Creamy and Dreamy: Indulgent Coffee Cake Recipe

As you walk into my coffee shop, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air, and the sound of steaming milk tells me it’s time to get to work. I’m excited to introduce you to my newest creation, a cream-filled coffee cake that will surely satisfy your taste buds.

Coffee cake is one of those timeless classics that we all know and love. But, what makes this recipe stand out is the delightful cream filling inside. The buttery coffee cake is infused with hints of cinnamon and sugar and then filled with a rich and velvety cream cheese filling – this is what I call a true indulgence.

This cream-filled coffee cake has become a staple in my coffee shop, and my customers can’t seem to get enough of it. It’s perfect for any time of day – whether you’re enjoying a leisurely brunch or need something sweet with your afternoon coffee break.

So, if you’re ready to take your love for coffee cake to the next level, come on in and give this cream-filled version a try. Trust me; it will be love at first bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cream Filled Coffee Cake
Cream Filled Coffee Cake

Dear coffee lovers,

Are you always on the lookout for new and delightful ways to indulge your taste buds? Then feast your eyes, and prepare to salivate when you hear about this cream-filled coffee cake recipe! Trust me; it will be love at first bite.

This heavenly treat offers a moist, fluffy texture with a delectable cream cheese filling perfectly balanced with just the right amount of sweetness. The fine texture goes immaculately with a perfect cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Plus, the aroma of the cinnamon and sugar that fills your kitchen as you bake it will make your home feel warm and cozy.

But wait, there’s more! This recipe is excellent for any time of the day, whether as breakfast or dessert. It is equally ideal for serving guests, impressing your family members, or pampering yourself. Furthermore, its versatile nature means that you can modify it to suit your preferences by manipulating the ingredients.

So what makes this cream-filled coffee cake recipe stand out from the rest? Well, apart from its irresistible taste and aroma, it uses ingredients that are readily available in most kitchens. Bakers of any level of expertise can make it without many difficulties. Additionally, it presents an opportunity for one to improve on their baking skills while enjoying a delicious outcome.

In conclusion, this cream-filled coffee cake recipe is undoubtedly worth trying out. You will love how easy it is to make but will also appreciate how fantastic it tastes. So why not create something special today with this heavenly recipe? Trust me; your palate will thank you for giving it a chance.

Thank you for reading my recommendation; now grab those pans and get cooking!

Ingredient List

“Indulge in a creamy delight: Cream Filled Coffee Cake”

Ingredient List

With the cream filling and moist layers, this cream filled coffee cake is a perfect breakfast or dessert option for all. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need for the recipe:

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups (250g) of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (80g) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup (100g) of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) of warm water

For the Cream Filling:

  • 1 package (8oz) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125g) of confectioners’ sugar

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 1/4 cup (50g) of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (60g) of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60g) of unsalted butter, softened

Optional Topping:

  • powdered sugar for dusting

With these recipe ingredients, you’re all set to make the best cream-filled coffee cake ever!

The Recipe How-To

“Start your morning right with Cream Filled Coffee Cake”

Now, onto the cream-filled coffee cake recipe itself. In this section, I’ll provide step-by-step instructions for creating this delightful treat.


  • For the cake:
    • 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
    • 1/4 cup of sugar.
    • 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
    • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
    • 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
    • 2 eggs.
    • 1/4 cup of butter, softened.
    • 1 cup of milk.
  • For the cream filling:
    • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened.
    • 1/2 cup of butter, softened.
    • 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar.
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 1: Preheat your oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

Step 2: Make the cake batter

Combine the dry ingredients for the cake in a large mixing bowl – all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

Add in the butter and eggs and beat until fully combined. Finally, add in the milk and mix until you have a smooth batter.

Step 3: Make the cream filling

Combine cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract in a separate mixing bowl.

Mix these ingredients together until you have a smooth and creamy mixture.

Step 4: Prepare the cake pan

Grease an 8-inch (20 cm) square or round cake pan with cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking.

Step 5: Pour and Spread Cake Batter

Pour half of the batter into your prepared cake pan. Then use a spatula to spread it out evenly.

Step 6: Add the cream filling

Now it’s time to add the star ingredient. Grab your cream cheese filling and spread it carefully over the top of the batter in your pan. Leave a small gap at the edge to avoid the filling melting out.

Step 7: Top off with remaining cake batter

Pour the remaining cake batter on top of the cream filling.

Step 8: Bake and Enjoy!

Place your now-filled cake pan into the preheated oven and bake for around 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Once it’s finished, remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Optional extra steps for crumb toppings lovers:

If you want to add some crumble topping to your cream-filled coffee cake, here are some extra instructions.

