Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is swirled with a ribbon of sweet and tangy cream cheese filling and topped with a buttery, cinnamon streusel topping, making it a perfect breakfast, brunch, or coffee time treat!
Is there anything better than a big hunk ‘o coffee cake? Why, yes, actually…yes, there is. And that something would be a big hunk ‘o Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, whose tender vanilla cake is abundantly showered with cinnamon streusel while simultaneously concealing a cream cheese surprise. Because everyone knows that a cream cheese surprise is the best kind of surprise!
Seriously, though, I big puffy heart coffee cake, and I adore cream cheese pastries above all others (if given a choice, I will always, always, always pick the cream cheese one). So why not combine these two loves into one delightful recipe that would be perfect for enjoying through the upcoming holiday season? Get-togethers and gatherings, lazy weekend brunches, overnight houseguests, coffee after dinner…this Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel Topping is prepared to meet all of these challenges and more! 😉
Now, this is a from-scratch recipe, so it does take a few minutes to put together the batter. However, the extra effort is worth it, because using real ingredients in lieu of a boxed mix makes all of the difference in the final coffee cake! In fact, one of my favorite parts of this recipe is the contrast of flavors and textures…moist (thank you, sour cream), sweet vanilla cake, a creamy, slightly tangy filling,and a crunchy, warmly spiced topping. Yep, a hot cup of coffee or tea and a tall glass of cold milk and you’re all set!
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 with Cinnamon Streusel Topping is sure to elicit oohs and ahhs…and it’s guaranteed to disappear in no time!
Recipe first published on Lil’ Luna; adapted from Just Baked.
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