which makes for a smoother batter.

Second, don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing will cause the gluten in the flour to develop and make the cake tough. Mix until just combined.

Third, place the cake on the middle rack of your preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for even baking. Avoid opening the oven door frequently to check on it as this can bring down the oven temperature and affect the baking.

Fourth, let the cake rest after baking for at least 10 minutes before cutting into it. This allows it to set properly and makes it easier for cutting big slices.

Lastly, don’t forget about serving it with a generous drizzle of coffee or sprinkling powdered sugar on top for added sweetness. These tips will help guarantee that every bite of this Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe is perfect!


As with any recipe, questions and concerns may arise during the process. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to address any possible issues you may encounter while making this Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe. So, let’s clear up any doubts and ensure that your cake turns out perfectly delicious from start to finish!

Does a cream cheese coffee cake need to be refrigerated?

According to the Food Network Kitchens, it’s recommended to refrigerate cakes or cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting at all times.

What’s the difference between coffee cake and streusel?

One can differentiate between crumb cake and coffee cake by the thickness of the streusel topping used. Generally, crumb cake has a thicker layer of streusel topping than coffee cake. Moreover, coffee cake can be prepared without the streusel topping.

What makes coffee cake different from cake?

What sets coffee cakes apart from other cakes is their streusel topping and lack of frosting. While some may have a touch of glaze, they typically feature a swirl of streusel or fillings such as fruit, nuts, or chocolate.

What makes a coffee cake a coffee cake?

If you’re looking for a comforting and slightly sweet treat to pair with your coffee, coffee cake is the way to go. Despite its misleading name, coffee cake doesn’t actually contain any coffee flavor in the cake portion. This delicious cake is typically topped with a crispy crumbly streusel filling and is meant to be enjoyed along with a warm cup of coffee.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this cream cheese dessert coffee cake recipe is a must-try for all coffee and cake lovers out there. Its moist and buttery texture combined with the creamy cheesecake filling and delicious cinnamon streusel topping will have you going back for seconds. Plus, the recipe allows for various substitutions and variations to cater to your personal preferences.

Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast on-the-go or a sweet treat to indulge in with your afternoon coffee, this cream cheese dessert coffee cake won’t disappoint. And with its easy-to-follow steps and list of ingredients (most of which can be found in your pantry), it’s a great recipe to try out with friends and family.

So why not surprise your loved ones with this delectable cheese crumb cake at your next gathering or impress them with a homemade blueberry cream cheese coffee? With this versatile recipe, the possibilities are endless. Give it a try today and taste what makes coffee cake so special!

Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake

Cream Cheese Dessert Coffee Cake Recipe

A very rich coffeecake that makes an excellent dessert. A cream cheese filling is sandwiched between a yeast-raised pastry-like dough. The recipe comes from Red Star Yeast. Prep is also rising time in bread machine.
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Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Coffee Cake
Calories 6346.7 kcal


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 cup butter, cool, cut in pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature


  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 -3 tablespoons water


  • Place ingredients in pan in order listed, Select dough or manual cycle.
  • At end of first kneading cycle remove dough.
  • Shape prepared dough into a ball.
  • cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Divide cold dough into 2 parts.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll each half into a 15-x-10-inch rectangle.
  • Transfer one rectangle to a greased 15-x10-inch jelly-roll pan.
  • In mixing bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth.
  • Spread FILLING over dough.
  • Carefully place remaining rectangle over FILLING.
  • Brush with slightly beaten egg whites.
  • Sprinkle with Nuts.
  • Cover; Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Bake in Preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  • Drizzle Glaze over warm coffeecake.
  • When cool, cut into squares or bars.
  • Store in refrigerator.

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Serving: 1610gCalories: 6346.7kcalCarbohydrates: 607.1gProtein: 99.5gFat: 401.5gSaturated Fat: 228.8gCholesterol: 1931mgSodium: 5539.5mgFiber: 16.5gSugar: 336.2g
Keyword Bread Machine, Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Grains, Oven, Potluck, Small Appliance, Sweet, Weeknight, Yeast
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