Crumble Topping

Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of butter in a mixing bowl. Mix with a fork or pastry blender until

Substitutions and Variations

“Layer upon layer of goodness—Cream Filled Coffee Cake”

Like any recipe, there is always room for personalization and variation. Here are some ideas to take your cream-filled coffee cake to the next level:

– Swap out the cream cheese filling for a different flavor. Consider trying an Italian cream filling or chocolate chip crumb filling.

– Try using eggnog instead of milk in the recipe for a holiday twist on this classic dessert.

– Want to make your coffee cake even more decadent? Top it with a buttercream frosting.

– Instead of making a traditional cake, try making this recipe in a bundt pan for an impressive presentation.

– For a different flavor profile, swap out the cinnamon for nutmeg or allspice in both the cake and crumble topping.

– Customize the crumble topping by adding chopped nuts or oats.

– Make individual servings by baking the batter in muffin tins and topping with whipped cream.

With a little creativity, you can make this already delicious cream-filled coffee cake into something truly special. Experiment with different flavors and toppings until you find your perfect combination.

Serving and Pairing

“An easy and irresistible recipe that will make your day—Cream Filled Coffee Cake”

There is something magical about the aroma of a warm and freshly-baked coffee cake. It simply makes your mouth water and sets your taste buds into motion. But, what’s the perfect way to serve a cream-filled coffee cake? Fear not, for I’m here to guide you.

The first thing you should do is take out your favorite serving dish; a simple white platter or a wooden board would suffice. Now, sprinkle some confectioners’ sugar over the cream-filled surface of the coffee cake; this will give it an elegant touch and make it even more tempting. For added richness, you can also drizzle a bit of melted butter on top of the powdered sugar.

Pairing the coffee cake with a warm cup of coffee is totally up to personal preference. The different flavors in your favorite cuppa can enhance or contrast with the rich taste of your cream-filled coffee cake. If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing your cake with an eggnog cream latte or cinnamon coffee.

For those who are looking for a more elaborate pairing, whipped cream and fresh berries could be perfect complements to the crevices and pockets in between slices of cake. This will add a refreshing texture while giving that fruity sensation that both contrasts and compliments the richness of the cream filling.

By now, you might be thinking that my suggestions are too sugary or too heavy. But, that’s when sour cream comes into play. Dip your spoon into sour cream on one side and then onto your slice of cake – it will balance out sweetness without losing richness.

In summary, there is definitely not just one right way to serve this lovely dessert. Regardless of how you choose to serve it, though, remember that whipping up this delectable treat is always worth it; from its creamy center filling to its crumbly topping – every bite offers just enough sweetness for one wanting dessert!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Sweet and creamy filling inside fluffy cake—Cream Filled Coffee Cake”

Lo and behold, we have arrived at the final segment of the recipe article section – the part where I divulge my little secrets to help you prep and preserve your cream-filled coffee cake.

First and foremost, let’s talk about “Make-Ahead”. If you’re someone who likes to plan ahead or has a busy schedule, then you’ll love this tip. You can actually make the cream filling and cake batter in advance, separately. Once you’ve prepared both perfectly, store them in tightly covered containers in your fridge for up to 2-3 days before baking.

Now, let’s address storing that beautiful cream-filled coffee cake. This delicious cake can last up to 3-4 days if stored properly. All you need is an airtight container or plastic wrap that snugly covers the surface of the cake while leaving some room for air circulation inside the container.

When it comes to reheating your cream-filled coffee cake, there are two options: microwaving or oven heating. To microwave heat individual slices or pieces for about 10-15 seconds at a low setting until it warms up. As for heating in the oven, preheat to 350°F (175°C) and reheat slices wrapped in aluminum foil for 8-10 minutes or until warm.

One more thing, if you prefer serving chilled dessert, you may pop your cream-filled coffee cake into your refrigerator after it’s cooled down post-baking for a couple of hours for the best results.

I hope these tips come in handy when it comes to preparing and storing this fantastic pastry, so you can now bask in knowing that your cream-filled coffee cake will remain soft and gooey with flavors intact just like when fresh out of the oven!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Your morning coffee’s best companion—Cream Filled Coffee Cake”

As a barista, I have to admit that achieving perfect results in coffee making requires not only top-quality ingredients but also following the basic techniques that enhance the taste profile of a cup of coffee. Here are some tips on how to make the perfect Cream Filled Coffee Cake Recipe, which is sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests.

1. Use high-quality ingredients: The recipe calls for common ingredients that might be available in your pantry, such as butter, milk, all-purpose flour, sugar, eggs, and cream cheese. To achieve an outstanding taste profile, choose top-quality ingredients, including the best cream filled chocolate or chocolate chips crumb cake.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit: Ensure you preheat your oven before baking to ensure even heating throughout baking and prevent undercooked areas.

