Delicious Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

As you walk into our coffee shop, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air. Today, we are excited to introduce a new addition to our menu – the Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake. This cake is unlike any other coffee cake you’ve tasted before. It is buttery moist, filled with juicy strawberries, and has a delicious cream cheese filling that melts in your mouth.

Our team of expert baristas has crafted this recipe with precision and love, using only the finest ingredients. From the purpose flour to the cream cheese glaze, every ingredient complements each other perfectly to create a truly heavenly taste sensation.

We understand that our customers have diverse tastes and preferences, so we strive to provide options that cater to everyone’s unique tastes. Whether you’re in the mood for a strong espresso or a fruity latte, we’ve got you covered.

So, we invite you to sit back, relax and indulge in the luxurious taste of our Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake while sipping on your favorite cup of coffee. Trust me; it’ll be an experience worth savoring!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake
Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake

Friends, let me tell you why this Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe is an absolute delight that should grace your breakfast or brunch table. As a barista and coffee lover, I proudly present a recipe to tantalize your senses and infuse your mornings with buttery moist goodness.

This recipe is the epitome of indulgence. It’s layered with fresh strawberry filling and creamy cream cheese for a decadent burst of flavor that will leave you craving for more. The vanilla cream topping takes it over the edge, offering a hint of sweetness that balances out the tartness of the strawberries.

What makes this coffee cake stand out is its unique blend of ingredients. It features a mixture of sour cream, fast-rising yeast, and baking soda that guarantees an airy, fluffy crumb that melts in your mouth. The combination of flour, sugar, and butter creates the perfect canvas for the strawberry cheesecake filling to work its magic.

The recipe is not only scrumptious but also easy to prepare—the batter cooks effortlessly in just 30 minutes with minimal effort on your part.

In conclusion, this is not just any coffee cake recipe; it’s the ultimate coffee cake recipe. With its layered texture, rich flavors from fresh juicy strawberries and cream cheese filling, this cake will become your new breakfast obsession. Dare I say it? This recipe will change how you view coffee cakes forever!

Ingredient List

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

Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cake flour: Cake flour is made from soft wheat, which gives the cake a tender and fluffy texture.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps the cake to rise.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda: Baking soda makes the cake light and fluffy by reacting with acidic ingredients.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt: Salt enhances the flavors in the cake.
  • 1 cup granulated sugar: Granulated sugar sweetens the batter and reacts with baking powder to help the cake rise.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature: Butter adds richness and flavor to the cake.
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature: The eggs provide structure for the cake.
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature: Sour cream adds moisture to the batter, making a rich and moist cake.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract: Vanilla extract provides flavor and aroma to the cake.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature: Cream cheese adds tanginess and creaminess to the filling.
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar: Sugar sweetens the filling.
  • 1 egg yolk, at room temperature: The egg provides structure for the filling.
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour: Flour thickens up the filling to make it spreadable.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract: Vanilla extract provides flavor and aroma to the filling.
  • 3/4 cup fresh strawberry jam or preserves: Fresh strawberry jam creates a tart contrast with the sweetness of the cake.

Crumb Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted: Melted butter helps bind together all of the ingredients in the topping.
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar: Sugar sweetens the crumb topping.
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour: All-purpose flour combines with butter and sugar to create the crumbly texture of the topping.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon: Cinnamon adds flavor and aroma to the topping.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt: Salt enhances the flavors in the topping.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 3 oz cream cheese, at room temperature: Cream cheese adds tanginess and creaminess to the glaze.
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature: Butter adds richness and enhances the texture of the glaze.
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar: Powdered sugar is used for sweetness and texture.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract: Vanilla extract provides flavor and aroma to the glaze.
  • 1 tablespoon milk: Milk is added to make a spreadable glaze.

The Recipe How-To

 Sweeten up your morning with a slice of this coffee cake.
Sweeten up your morning with a slice of this coffee cake.

Now that we’ve covered the ingredients list, it’s time to make this Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake! Follow along with these easy steps.

Step 1: Preheat your oven

Before you do anything else, preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C.

