Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake - can't get better than this!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Coffee cake swirled with cream cheese and topped with a cinnamon streusel!

Hi there, Lil’ Luna friends! It’s Samantha from Five Heart Home, and I’m always excited to hop over and share a yummy recipe with Kristyn and her fabulous readers!

Today I bring you coffee cake. But not just any coffee cake…coffee cake that’s been swirled with a cream cheese filling and topped with a crunchy, cinnamon-y, streusel topping. It’s the perfect breakfast treat or afternoon pick-me-up, and it also makes a positively delightful dessert.

Delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake - can't get better than this!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Coffee cake swirled with cream cheese and topped with a cinnamon streusel!

I have yet to meet a coffee cake I didn’t like, but this Cream Cheese Coffee Cake holds a special place in my heart because, well, cream cheese. If there is a pastry to be chosen, I will always, always, always pick the one with the cream cheese filling! And don’t even get me started on cream cheese frosting. Yup, much like bacon, cream cheese makes everything better. So, of course, that holds true for coffee cake as well. 😉

Delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake - can't get better than this!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Coffee cake swirled with cream cheese and topped with a cinnamon streusel!

As if it’s not enough that this moist, tender vanilla cake boasts a silky cream cheese filling, it’s also finished off with a yummy cinnamon streusel, balancing out the sweet with a little spice. If you’re a fan of contrasting flavors and textures, this recipe won’t disappoint.

Delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake - can't get better than this!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Coffee cake swirled with cream cheese and topped with a cinnamon streusel!

So the next time you’re called upon to make a morning time treat — whether there’s a potluck brunch at the office or you’re hosting a playgroup at home — this Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is sure to elicit oohs and ahhs…and it’s guaranteed to disappear in no time. 😉

Delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake - can't get better than this!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Coffee cake swirled with cream cheese and topped with a cinnamon streusel!

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
 
Serves: 20 servings
Ingredients
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • FOR THE STREUSEL:
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, chilled and diced
  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. Position oven rack in center of oven and preheat to 350. Grease and flour a 9- by 13-inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare the filing by using an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese. Mix in the sugar, vanilla, and egg; beat until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the streusel by mixing the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a food processor until combined. Pulse in the chilled butter until the mixture is the texture of coarse sand. Alternatively, you may cut the ingredients together in a bowl using a fork or pastry blender.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the softened butter until smooth. Mix in the sugar and beat at high speed until light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla. Slowly mix in the flour mixture, alternating with the sour cream, until just combined.
  5. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer. Pour the cream cheese filling on top. Dollop the surface with the remaining cake batter, smoothing the batter over the top of the cream cheese filling. Then use a butter knife to gently swirl through the batter and filling.
  6. Evenly sprinkle the top of the cake with the streusel mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until no longer jiggly and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Place on a rack to cool; serve warm or at room temperature.

Adapted from Just Baked by Me

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This looks HEAVENLY!

Thanks so much for sharing Samantha!

For more great recipes by her, head over to Five Heart Home.

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Hi, I'm Samantha, and I share quick and easy, family-friendly, real food recipes over at Five Heart Home! I'm a 30-something wife and sleep-deprived mama of two energetic boys and a sweet baby girl living in the heart of Texas. I love baking, entertaining, reading magazines, watching college football, and taking way too many pictures of my kids. The days are crazy but the love is plenty between the five hearts that make up our home!
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  1. 1

    Wow, I’d love a piece right now!

  2. 3

    Hi Samantha,

    I know I’m a little late to the game, but I’ve been looking for some good cream-cheese based pastry recipes lately and I stumbled upon this one.

    I love cream cheese, I sometimes secretly eat it straight out of the fridge when my husband and kids are asleep 🙂 It reminds me of my all time favorite dessert, cheesecake!

    Getting a little over zealous on a recent trip to Costco, I overbought and now have a couple pounds of cream cheese that are approaching their expiration date. That’s why I’m desperately looking for new recipes with this ingredient 🙂

    This coffee cake variation is so creative. I’m going to pick up the rest of the ingredients and try it out today.

    BTW your food photography is STUNNING. Do you do it yourself? I wish I could learn that skill!

    Love the blog. Subscribed, and looking forward to new posts in 2017!

    Liz,
    http://charmcoffee.com