3. Incorporate enough cinnamon: Cinnamon is an essential component that brings natural sweetness and distinctive fragrance to cream-filled coffee cake. Be sure to involve the right amount of cinnamon in the cake crumble or filling to give it the desired taste.

4. Make cream cheese filling beforehand: Mix cream cheese and other ingredients you desire for a harmonious blend before layering them in the cake pan.

5. Thoroughly whisk egg whites: For the airy texture you desire in your cake mix, whisk egg whites thoroughly then go ahead to incorporate them into other ingredients.

6. Give room for variations: If you’re experimenting with variations while preparing this cream-filled coffee cake recipe, be open-minded while meeting requirements such as temperature adjustments or flavor modifications.

7. Follow serving instructions: The recipe has specific instructions on servings suitable for people varying weights and needs- adhere.

8. Top with whipped cream for added enjoyment: take your crushed cinnamon coffee treat up a notch by adding a generous portion of whipped cream- your taste bud will thank you!

I can’t wait for when you bake this delicious Cream Filled Coffee Cake Recipe and enjoy every slice. Just following these tips would put you on your way to Perfect results.


Now that you have mastered the art of making this scrumptious cream filled coffee cake recipe, it is time to address some common concerns and questions. In this section, I have gathered all the frequently asked questions and provided detailed answers for your convenience. So, let’s dive in and address any doubts you may have about this recipe.

Can you add coffee to box cake mix?

Hey there! If you’re looking to enhance the flavor of your cake mix, I recommend trying out a little trick. Instead of using hot water, swap it out for some strong brewed coffee. It’s a match made in heaven with chocolate and really brings out the flavor in a beautiful way.

What makes coffee cake different from cake?

What sets coffee cakes apart from other types of cake is their distinctive crumbly topping called streusel. Unlike other cakes that are commonly frosted, coffee cakes are typically not frosted and are instead topped with a glaze. These cakes may have a streusel swirl incorporated into the batter and can be filled with various additions such as fruit, nuts or chocolate.

What makes coffee cake taste like coffee?

Coffee flavor can be effectively infused into baked goods by adding instant espresso powder into the batter, as bakers often employ this technique.

Is coffee cake supposed to be dipped in coffee?

Coffee cake is a pastry that was originally made with coffee, but now it is typically served alongside coffee rather than including coffee as an ingredient in the cake itself.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the cream filled coffee cake recipe is a must-try for all coffee and cake lovers. The recipe brings together a perfect balance of sweetness and richness that will leave your taste buds wanting more. With its creamy center and crumbly topping, this cake is perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to fancy dessert parties.

Not only does this recipe use simple ingredients that most of us already have in our pantry, but it is also easy to follow thanks to detailed instructions. So why not give it a try? You won’t be disappointed!

And if you’re worried about adapting the recipe to your needs, there are plenty of substitution options suggested as well as some variations that will make your cream filled coffee cake even better.

In addition, serving suggestions including pairing with a hot cup of coffee or eggnog cream are provided. You also learned how to store and reheat the cream filled coffee cake so you don’t have to worry about leftovers going to waste.

With all of these tips and tricks, you’re sure to achieve perfect results every time! So what are you waiting for? Whip up this amazing cake and indulge in the best that desserts have to offer.

Cream Filled Coffee Cake

Cream Filled Coffee Cake Recipe

I found this recipe on the Taste of Home website. It takes a little longer to prepare than most coffee cakes since you have to allow for rising time, but it is by far the best coffee cake I have ever had and well worth the extra prep time it takes!
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cakes
Calories 414.3 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115)
  • 5 1/2-6 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 eggs, well-beaten


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup butter or 3/4 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  • Heat milk, butter 1/3 cup sugar and salt; stir until the sugar dissolves. Set aside. Mix yeast, warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar; let stand 10 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups flour, milk mixture, yeast and eggs; beat until smooth. Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, turning one to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, prepare topping.
  • Combine sugars, flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients; set aside.
  • Punch dough down; divide in half. Pat or roll each half to fit a greased 9-in. cake pan.
  • With a fork, pierce entire cake top.
  • Divide topping and sprinkle over each cake.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
  • For filling, combine flour and milk in a saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  • Cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream remaining ingredients until well-mixed. Add flour mixture and beat until fluffy.
  • Cut each cake in half horizontally; spread each with half the filling.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 104gCalories: 414.3kcalCarbohydrates: 58.7gProtein: 7.2gFat: 16.9gSaturated Fat: 10.2gCholesterol: 82.1mgSodium: 568.9mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 21.9g
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