Step 2: Prepare crumb topping and set aside

In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of cake flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup unsalted butter (cold and cut into small cubes) until you achieve a crumbly texture. Set it aside.

Step 3: Make the cream cheese filling

In another mixing bowl, beat the 8oz. cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 egg until it forms a smooth mixture. Set it aside.

Step 4: Combine dry ingredients for cake batter

In a separate mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients – 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

Step 5: Cream wet ingredients for cake batter

In a different mixing bowl, mix together 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup unsalted butter. Add in 2 eggs, one at a time. Then add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 6: Mix wet and dry ingredients for cake batter

Slowly add in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until everything is evenly combined. Finally, mix in 1/2 cup sour cream into the batter.

Step 7: Add strawberry filling

Fold in about 1 cup of fresh strawberry jam or whole berries into the batter.

Step 8: Layer batter and cream cheese filling

Pour half of the batter onto an ungreased bundt pan. Then, pour in all of the cream cheese filling mixture in a ring onto the batter. Afterward, pour the remaining cake batter on top of the cream cheese filling layer.

Step 9: Add crumb topping and bake

Sprinkle the crumb topping over the coffee cake batter. Bake it for 55-60 minutes until golden brown or when a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Step 10: Cool and add glaze

Let your coffee cake cool before adding a cream cheese glaze or fresh strawberries on top for that extra sweet touch.

Enjoy your buttery moist cake with juicy strawberry filling, creamy cheese filling and crumbly streusel topping of the best strawberry cheesecake coffee!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect excuse to eat cake for breakfast.
The perfect excuse to eat cake for breakfast.

One of the best things about this Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe is the numerous ways you can tweak it to match your preferences. There are different ingredient substitutions and variations that will give you slightly different but equally tasty results.

To add some texture, you can swap some of the all-purpose flour with almond flour or cornmeal. You may also substitute all-purpose flour with cake flour; note that cake flour has a lower protein content, resulting in softer and fluffier baked goods.

If you’re looking for a healthier version, use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. You can also switch out sugar for honey or maple syrup, which will give the cake a subtle but delightful flavor boost.

For the cream cheese filling, try substituting strawberries with blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries for a different fruity flavor twist. Alternatively, mixing cocoa powder into the cream cheese filling gives you a chocolatey cream cheese filling.

If strawberries are not your preference, swap them out with any other juicy fruit, including peaches, apples, or even pears. The same goes for the jam; choose any flavor that pairs well with your fruit of choice.

Finally, to give the cake an extra layer of delightful decadence and sweetness, top it off with whipped cream or frosting. For instance, vanilla cream cheese or sour cream frosting adds a luscious finishing touch to this already great cake recipe.

Remember that some substitutions may slightly alter the texture and flavor of the cake than the original recipe. Nonetheless, feel free to experiment with different substitutions and variations until you find your perfect combo!

Serving and Pairing

 You won't regret indulging in a piece of this deliciousness.
You won’t regret indulging in a piece of this deliciousness.

Serving this decadent strawberries and cream coffee cake is an absolute pleasure. You can serve slices of the cake with a dollop of freshly whipped and sweetened cream, along with juicy strawberries on top for maximum decadence. The cake is so moist and buttery that it can easily take on fruity toppings or any other flavors of your choosing.

This cake pairs extremely well with a steaming cup of coffee. A light roast or a flavored coffee would be perfect to balance out the sweet, creamy notes in this recipe. If you’re feeling adventurous, add a hint of vanilla extract to your coffee to make it even more indulgent.

If you happen to have any leftover strawberry cream cheese from the recipe, spread it over slices of toast or bagels for a quick breakfast or snack. You could even whip up some extra cream cheese glaze and use it as a dipping sauce for fresh fruit. The possibilities are endless!

However, with its rich flavor profile, this coffee cake is best served as a treat during special occasions such as potlucks, parties, or weekend brunches. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone raving about your baking skills.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A coffee cake that's begging to be paired with your morning cup o' joe.
A coffee cake that’s begging to be paired with your morning cup o’ joe.

The Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe is a delightful treat that can be enjoyed anytime. It is perfect for morning breakfast or served as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. This recipe can also be made ahead of time to save you time and energy.

If you’re planning on preparing this cake beforehand, it is recommended to bake the cake and let it cool entirely before storing it in an airtight container. The cake can stay fresh at room temperature for up to two days. Alternatively, if you’d like to keep your cake for more than two days, it’s best to store it in the refrigerator.

To reheat your leftover coffee cake, microwave each slice for about 15-20 seconds until warm. Alternatively, place the slices in a preheated oven for about 5-10 minutes or until the desired warmth is reached.

Note that reheated coffee cake may not be as moist as freshly baked cake, so it’s recommended to consume it within three days of baking.

This make-ahead option saves you time, allowing you to plan and prepare ahead of schedule without compromising the deliciousness of your coffee cake experience. Additionally, storing correctly and reheating properly ensures you can enjoy your desired treat anytime without sacrificing quality or taste.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The strawberries and cream are a match made in heaven.
The strawberries and cream are a match made in heaven.

To make the perfect strawberries and cream coffee cake, it is important to pay attention to some crucial tips that will elevate your baking game. As a pastry chef with years of experience, I have gathered some professional tips to ensure your coffee cake comes out perfect every time.

Here are some tips to help you achieve buttery moist and flavorful results:

1. Use room temperature ingredients

Make sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature for the best results. This will help the ingredients mix together smoothly and will give your batter an even texture.

2. Measure your ingredients accurately

The key to a great recipe is accurate measurements. When it comes to baking, measuring cups and spoons should be used and dry ingredients should be leveled off.

3. Don’t over-mix the batter

Over-mixing can lead to a tough, dry texture in your cake. Mix just enough to combine all ingredients together.

4. Adjust oven temperature according to your oven

Oven temperatures tend to vary, so it’s important that you know how long it takes for your oven to heat up and adjust accordingly.

5. Allow the cake to cool before slicing

Allowing the cake to cool down after taking out of the oven is important as it helps prevent the cake from falling apart while slicing.

Following these tips will ensure that you create a deliciously decadent strawberries and cream coffee cake each time you make it.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this strawberries and cream coffee cake recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make option for any occasion. Whether you are looking for a breakfast treat or dessert, this cake will not disappoint. With its buttery moist texture, delicious strawberry cream cheese filling, and crumb topping, it is the perfect combination of flavors that will delight your taste buds.

Whether you prefer a bundt cake, streusel cake or layer cake, there is no wrong way to enjoy this dessert recipe. Plus, the various substitutions and variations give you the flexibility to cater to your taste preferences.

So go ahead and whip up this delectable creation for your next brunch or family gathering. Trust me; your guests will thank you for it!

Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake

Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

This coffee cake uses cake flour and yeast, which help to give it an amazing texture. Posted at, this is the 2009 Northern Region State Fair winning recipe.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 754.6 kcal



  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope fleischmann's fast rising yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon argo baking powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon spice islands 100% pure bourbon vanilla extract


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon spice islands 100% pure bourbon vanilla extract
  • red food coloring (optional)
  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • For cake: Combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1 cup of crumbs. Stir undissolved yeast, baking soda and baking powder into remaining crumbs. Combine sour cream and water; heat to very warm (120° to 130°F). Stir sour cream mixture, egg and extracts into flour mixture. Spread batter in greased 9 x 3-inch round OR heart shaped springform pan. Set aside while making filling.
  • For filling: Combine cream cheese, sugar, egg and extracts; beat until smooth. Optional: tint to desired shade of pink with red food coloring (about 2 to 3 drops). Pour onto prepared cake batter. Top with jam and sprinkle with reserved crumbs and almonds. Allow to rise in a warm, draft free place for about 30 minutes or until cake almost doubles in height.
  • Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until golden. Cool at least 2 hours. Store cake in refrigerator.
  • Recipe Note: The light texture of this cake depends on cake flour. Do not substitute all-purpose flour.

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Serving: 220gCalories: 754.6kcalCarbohydrates: 94gProtein: 10.4gFat: 37.8gSaturated Fat: 21.6gCholesterol: 142.5mgSodium: 355.5mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 45.9g
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